Everspin names CEO News & Analysis 7/13/2010 Post a comment Everspin Technologies Inc., an MRAM supplier, has named Phillip LoPresti its president and chief executive.
Rave buys tool firm News & Analysis 7/13/2010 Post a comment Photomask repair tool vendor Rave LLC has announced the completion of its acquisition of Eco-Snow Systems, a former member of the Linde Group.
Six dead in Emcore shooting News & Analysis 7/13/2010 4 comments A former employee of Emcore Corp. shot and killed five individuals and injured four others at Emcore, an Albuquerque, N.M.-based solar and fiber optics manufacturer, according to reports.
ST workers reject MEMS investment, says report News & Analysis 7/12/2010 Post a comment Workers at an STMicroelectronics' assembly facility on the Mediterranean island of Malta have rejected plans for an "austerity package" that was a condition of further company investment there, according to a Times of Malta report.
Ericsson demonstrates time-division LTE News & Analysis 7/12/2010 3 comments Swedish telephone equipment supplier Telefonaktiebolaget L. M. Ericsson has demonstrated an end-to-end time-division duplex LTE communication system at an event in Shanghai, China organized by China Mobile.
SIA sees second half IC slowdown News & Analysis 7/7/2010 1 comment The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reported record growth for ICs in May, but it also sees a slowdown in the second half of 2010.
Democratization of MEMS design and manufacturing Blog 7/7/2010 3 comments A perfect storm is brewing in semiconductor design and it reminds of a period about 20 years ago when many of the same forces were at work. The storm is all about challenges and opportunities to expand a market for a specific type of semiconductor technology, and the main thing missing is coherent infrastructure or ecosystem to facilitate it.
Dalsa to receive $23 million Ontario grant News & Analysis 7/1/2010 Post a comment Imaging sensor and semiconductor company Dalsa Corp. is set to receive up to 24.3 million Canadian dollars (about $23 million) from the Ontario government in support of research and development (R&D) efforts in digital imaging technology.
Students in 'forced' Foxconn internships, says report News & Analysis 7/1/2010 2 comments Up to 100,000 students have been ordered to travel from the central Chinese province of Henan to Shenzhen to take up three-month internships with Foxconn, the world's largest maker of electronic and computer systems, according to a China Daily report.
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.