Panel casts doubt on MEMS for energy harvest Design How-To 3/14/2013 4 comments A panel on energy and MEMS at the MEMS Executive Congress Europe cast doubt on the use of MEMS for energy harvesters but despite this the audience showed themselves to be optimistic about prospects for the technology
ST returns fire over MEMS patents Design How-To 3/12/2013 2 comments MEMS supplier STMicroelectornics has gone to the International Trade Commission in the U.S. seeking an exclusion order against MEMS from rival InvenSense and some products that include these MEMS.
Startup builds 100-Gbps laser in CMOS Design How-To 3/4/2013 6 comments A low-cost tunable laser made in CMOS could transform the architecture of datacenters and the economics of metro and long-haul communications networks, according to its maker, a startup from Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.