Multiple Standards Vie for Home Networking Supremacy Design How-To 8/27/2002 Post a comment "No new wires" is the rallying cry of four different standards contending for dominance in the potentially lucrative home-networking
market. Charles Small explains home-network requirements and discusses the pros and cons of the leading proposed wireless, phone-line, and power-line solutions.
Why MEMS Need to Be More Like ASICs News & Analysis 8/12/2002 Post a comment Microelectromechanical-system (MEMS) technology has reached a level
where MEMS devices should be making a big impact in key application
areas, such as communications and biotechnology. TechOnLine's Content
Director, Jim Lipman, provides his take on why MEMS pervasiveness is
currently much smaller than expected by many analysts and a way MEMS
usage can be increased.
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.