Prototype glasses help visual handicaps Blog 5/30/2012 3 comments Google isn’t the only company working on glasses that can aid your day-to-day routine, because the researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid have been working on a different type of headwear that helps the visually impaired see better.
Slideshow: Rambus lights up GuitarMania Blog 5/27/2012 3 comments 10-foot Fender Stratocaster guitars showed up in front of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland this Memorial weekend. Among them was a guitar illuminated with LED lights, developed by Rambus engineers.
EDA to private equity, part 2 Blog 5/25/2012 1 comment The author attempts to answer a number of reoccurring questions from readers following his recent post suggesting that EDA firms would be better off in the hands of private equity firms.
Managing change Blog 5/25/2012 4 comments Entrepreneurs and seasoned executives need to learn to expect, plan for and manage change.
Bioplastics - cleaner world or bigger mess? Blog 5/24/2012 6 comments With energy resources dwindling and "sustainability" becoming a must-have word in the lexicon of almost every company in the developed world, the debate over the use of cleaner materials is intensifying, especially when it comes to plastic.
Memristor is 200 years old, say academics Blog 5/23/2012 8 comments Professor Leon Chua, the originator of the term memristor, has joined forces with Professor Christofer Toumazou and Themistoklis Prodromakis, both of Imperial College London, to demonstrate that such variable resistance behavior has been observed for more than 200 years.
Fiat focusing on natural gas before electric cars Blog 5/21/2012 12 comments Though not the flashiest Italian car manufacturer, automotive firm Fiat has long been a staple of the country’s industrial sector, providing vehicles to a wider mass market than its local brethren: —the Ferraris, Maseratis and Lamborghinis that cater only to the elite.
Apple, RIM duke it out over 4FF nano-SIM Blog 5/21/2012 4 comments Engineers aren’t strangers to conflicts in design, and just like Linux, everyone thinks their ‘flavor’ is best. With the new 4FF nano-SIM being proposed by Apple, several manufacturers feel it’s their duty to butt in with advice, which 80 percent of those whose opinion matters, don’t agree with. RIM, Microsoft, and Nokia are all arguing in favor of different designs, but specifically, all against Apple’s.
Electric Imp compared with Neul Blog 5/17/2012 9 comments Comparing a couple of leaders in the Internet of Things domain - Electric Imp Inc. and Neul Ltd. - shows the same bases get covered but with different radio and product strategies. Which is best? There's only one way to find out.
Indy engines still pack a 700HP punch Blog 5/14/2012 5 comments This year, when the Indy cars line up in the grid at the "greatest spectacle in racing," they'll be using engines with less displacement than that in a Volkswagen Golf or a Toyota Camry.
Why China? Blog 5/10/2012 32 comments We all pay abject lip service to China. The business community and the media are equally in thrall to the world’s second largest – and fastest growing economy.
But China’s also a handy device for fear mongering.
Weigh in on the greatest hits in electronics Blog 5/9/2012 85 comments This fall, EE Times will kick off a yearlong celebration of its 40th anniversary year. Through coverage and various activities online, in a special digital edition and at events, we plan to honor 40 visionaries, technologies and disruptions that have rewritten the rules—of technology, of the industry, sometimes of society—over the last four decades.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 21 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...