19 Views of ISSCC Slideshow 2/5/2016 3 comments Chips for smart cars, fast wired and wireless links, cool cameras and more appeared at at the International Solid State Circuits Conference.
16 Insights on ICs Slideshow 1/29/2016 5 comments At a talk in Silicon Valley semiconductor market guru Bill McClean predicted 4% growth in 2016 for the consolidating industry, but said China is a wild card.
Sound of Silence Greets Ford-Google Deal News & Analysis 1/6/2016 1 comment The biggest news of Ford Motor’s press conference at the International Consumer Electronics Show turns out to be the announcement Ford didn’t make: A partnership deal with Google on self-driving cars. The company laid out a deal with Amazon and a vehicle-to-drone strategy.
Faraday Future: Fact or Fantasy? Slideshow 1/5/2016 29 comments Faraday Future, one of the most hyped tech companies before this year's Consumer Electronics Show, unveils its cool concept car and plans for factory in Nevada.
Analysts Predict CES 2016 Trends Slideshow 12/11/2015 1 comment The 2016 International CES will show evolutionary progress in a range of products from cars and drones to smart homes and wearables with a heightened focus on the impact of connectivity, said analysts.
A Day in the Life of Dextre Slideshow 12/4/2015 2 comments The Canadian-made robot on the International Space Station will unload the delivery of a new micro-satellite launcher, and since 2008 has helped ground control and astronauts get things done.
Ready for the Holidays? Tips for Supply Chain Success Slideshow 12/3/2015 Post a comment Preparing supply chain operations for the holiday can seem daunting, but the sooner companies implement some proven best practices, the more strategic value they can add the organization -- and avoid a potentially costly meltdown during the most wonderful time of the year.
Saleable Wearables: A Surprising List News & Analysis 11/25/2015 8 comments The consumer electronics industry is feeling a little spooked by a drop of 4.36% in year-over-year demand — from October 2014-October 2015, according to Argus Insights — for a wearable market. Where has it gone wrong?
10 Early Stage Technology Innovations Point to Future Slideshow 11/23/2015 Post a comment Emerging technologies, including printed electronics, wearable technology, 3D printing, sensors, energy harvesting, electric vehicles and new advanced materials,are set to change the electronics market. Here's a look at 10 innovative embryonic technologies.
11 Views of Hax Demo Day Slideshow 11/13/2015 1 comment Hax, the first of a crop of hardware startup accelerators, staged its seventh demo day, introducing a handful of new companies addressing the Internet of Things.
Top 15 Supply Chain Universities Slideshow 10/21/2015 Post a comment Whether trying to find education to further an existing supply chain career, to gather skills to make a mid-career move into supply chain, or to start on the path to getting an undergraduate supply chain degree, prospective students have a wealth of options from which to choose. Here's a look at the favorites of hiring organizations.
Patent Office Opens in Silicon Valley Slideshow 10/15/2015 Post a comment The U.S. patent office officially opened a satellite branch in San Jose in an effort to reach out to engineers and entrepreneurs as well as recruit more examiners and patent judges.
10 Wearables That Want to Change the World Slideshow 10/12/2015 5 comments Unicef, ARM and frog teamed up to ask electronics designers worldwide to think creatively about how wearable technology could change the way people solve some of the world's biggest problems.
15 Techs, Apps to Steer Automotive Future News & Analysis 10/8/2015 2 comments The ITS World Congress this week offered participants plenty of chances to ride in a driverless vehicle, discuss its implications and see the technology building blocks necessary for automotive future. Here are some samples EE Times spotted.
7 Robots…At Your Service Slideshow 9/26/2015 Post a comment Service robots may be the next big thing according to entrepreneurs who showed their designs targeting a range of consumer and commercial uses.
Manufacturing Survey Offers Hopeful Outlook Slideshow 9/23/2015 Post a comment A new benchmark survey found that the small and mid-market manufacturers are optimistic about the future, but still are concerned about controlling costs and finding skilled workers in order to ensure the bright outlook.
16 Insights on ICs Slideshow 9/22/2015 5 comments The semiconductor market has settled into a slow-growth mode for the foreseeable future but tech disruptions are coming, said IC Insights.
9 Secrets to Being the Good Cop of Vendor Relationships Slideshow 9/10/2015 Post a comment I was brought up to respect my elders and be polite and I have tried to maintain a courteous approach throughout my life. Sometimes, though, when I observe the relationship between purchasers and their outsourced vendors, I wonder how we can move courtesy from a perceived luxury to a must have relationship tool.
8 Views of the Chip Horizon Slideshow 7/6/2015 17 comments The Imec Technology Forum provided updates on the outlook for EUV lithography as well as work on the 10nm semiconductor node and beyond.
Google Reveals Data Center Net Slideshow 6/18/2015 1 comment Google revealed details of Jupiter, its Openflow-based data center network as a leading example of traction for in software-defined networks.
22 Views of an Augmented World Slideshow 6/12/2015 2 comments This year's Augmented World Expo generated a lot of creative energy and cool demos, attracting Google and Intel, but so far no killer smartglasses, depth sensors or mainstream apps.
Computex 2015: Bringing Home IoT Slideshow 6/8/2015 Post a comment Computex, world’s second largest information and communications technology show, remains relevant and ... large. Take a quick look at what saw at last week's Computex 2015.
CES Asia: ‘Zero Distance’ to Supply Chains News & Analysis 5/27/2015 Post a comment Conspicuously missing from CES Asia are big name consumer electronics brands -- even local companies like Xiaomi and Lenovo. The show, however, signals the region’s close proximity among product design, manufacturing and supply chains.
Why Smartwatch Pulses Are Weak News & Analysis 5/21/2015 2 comments Bloom Technologies aims to pave the way toward medical-grade wearables that can capture more useful data than today’s gadgets including the Apple Watch.
Maker Movement Turns 10 Slideshow 5/18/2015 11 comments Maker Faire and Arduino both celebrate tenth anniversaries this year with youthful energy and do-it-yourself values intact at an annual gathering.
DARPA Robots Aim for Finish Line Slideshow 5/14/2015 8 comments Next month 25 finalists will compete in the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) Robotics Challenge (DRC) with a $3.5 million purse--$2 million for first place, $1 million for second place and $500,000 for third place.
13 Views of IoT World Slideshow 5/13/2015 5 comments Plans for thousands of high end WiFi kiosks and low data rate Sigfox base stations were highlights 0f the Internet of Things World event here.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
January 2016 Cartoon Caption ContestBob's punishment for missing his deadline was to be tied to his chair tantalizingly close to a disconnected cable, with one hand superglued to his desk and another to his chin, while the pages from his wall calendar were slowly torn away.122 comments