First photos of distant planet News & Analysis 11/14/2008 Post a comment The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) used the Hubble Space Telescope to take the first visible-light picture of a plant orbiting a distant starFomalhautlocated 25 light-years away in the constellation Piscis Australis (Southern Fish).
Video: Khosla speaks on downturn, clean tech Design How-To 11/12/2008 Post a comment It's impossible to predict how the current economic crisis will unfold, but in the long run the fundamental value of new technology ideas remains sound, said veteran venture capitalist Vinod Khosla, outlining opportunities he sees in so-called clean technologies.
Good vibrations for energy harvesting Teardown 11/10/2008 3 comments The combination of high-power-density piezoelectric element design with a high-efficiency converter takes energy-harvesting out of the lab to address the problem of powering remote and embedded devices.
Shedding light on solar cell technology Teardown 11/10/2008 3 comments It's clear that solar energy harvesting is poised to go mainstream, but it's not clear which of the many diverse technologies vying for dominance in this emerging market will take precedence.
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.