Military Technologies: The Push and the Challenge News & Analysis 6/27/2003 Post a comment Military budgets are growing at rates not experienced since the Cold War, rooted in concern over world events and potential threats to US and international security. This article provides an overview of the trends in Military systems spending that is driving the procurement of sophisticated systems. These systems create challenges for military systems designers, with system testing being paramount to maximizing mission success.
XFP Poses Challenges to Networking Designs News & Analysis 6/5/2003 Post a comment The dust is settling and the XFP interface is beginning to emerge as a strong optical module option for today's networking designers. But, moving XFP from the proposal stage to a real-life implementation will involve design choices for EMI, test, and cost.
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.