E-Switch released its TM1000 series tilt switch, which has a one million life cycle expectancy.
The switch is environmentally friendly and contains no mercury. It is triggered when it is tilted at 45 degrees of the horizontal. Applications include portable equipment, gaming and computer, security devices and medical equipment. Key highlights:
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.