Great new products - bad timing
Blog 8/31/2012 2 comments
Just when it appeared the stars were aligning for a revolution in computing, the future became cloudy. The pending release of Windows 8 is set to usher in a new era of computing with an entirely new applications environment, touch interfaces for both desktop and mobile PCs, and the choice of processor architectures for PCs and mobile devices.
How Intel can use wireless charging to attack ARM
Blog 8/30/2012 19 comments
Intel is gearing up to make wireless charging part of its mobile computing offering. Linking computers to mobile phones wirelessly could be used not only to charge up phones but also to supercharge Intel's mobile business strategy.
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup – August 29th
Blog 8/29/2012 Post a comment
Sonics, Intel, IMS, TSMC, Amkor, Bluetooth, Samsung, ASML, ARM, Synopsys, Altera, Xilinx, Delft, Open-Silicon and Evatronix made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Robo-chef cooks up a storm
Blog 8/27/2012 9 comments
China is building an army of robots - chef robots that is. In the face of rising labor costs, Chinese restaurateur Cui Runguan has cooked up “Chef Cui,” a robot chef that can slice noodles all day long without breaking a sweat.
Neil Armstrong, First Man
Blog 8/26/2012 17 comments
Neil Armstrong, who died Saturday (Aug. 25), wasn't interested talking about himself. Like any good engineer, he was focused on working with unknowns and solving problems.
What were they thinking: sock wedgie
Blog 8/24/2012 6 comments
On Fridays, I love to find some humor for the week, and patents are often a source of inspiration. Here is one I found for a problem I didn’t know existed – a sock wedgie…
ASSET releases IJTAG tutorial
Blog 8/23/2012 4 comments
IJTAG could bring some standardization to the usage of on-chip instrumentation, a move that will help make this a much easier task in SoC design…
The ultimate city vehicle?
Blog 8/22/2012 13 comments
Anyone who has ever attempted to find a parking spot in San Francisco during peak hours can tell you that a small car is your friend. And it doesn’t get much friendlier than the new Hiriko Fold, a car which slaughters any potential parking woes.
Yoshida in China: Does China Mobile need iPhone?
Blog 8/22/2012 14 comments
China’s telecom market is showing signs of distress. Wireless carriers in China are beginning to see their growing handset subsidies to customers eating into profits, while they struggle to increase their ARPU (average revenue per user).
Big brother Wi-Fi
Blog 8/20/2012 5 comments
Is Wi-Fi a good thing for smartphone users? Is it a human rights question, where every one with a phone should be entitled to access Wi-Fi or should we avoid Wi-Fi and resist the mobile operators who are trying to offload us from their networks?
Blowing things up, and other reasons I love my job
Blog 8/20/2012 6 comments
I recently took a trip to Chicago to spend some time with engineers at Littelfuse and delve deep into the world of circuit protection. But along the way, I found out just what it was that made Littelfuse engineers tick, and how blowing stuff up is just one of the many perks.
Timing (to market) is everything
Blog 8/15/2012 Post a comment
You know that you need to get a quality product to market. What you may not realize is how much timing can impact profitability - and why choice of RTOS makes a difference.