Local spec takes its mark News & Analysis 8/4/2008 Post a comment For some observers, the performance of the athletes next month will take a backseat to the performance of China's much-anticipated, homegrown 3G wireless network. The time-division, synchronous code-division multiple-access (TD-SCDMA) 3G network began commercial trial rollouts in earnest on April 1. It is scheduled to cover at least 10 Chinese cities in time for the Games, Aug. 8-24
Sun shines on the green engineer News & Analysis 8/4/2008 Post a comment The buzz at a recent solar technology conference was palpable. Engineers stood on long lines waiting to get into technical sessions and, once seated, stayed until the last question was answered.
Olympics technology: LEDs brighten the venues News & Analysis 8/4/2008 Post a comment Contractors for the Beijing Olympics considered fluorescent lighting for some of their key venues until they evaluated light-emitting diodes and found them to be a more colorful, lower-power route to illuminating their creations.
Torch is passed to MEMS News & Analysis 8/4/2008 Post a comment Microelectromechanical system (MEMS) chips have been built into the Olympic Torch--not the one that traveled around the world, but the replicas that spectators will wave at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics.
Ideal diode controller suits low voltage applications Product News 8/1/2008 Post a comment Low voltage applications where a slow handoff by controllers can result in a voltage droop during supply switchover could benefit from Linear Technology's LTC4352, a 0V to 18V ideal diode controller that smoothes current transfer between supplies in diode-OR applications.
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.