NXP says energy efficiency will drive IoT Design How-To 10/22/2012 Post a comment Buildings and automobiles will be two locations where the Internet of Things will roll out, but the driver behind myriad applications will, in some way or other, be energy efficiency, according to chip company NXP Semiconductors.
Entrepreneur says Win 8 marks end of PCs News & Analysis 10/19/2012 77 comments Microsoft will start promoting apps written for the byte code interpreter in Win 8 rather than the x86 compiler, starting what an industry veteran calls the end of traditional PCs.
Xi3: Most un-boring desktop PC ever The Engineering Life - Around the Web 10/8/2012 12 comments If you thought the desktop computer was dead, think again.
Hardware startup Xi3 says it’s on a mission to “change the way computers are built, serviced and upgraded,” by eliminating obsolescence and stuffing as much into a tiny, gorgeous little cube as it can. Welcome to modular computing at its cutest.
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.