SmartDraw – The Visio Killer? Blog 3/2/2011 40 comments If you need to create professional-looking drawings and flowcharts and other diagrams for use in articles and presentations and suchlike, then maybe SmartDraw is the program for you.
Need a really stable portable clock? Think atomic Blog 3/1/2011 9 comments As the new decade gets underway, designers of military hardware have a new tool in their component toolbox— portable atomic clocks. Ultra-stable timekeeping can be critical for battlefield communications, IED jamming, navigation, and tactical UAVs, among other applications. A truly portable atomic clock would be a real plus in these applications.
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.