Why Infineon’s 200mm Fabs Matter
Blog 10/14/2014 9 comments
A recent visit to Infineon's 200mm fabs in Dresden is surprising on two levels: the company's commitment to its older fabs and the level of "factory automation" it has pulled off.
Get 20 Takes on ARM Tech Con
Slideshow 10/3/2014 6 comments
ARM servers are progressing, but not ready for prime time, the race is on to a mainstream FinFET node, and IoT continued to appear everywhere at this year’s ARM Tech Con.
Peek Into BMW's Ultimate Driving Museum
Slideshow 9/30/2014 28 comments
BMW Welt and BMW Museum, located next to BMW headquarters and its engine/automobile plant, has reportedly become a popular destination for tourists visiting Bavaria, almost rivaling King Ludwig's 19th century Neuschwanstein Castle.
Maker Faire Meets the Big Apple
Slideshow 9/22/2014 2 comments
Hundreds of large companies, startups, maker spaces, and scientists converged at Maker Faire, held at the New York Hall of Science in Queens this weekend. Makers big and small came with curiosity to play with hundreds of projects.
Q’comm Does Watches, Glasses, Robots
Slideshow 9/19/2014 4 comments
Qualcomm showed design wins in smartwatches, VR glasses, and robots at its annual Uplinq event where it also gave updates on AllJoyn and its efforts in smartphones and WiFi.
18 Views of the Silicon Horizon
Slideshow 9/18/2014 6 comments
Semiconductors are poised for high single-digit growth this year and beyond, IC Insights said in an annual forecast that explored trends in China, capital equipment, fabless companies, and more.
Slideshow: Boeing, SpaceX Take US Back to Space Station
Slideshow 9/17/2014 7 comments
NASA tapped Boeing Co., the safe but more expensive choice, and upstart Space Exploration Technologies Inc., or SpaceX, on Sept. 16 to provide spacecraft and launchers that would deliver astronauts and perhaps even space tourists to the space station by as early as 2017.
19 Views of IDF 2014
Slideshow 9/12/2014 3 comments
Intel tipped a Xeon-class processor for microservers, a 3D camera, and plans for a password- and wire-free PC this year at IDF, where Rick Merritt had brief, strange encounters with Sergey Brin and a banana piano.
Top 10 Mega Telescopes Today & To Come
Slideshow 9/5/2014 8 comments
Humans can now peer out into the universe through the entirety of the electomagnetic spectrum back 13.7 billion years and the view is improving. Here are 10 mega telescopes that should be household words.
Back to School Essentials for Learning Tech
Slideshow 9/4/2014 2 comments
The STEM movement is full throttle. With classes and at-home STEM Education kits sprouting up all over the country, the next generation will have the tools needed to be the most innovative generation of the century.
4 Big Trends From ESC Brazil
News & Analysis 9/3/2014 5 comments
Brazil’s vibrant embedded systems engineering community was out in full force at ESC Brazil 2014 last week. Here’s a look at four of the biggest-buzz-generating trends we saw at the show.
9 Insights From Hot Interconnects
Slideshow 8/29/2014 4 comments
Facebook described its network switch, while experts picked apart flaws in Ethernet, WiFi, InfiniBand, Linux, last-mile connections, and more at Hot Interconnects where one next-big-thing was silicon photonics.
Display Vendors Predict 10 Bold Directions
News & Analysis 8/28/2014 14 comments
Display suppliers are in the know. The companies exhibiting at Touch Taiwan might not be willing to spill their best beans, but they know all about the specific screen sizes, thinness, and brightness demanded by Apple.
9 Notorious Automotive Electronics Recalls
Slideshow 8/28/2014 12 comments
It's been a banner year so far for automotive recalls, including problems stemming from badly written code, flawed machinery and or flawed electronics. Here is a look at 8 of the recent automotive recalls involving electronics (hardware or software).
In Search of Bleriot’s Plane and Foucault Pendulum
Blog 8/25/2014 23 comments
The Musée des Arts et Métiers in Paris should delight every engineer. It's focused on materials, mechanics, and scientific instruments, and how technological advances have been applied to the development of energy, transportation, construction, and communication systems.
25 Views of Hot Chips 2014
Slideshow 8/18/2014 3 comments
ARM commanded much of the spotlight at Hot Chips 2014, but the event made it clear Intel maintains its position as king of the microprocessor hill.
Parrot AR.Drone2.0 – GPS Edition Teardown
Slideshow 8/16/2014 7 comments
The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 – GPS Edition released this year has its own flight recorder and is host to a TI OMAP APU, Micron's 128MB flash, and Atheros Low-Power 802.11 b/g/n WiFi controller. Take a peek inside.
9 Peaks From the Flash Summit
Slideshow 8/8/2014 8 comments
Flash controllers want to be compute nodes, vertical NAND wants to ship and next-gen non-volatiles want a shot, I was told at the Flash Summit.
Canada Ahead of US in Chip Ed
News & Analysis 8/8/2014 19 comments
The Canadian Microelectronics Corp. (CMC, Kingston) helps academics--professors and graduate students to build semiconductor prototypes including all steps from conception, to EDA to testing.
Rosetta Probe Orbits Comet
Slideshow 8/6/2014 10 comments
Talk about playing hard to get -- the European Space Agency's Rosetta Probe has arrived at a comet following a 10-year chase. The probe was originally launched in March 2004 and a 220-pound landing device will descend on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in November.
Kid-Friendly Science Museums We Love
Slideshow 7/30/2014 52 comments
In summer, parents find themselves groping for the perfect spot to take the kids -- some science or tech museum where they might learn something. We asked our editors to recommend favorites in their neighborhoods.
Ex-Apple Engineers Find Life After Jobs
News & Analysis 7/16/2014 28 comments
In executives' bios and investment pitches for any new projects, aspirants who can do so never fail to mention the magic phrase "ex-Apple engineer." Do we think they still operate under the spell of the late Steve Jobs?
EE Times Silicon 60: Hot Startups to Watch
Slideshow 7/15/2014 4 comments
Thirty-eight new companies join version 15.1 of our list of 60 emerging startups. Newcomers range from IP cores and materials to power semiconductors, MEMS, sensors, and Internet of Things developers.
World Cup Tech Firsts & Flops
Slideshow 7/9/2014 8 comments
Athletes and fans have spilled blood, sweat, and tears over World Cup games. After a month of intense matches and the final game scheduled for July 13, EE Times looks at World Cup technology successes and flops.
DARPA Robotics Challenge: Meet the Robots
Slideshow 6/28/2014 8 comments
DARPA to robots: This time no tethers, no human assistance, spotty wireless, and do all your tasks faster. DARPA Robotic Challenge deadline is extended so teams can work on the more rigorous problems. Meet the robots in this slideshow.
Intel Future Showcase Is Solar, Secure, 3D
Slideshow 6/26/2014 3 comments
The Intel Future Showcase looked at how the intersection of hardware for mobile devices and the IoT will power innovation. From advanced tablets to connected prototyping boards and smart cars, the company hopes the future will be a more secure and immersive experience.
Engineer Hackers Rejuvenate DLP
Slideshow 6/16/2014 11 comments
Over the last two decades, largely unbeknownst to TI, Digital Light Processing technology has gradually found its way into unintended applications -- industrial and medical included -- thanks to persistent hacking by engineers.
Wearable IoT Center Stage at GlazedCon
Slideshow 6/5/2014 2 comments
Glazed Conference, held June 3-4 in San Francisco, brought startups and Internet of Things vets together to highlight the burgeoning category of wearable connected devices.
Haute Couture Meets High Tech
Slideshow 6/4/2014 8 comments
According to Dutch fashion designer Anouk Wipprecht, fashion lacks microcontrollers. Using microcontrollers, sensors, and 3D printing, Wipprecht believes that the future of fashion is in technology.
IoT on Display at SolidCon
Slideshow 5/23/2014 10 comments
In the growing Internet of Things, devices that were once strictly mechanical are now blends of hardware and software -- packages of microcontrollers, sensors, and networked software. The result is a connected world full of possibilities for medical, industrial, and commercial verticals.
Teardown Compares Combo Sensors
Blog 5/12/2014 3 comments
The latest nine-axis combo sensors from Bosch, InvenSense, and STMicro have similar costs despite different designs, according to a System Plus Consulting chip teardown.
When Apps Attack
News & Analysis 5/1/2014 16 comments
Alcatel-Lucent released Mobile Application Rankings report to expose certain mobile apps’ misbehavior -- its unintended consequences on networks, consumers’ data plans, and hardware designs.
Slideshow: Chatty Medical Devices & Apps
Slideshow 4/29/2014 1 comment
Sometimes the best way to tell people how to do something is to talk them through it. That's the idea behind some talking medical devices that instruct people on how to use them.