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Japan to Form Power Device Initiative
News & Analysis  
7/31/2013   11 comments
Unlike the CE market, there are no established testing procedures for power devices used in vehicles or other high-voltage, high-current infrastructure equipment. It could result in life and death issues, warned an Advantest executive.
Micron Closes Elpida Acquisition
News & Analysis  
7/31/2013   14 comments
Micron Technology announced it closed its $2.5 billion deal to acquire Elpida Memory.
Ethics in the Workplace
Blog  
7/29/2013   64 comments
Sometimes work can throw you an ethical challenge, and the right and wrong of it are not always black and white. That's when you have to step back and do some non-engineering thinking.
China Won't Be a Chip Manufacturing Power
Blog  
7/25/2013   52 comments
More evidence that China's thrust to create a large indigenous semiconductor manufacturing base hasn't quite panned out.
The Cloud May Clear Post-Snowden
Blog  
7/18/2013   4 comments
A letter from web giants to the US government may be just the start of a conversation about how we can innovate around privacy and transparency.
Swimming in a Patent Suit Tsunami
Blog  
7/15/2013   10 comments
We need some fresh thinking about how to navigate the rising tide of patent infringement suits.
Ham Operators' Paradise at Friedrichshafen's Flea Market
Blog  
7/10/2013   2 comments
Ham Radio show in Friedrichshafen, Germany, is a must see for any ham enthusiast. Here's why.
Apple Bucks High-Tech Slippage in Fortune Rankings
News & Analysis  
7/8/2013   7 comments
The high-tech industry as a whole, despite the performance of Apple, Samsung, and Hon Hai, took a back seat to automotive companies and oil producers in the latest Fortune Global 500.
Tearing Up a $125M Check to Big Blue
News & Analysis  
7/8/2013   13 comments
Brocade chair Dave House tells how he got IBM to sign up for the Intel Inside program and management lessons he adapted from Andy Grove.
Did Sharp Just Sell Out to China?
Blog  
7/8/2013   5 comments
The recent news about Sharp Corp.’s plan for a $2.9 billion joint venture with China’s state-owned electric equipment vendor CEC raised a few eyebrows in Japan.
Big-Data Meets the Internet of Things
Blog  
7/3/2013   2 comments
Recent events in Boston, Delft, and Wuxi gave researcher Stephen Miles a global view of issues and developments in the Internet of Things.
Why Hydrogen Cars Are Suddenly Back in Vogue
News & Analysis  
7/2/2013   42 comments
GM and Honda announced that they will join forces to develop a common hydrogen powertrain – fuel cells and hydrogen tanks – for fuel cell vehicles.
Immigration Rally Raises One of Many Voices
Blog  
7/2/2013   12 comments
I marched for an afternoon in front of the Silicon Valley office of Rep. Zoe Lofgren, one of millions of voices on immigration reform.
India Fab Infected by Delay Bug
India Chip Chat  
7/2/2013   31 comments
Bangalore-based journalist Sufia Tippu reports on India’s off-again, on-again aspiration to build the nation’s own foundry. The Cabinet missed the deadline for giving approvals to fabs -- once again.
On the Frontline in Brazil
Blog  
7/1/2013   4 comments
Brazil: A technology advisor witnesses first-hand the biggest protests in 20 years that swept the country.


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