Bringing solar manufacturing back to the U.S. EET Videos 4/9/2012 Post a comment Solar manufacturing startup Twin Creek Technologies claims it has found a way to produce extremely thin yet flexible solar cells. By reducing material costs and adding value in the manufacturing process, solar cell production could again become a
Creating a defensive embedded security mindset EET Videos 4/8/2012 Post a comment Robert Vamosi describes how hackers are breaking into (and breaking) embedded systems, and how companies are reacting to the vulnerabilities the hackers are finding. Vamosi gave this keynote at DESIGN West in March 2012.
Switcher Power Loss EET Videos 4/3/2012 Post a comment Efficiency is a misleading number for comparison of switching regulators. The efficiency number can be manipulated by the input and output voltage, while power loss is more tightly tied to the actual circuit. This video explains why.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.