Doing Moore with less Blog 5/27/2010 Post a comment For years, Numetrics has helped leading semiconductor R&D groups improve their development productivity. Today, it is launching a free trial product for EE Times readers that showcases some of the capability those R&D organizations use before they start their design projects.
Opinion: Microsoft needs a K Blog 5/26/2010 3 comments Unexplained in the restructuring of Microsoft's consumer division is where it will get the new blood to replace J Allard at a time when the consumer device sector is exploding with creative ideas and the Windows giant has been playing catch up.
Securing the smart grid Blog 5/10/2010 1 comment Despite the dire warnings that the emerging U.S. smart grid might be too smart for anyone's good, the folks working on the buildout of a new American power grid insist that they have network security issues in hand.
Why the electronics industry needs 3-D technology Blog 5/6/2010 Post a comment Why 3D extraction? It all comes down to the need to create, from the layout view, a more precise electrical circuit model, which when simulated gives the designer performance characteristics such as timing, power and noise, as well as other important parameters like gain, bandwidth and reliability.
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