PV researchers get a training network Design How-To 11/27/2012 3 comments A consortium of companies and research institutes are forming a network for the interdisciplinary training of researchers in advanced thin-film photovoltaic technologies.
Energy harvesting at the press of a button Design How-To 11/26/2012 Post a comment Mechanical energy from many sources can be tapped by means of energy harvesting to power electronic devices and particularly to send wireless control messages to activate systems remotely. Frank Schmidt, CTO of EnOcean GmbH introduces the ECO 200 energy harvest unit and provides considerations for its use and application examples.
ARM-backed power player raises cash Design How-To 11/22/2012 1 comment Digital power control startup has raised an additional $8 million to be used to extend the company's reach into overseas markets and a broader set of applications.
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.