VC investment fell in 2009, Q4 signals change News & Analysis 1/25/2010 Post a comment Venture capitalists invested $17.7 billion in 2,795 deals in 2009, marking the lowest level of dollar investment since 1997, according to the MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), based on data from Thomson Reuters.
Of Windmills and Recording Studios Design How-To 1/20/2010 1 comment Windmills are cost more than a $1 million often requiring maintenance to go with their size and volatile nature. This article describes machine monitoring systems in wind turbines, how the requirements for a music studio network are similar to a turbine's monitoring system and how Firewire can been used to create a maintenance system for turbines.
Ex-ST exec calls for EDA to take strategic view News & Analysis 1/20/2010 Post a comment When asked if the EDA industry has a roadmap, Joseph Borel, ex-executive vice president in central research and development at STMicroelectronics NV (Switzerland, Geneva), answers affirmatively as Europe continually renews the Medea+ EDA roadmap. The real question should however be: Does the EDA industry need an international roadmap?
Test gear firm cuts jobs in wake of acquisitions News & Analysis 1/14/2010 Post a comment Test equipment vendor Ixia plans to cut roughly 80 jobs as part of a restructuring initiative following its acquisitions late last year of Catapult Communications and of Agilent Technologies' N2X data network testing product line.
Japan university to use Agilent ESL software News & Analysis 1/14/2010 Post a comment Yamagata University in Japan announced it has licensed Agilent Technologies' SystemVue ESL software to reduce by up to 30 percent the time required for the design and verification of its communication hysical layer (PHY) system.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.