Democratization of MEMS design and manufacturing Blog 7/7/2010 3 comments A perfect storm is brewing in semiconductor design and it reminds of a period about 20 years ago when many of the same forces were at work. The storm is all about challenges and opportunities to expand a market for a specific type of semiconductor technology, and the main thing missing is coherent infrastructure or ecosystem to facilitate it.
IP protection not standard in electronics organizations Blog 7/7/2010 2 comments Inventions are the lifeblood of many communications and electronics companies. But if those ideas and products are not protected from theft, all that hard work and creativity has been in vain. Unfortunately too many organizations are failing to ensure that their intellectual property (IP) is secure.
How productive is your R&D organization? Blog 7/7/2010 4 comments Productivity drives development throughput in your R&D organization - the higher the productivity, the greater the throughput. And throughput is a measure of how much product the engineering organization churns out during a given period of time.
Fundamental challenges of PCB assembly and test Blog 7/5/2010 Post a comment This white paper provides a description of the PCB manufacturing process along with the challenges facing today's electronics manufacturers with respect to the Manufacturing System Solutions (MSS) portfolio of the Valor Division of Mentor Graphics.
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.