NIWeek photo shoot (part 1) Test & Measurement Designline Blogs 8/25/2009 Post a comment It's been a few weeks since I attended NIWeek in Austin, but I still have more content coming from that show. I did manage to bring my digital camera and take some pictures. Here is the diary of my two and a half days there--in image form (part one).
IBM harnesses DNA to pattern nanoscale circuits News & Analysis 8/17/2009 Post a comment IBM Corp. researchers say they have harnessed DNA to position nanoscale components like carbon nanotubes and silicon nanowires into circuits 10 times smaller than can be achieved with current lithographic techniques.
Viewpoint: 5 reasons Mexico is best for electronics production News & Analysis 8/7/2009 6 comments Many high-tech equipment manufacturers are again picking Mexico for their production needs due to the competitive total cost of ownership compared with other low-cost locations and its proximity to consumers in the United States. Here are five reasons why Mexico beats Asian locations in the selection of a competitive manufacturing site for products destined for consumption in high-cost centers like the United States.
Intersil to acquire Quellan News & Analysis 8/4/2009 Post a comment Continuing its buying spree, Intersil Corp. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Quellan Inc., a privately-held supplier in the design of high-performance analog signal processing integrated circuits.
Content transfer: Speed versus ease of use Design How-To 8/3/2009 1 comment The concept was to look at download speeds across three different interfaces--USB, WiFi and 3G--to compare and contrast the speed and ease of use. Three different cellphones were tested: iPhone 3G, BlackBerry Bold and BlackBerry Storm.
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.