Why oh why can't Finnish hotels put thick curtains up to keep out the light? The answer is that local inhabitants and visitors who have stayed any length of time get used to the summer light blazing into the room at 3am.
Another perfect summers day and its off to the MEMS maker VTI Technologies Oy recently acquired by Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd. My taxi driver does a double take. "I am sure it used to be here," he says. It's ok It's the first day of the official name change to Murata Electronics Oy
Murata's Vantaa wafer fab for the production of MEMS components
Inside the building president Tsuneo Murata was addressing the workforce on the first day under the new name. I was able to conduct an interview which I wrote up as Murata wants to build from MEMS to Internet of Things. I also met another member of the Murata family.
Murata-boy in Murata's Vantaa dining room doing his balancing on bicycle trick
@Peter Clarke: nice slides, MEMS approaching $5.7B in a couple of years, it is not surprising that many countries are jumping to the arena.
What is the longer term plan for these efforts, beyond the R&D and prototyping? Where do they intend to manufacture?
Nice pictures. Thanks for sharing. The video of the robot cycler is interesting. But, doesn't it put his feet down? How does the bicycle remains vertical even when not pedaling? Does the robot include a gyroscope?
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.