A Christmas in the Sierras Blog 12/28/2012 1 comment A handful of peers from Silicon Valley were among the 56 souls with whom I spent the Christmas holiday in an old ski lodge in the snow-crusted Sierras.
Oregon courts Azalea project, says report Blog 12/19/2012 3 comments Oregon could be seeking to bid against New York as the site for a wafer fab, according The Oregonian newspaper. The publication reports that Business Oregon, the state's economic development agency, is working with a company under the codename Azalea.
Dublin Calling: Intel Labs drives Digital Europe Blog 12/17/2012 Post a comment Intel's network of research labs in Europe now embraces more than 4,000 R&D professionals and has more than quadrupled in size since its formation in January 2009. The question that remains is: where is the return on investment for Intel and the benefit for Europe?
Meeting Zuckerberg and Mr. EUV Blog 12/13/2012 3 comments I learned a little something in brief encounters this week with Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and the man I think of as Mr. EUV—two very unique men in black.
London Calling: Whither ST? Blog 12/12/2012 6 comments STMicroelectronics' plan to exit from its joint venture with Ericsson makes sense, but its 2013 timetable suggests selling ST-Ericsson will not be easy.
Pacemaker was born of a blackout Blog 12/10/2012 5 comments The event that launched the medical electronics era was, ironically, an electrical blackout, in Minnesota's Twin Cities on the night of Oct. 31, 1957.
IEDM goes deep on 3-D circuits Blog 12/10/2012 5 comments The development and implementation of 3-D circuit technology will again be thoroughly explored at this year's International Electron Devices Meeting.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.