Land of the Rising Silence
Blog 5/31/2011 38 comments
The Japanese are great at achieving goals like that 15-percent cut of electricity use this summer. In contrast, they tend not to discuss, or make plans, or even face up to issues — like the nuclear mess in Fukushima.
Zombie tales for people with brains
Blog 5/26/2011 7 comments
When I come to think about it, I’ve actually been seeing quite a lot of these little rascals recently, starting with The Walking Dead television series followed by all sorts of books…
Blog 5/25/2011 24 comments
I am a HUGE fan of the author Terry Pratchett in general and of his Discworld books in particular. If you've not been exposed to these little rascals you are missing a real treat...
IMEC and the ARM connection
Blog 5/25/2011 6 comments
European research institute IMEC is holding its annual technology forum. It has one of those slides with more than a hundred partner logos and ARM's was nowhere to be seen. So what was ARM CEO Warren East doing at the event?
National Instruments goes shopping
Blog 5/23/2011 2 comments
While there seems to be an abundance of great companies in this market, there are a few that stand out because they have been fortunate enough to gather some extremely gifted talent.
Living with the Volt
Blog 5/23/2011 32 comments
For the last 2 weeks what may arguably be the most significant car in the history of the U.S. auto history since the Model T has been sitting (and charging) in my garage.
Future of mobile 3-D is a two-way street
Blog 5/21/2011 3 comments
Audiences have been able to consume media in 3-D, with the aid of glasses and parallax filters, but they have not been able to communicate back with their devices in the third dimension.
Prisons and cell phones
Blog 5/17/2011 7 comments
If you are following the issue of sniffing out mobile phones in prison, you might be interested in some news out of Berkeley Varitronics Systems.
The DAC theme for 2011 will be…
Blog 5/16/2011 6 comments
For this year, one area that is definitely going to be a theme is FPGA-based prototyping. This is heating up into a must have tool in everyone’s arsenal…
NXP: No-big-chip-in-the-middle strategy
Blog 5/11/2011 16 comments
Mike Noonen, NXP's senior vice president for global marketing and sales, describes his company's strategy as "no big chip in the middle"--a handset or media tablet without that big fat SoC hogging all the real estate.
Big brain radio, part 1
Blog 5/8/2011 2 comments
My friend keeps empty boxes. His basement electronics lab is filled with them. Frayed and old, they once held things like radios, power supplies, and parts.
The beat goes on…
Blog 5/6/2011 2 comments
There is quite a bit going on in the Ethernet Watch, including IEEE 802.3 100 Gb/s Backplane and Copper Cable Study Group is pushing forward with the hope of becoming an official task force and much, much more.
Intel putting fins on at 22 nm
Blog 5/4/2011 6 comments
Intel announced another milestone in semiconductor technology as they demonstrated a production-ready 3-D transistor technology for 22 nm called Tri-Gate.