Here's a glance at some diverting stories, images, Tweets and videos from the engineering world this week.
What happens when you add some text atop the box??
I'll be in your area soon and want to help organize an open house at your branch. Here's how it works: • You invite key customers and suppliers to your branch for several hours (typically 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time) on a specific date. • They get a chance to see and drive the Volt (a very popular activity) and have lunch with Avnet branch representatives and me. • They have an opportunity, if they're willing, to sit down in front our cameras and chat with me about their technology, their products and how both they and the electronics industry can stay at the competitive bleeding edge in the years ahead. We post these stories and video segments on Drive for Innovation and in a number of EE Times network newsletters. It's a great way to get their story in front of an influential audience.
As a leading source of green energy, wind power is on a roll. Total installed capacity in the US grew from 2.5GW in 2001 to over 66GW in 2014. That's only good enough for No. 2, though – China is the world’s wind power leader with over 115GW of installed capacity.