Top 10 smartphone innovations of 2011 Blog 12/30/2011 26 comments As smartphones become ever more ubiquitous and the speed of mobile innovation increases exponentially month by month, keeping track of the big innovations over a full year can seem a futile task. The changes, once recorded seem almost incremental when looked at through the year’s rear view mirror.
Chronic Christmas gadget conundrum Blog 12/14/2011 23 comments According to Accenture, customers returning electronics products will cost “U.S. consumer electronics retailers and manufacturers nearly $17 billion this year, an increase of 21 percent since 2007.”
Top 10 innovative USBs and peripherals Blog 12/14/2011 22 comments The following list takes a look at some of the more innovative, original and flamboyant USBs and USB peripherals, ranging from the secure and practical right through to the gimmicky and flamboyant.
Google doodle celebrates Robert Noyce Blog 12/12/2011 16 comments The doodle for Dec. 12, 2011 on www.google.com celebrates 84 years since the birth the Robert Noyce, one of the inventors of the integrated circuit and a co-founder of both Fairchild Corp. and Intel Corp.
Top 10 CE innovation gadgets at CES Blog 12/9/2011 25 comments The Consumer Electronics Association will present its choices of Best of Innovations Design and Engineering Award honorees at the upcoming 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The awards comprise outstanding design and engineering advancements across 32 consumer electronics product categories.
Big brain radio, part 2 Blog 12/1/2011 1 comment Cognitive radios were now too busy to figure out how to route phone messages, so they decided to put humans to work doing this. The task occupied the time of all humans alive.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.