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Commentary:Why it’s wrong for Intel and AMD to abandon WSTS
Blog  
2/29/2012   1 comment
Intel deserves censure for its wrongheaded, short-sighted and arrogant desertion of WSTS – for two reasons: “disclosure” and “bargaining power.”
Why it’s wrong for Intel, AMD to abandon WSTS
Blog  
2/29/2012   12 comments
Intel deserves censure for its wrongheaded, short-sighted and arrogant desertion of WSTS – for two reasons: “disclosure” and “bargaining power.”
Slideshow: Inside the Android booth at MWC
News & Analysis  
2/28/2012   3 comments
Google's Android booth on the Mobile World Congress show floor is not to be missed--both literally and figuratively. It's the largest and possibly most fun booth at the show.
Postcards from Barcelona: MWC Day 1
News & Analysis  
2/27/2012   1 comment
Follow one of the EE Times reporters on his first day at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona.
Qualcomm, HiSilicon, China drive unified LTE
News & Analysis  
2/27/2012   6 comments
Qualcomm and HiSilicon announced multi-mode chips and China Mobile tipped plans for a TD/FDD LTE network, steps toward the holy grail of a unified cellular technology.
Ericsson plays standards cards to LTE win
Blog  
2/25/2012   3 comments
Ericsson played the standards game for a winning hand in LTE, according to ABI Research, but they are neither first nor last to play that game.
Let the debate begin over U.S. patent fees
Engineering Pop Culture!  
2/17/2012   3 comments
The debate has begun among users of the U.S. patent office, large and small, to hammer out a fair and usable fee structure.
Rebuilding America: Would Kurzarbeit work here?
Blog  
2/14/2012   50 comments
The German system of "Kurzarbeit" (shorter work week) along with a demanding vocational training program have sustained its manufacturing base and much of its economy amid a growing European debt crisis. Would such an approach work in America?
U.S., E.U. regulators clear Google's Moto buy
News & Analysis  
2/13/2012   3 comments
Regulatory agencies from the U.S. and the European Union gave the thumbs up to Google's proposed $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility.
Space CoDesign gets involved with European Space agency
Engineering Pop Culture!  
2/13/2012   Post a comment
Space Codesign has nothing to do with space travel, or anything like it, but the European Space Agency is looking to see if their technology may help with productivity and automation…
Rebuilding America: U.S. plans manufacturing webcast
News & Analysis  
2/9/2012   6 comments
A new Energy Department manufacturing office will host a Feb. 14 webcast to explain the objectives of the U.S. Advanced Manufacturing Partnership.
Rumored Japanese chip merger by the numbers
Semi Conscious  
2/8/2012   21 comments
Merging the SoC businesses of Renesas, Fujitsu and Panasonic would create a large company, but the exact size in sales is difficult to pinpoint.
India wafer fab decision expected by end of 2012
News & Analysis  
2/7/2012   12 comments
Details of a proposed semiconductor wafer fab to be set up in India are set to be announced by the end of the year at the latest, government officials said this week.
Nikkei: Japanese firms look to merge system IC ops
News & Analysis  
2/7/2012   9 comments
Japan's Nikkei reported that Renesas, Fujitsu and Panasonic are in negotiations to merge their system chip businesses in a deal that would sharply remake the Japanese semiconductor landscape.
Steve Appleton in retrospect
Blog  
2/3/2012   25 comments
A retrospective on the career of Steve Appleton, Chairman and CEO of memory chip vendor Micron Technology, who died Friday in a plane crash.
Viewpoint: 'The R&D credit doesn't work'
Blog  
2/2/2012   60 comments
The R&D tax credit does not increase U.S. R&D expenditures, and the $10 billion we spend each year on the credit is mostly a financial transfer from the government to large multinational corporations with no benefit to U.S. taxpayers.
Time to play hard ball on tech manufacturing
Blog  
2/1/2012   152 comments
It's time for policy makers to play hard ball with multinational corporations that outsource manufacturing, design and R&D jobs. If they don't, manufacturing will cease to be the engine of U.S. economic growth.


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Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock

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Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock
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Engineering Investigations
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David Blaza

The Other Tesla
David Blaza
5 comments
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