Autoelectronics market to reach $210 billion in 2014, says analyst News & Analysis 5/27/2010 Post a comment The market for automotive electronic systems is set to grow from a 2009 low of $125 billion to about $210 million in 2014, a CAGR over the period of 11 percent, according to market research firm Strategy Analytics. Over the longer period to 2017 the company is forecasting a CAGR of 9 percent to yield an annual market of about $244 billion.
Group breaks logjam over smart meter standard News & Analysis 5/27/2010 1 comment Developers have agreed on a process to define by the end of the year a "seed" standard describing how to present data to devices that monitor smart electric grids, breaking a logjam that has drawn attention from Obama Administration officials and others trying to drive the move to a digital networked grid.
Powerline backers spar over smart grid market News & Analysis 5/25/2010 Post a comment Competing powerline proponents used the platform of the Connectivity Week event to fire off competing announcements to position themselves for success in the emerging smart grid market that has huge potential, but sees no end in sight to years of fragmentation over technical approaches.
Cisco tunes router, switch for smart grid News & Analysis 5/25/2010 Post a comment Cisco Systems has rolled out its first router and switch designed for the needs of electric utility substations, the first of a broad set of offerings expected from a business group set up late last year to extend Internet Protocol networks to the emerging smart grid.
Perpetuum launches stand-alone energy harvester News & Analysis 5/24/2010 Post a comment Perpetuum Ltd., a developer of energy harvesting technology, has launched the free-standing harvester that combines electromagnetic vibration energy harvesting technology with a selectable set of energy charging, storage and management options.
Mitsubishi agrees to use Infineon IGBT package News & Analysis 5/3/2010 Post a comment Infineon Technologies AG (Munich, Germany) and Mitsubishi Electric Corp. of Japan have agreed they will both serve the industrial motion controls and drives market worldwide as sources for advanced IGBT modules packaged in SmartPACKs and SmartPIMs.
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.