Freescale sells Scottish fab News & Analysis 8/17/2011 5 comments The Freescale Semiconductor fab in East Kilbride, Scotland, which ceased chip production two years ago, has been sold to a real estate developer for undisclosed financial terms.
EE Times launches China fabless IC report News & Analysis 8/16/2011 2 comments UBM Electronics, the publisher of EE Times, announced the availability of the China Fabless Profile, a special report created by EE Times Confidential and focused on China's fast-growing fabless semiconductor sector.
Born in the USA: Philips’ L-Prize LED bulb News & Analysis 8/15/2011 7 comments The $10M L Prize is for the first LED bulb to be a functional, dimmable replacement for a 60W incandescent bulb. It’s sponsored by the DOE and funded with US tax dollars. Philips Lighting's CEO, Zia Eftekhar answers reader questions about where will the bulbs be made, and what assurances are there about product reliability.
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.