House passes patent reform bill News & Analysis 6/23/2011 22 comments The U.S. House of Representatives passed a patent reform bill by a vote of 304-117, the last major hurdle in revamping the U.S. patent system.
Updated: India again seeks help with fabs News & Analysis 6/23/2011 42 comments The so-called Empowered Committee, set up by the Indian government to get the country into chip manufacturing, has prepared an advertisement inviting potential technology providers and financial investors to make a preliminary expression of interest in setting up semiconductor wafer fabs in India.
U.S. House to vote on patent reform News & Analysis 6/22/2011 14 comments The House of Representatives is set to vote as early as Wednesday on a broad patent reform bill, the last big step in a six-year effort to enact a patent reform.
Japan takes Sparc to 8 Petaflops News & Analysis 6/20/2011 6 comments A Japanese supercomputer using 68,544 Sparc-based processors from Fujitsu has been clocked at more than eight petaflops to become the world's fastest system.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.