Metcalfe on Ethernet’s lessons, unsung heros Blog 11/29/2012 6 comments “There’s an army of unsung engineers who helped invent Ethernet,” says Bob Metcalfe, taking a long drag on his cigarette as he ruminates about the now ubiquitous network technology he described in a memo to colleagues at Xerox PARC on May 22, 1973.
Video: Samsung stresses its smartphones Blog 11/26/2012 Post a comment Samsung is out to show the world how tough it is, or at least, how tough its smartphones are, with a newly released video showing the various (and rather rigorous looking) stress tests it puts its devices through.
Synopsys rolls out upgrade to HAPS Blog 11/20/2012 1 comment HAPS is going back to its roots with a more modular architecture and takes advantage of some new features in the Virtex 7 architecture giving more capacity and performance…
London Calling: Intel's 14-nm process delay Blog 11/19/2012 7 comments Intel Corp. reportedly sent home Irish staffers early from production training in the U.S. after deciding to delay the introduction of 14-nm process in Leixlip, Ireland. What are the implications?
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times