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posted in January 2013

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Silicon Valley Nation: The silicon generation
1/31/2013   9 comments
At a documentary premier, the pioneers of the Silicon Valley watch how they transplanted innovation into orchards.
Silicon Valley Nation: Crowd-funding electronics innovation
1/30/2013   1 comment
A part-timer R&B singer and biochemist is crowdfunding his idea for a better battery charger.
DesignCon: "Uncomplaining" engineers must demand better EDA tools
News & Analysis  
1/29/2013   11 comments
Jonah Alben, Nvidia engineering VP, sees longer, more difficult design cycles if tools-investment complacency lingers.
Ruckus aims at Smart WiFi scaling challenges
Product How-To  
1/29/2013   Post a comment
Two technologies address multicast network performance and antenna orientation challenges.
Silicon Valley Nation: Electric vehicles stuck in neutral
1/28/2013   37 comments
The "gotta have it" just isn't there for electric vehicles.
Battery-replacement vendor Better Place continues meltdown
Design How-To  
1/25/2013   1 comment
CEO, who replaced founder Shai Agassi, is himself replaced as EV-services company struggles with acceptance.
Silicon Valley Nation: 787 battery-fire probe deepens
1/25/2013   8 comments
Thermal runaway and electrical shorting have been found, but cause remains elusive; a whistle blower surfaces.
Cisco sells Linksys to Belkin, ending home networking run
News & Analysis  
1/25/2013   10 comments
A big 10-year effort to expand into consumers markets, build on core router business, comes to a close.
Semi equipment market gets a December bounce
News & Analysis  
1/25/2013   Post a comment
Sales and orders up for first time in months but still well below 2011 levels.
Silicon Valley Nation: VCs still hate you
1/24/2013   7 comments
VC investment fell nearly across the board in 2012, but the electronics industry remains especially neglected.
And December's caption winner is....
Design Contests & Competitions  
1/23/2013   2 comments
Santa is rapping on the window in hopes of cutting ahead in line. Boy is he in for a surprise.
Silicon Valley Nation: What are the most-innovative countries?
1/23/2013   Post a comment
Few surprises, but the global appetite for protectionism is high, while education, investment are concerns.
787 Dreamliner investigation probes battery-charging electronics
News & Analysis  
1/22/2013   21 comments
Investigators are testing chargers and other electronics at Securaplane Technologies in Tucson, Ariz.
Silicon Valley Nation: The great electronics potty-break revolt
1/22/2013   7 comments
Long hours and lack of respect are one thing, but don't mess around with my bathroom breaks.
Electronics, photovoltaics pioneer Eric Lidow dies at 100
News & Analysis  
1/22/2013   3 comments
A refugee from Nazi Germany, Lidow founded Selenium Corp. and International Rectifier.
Silicon Valley Nation: Best online engineering graduate programs
1/18/2013   6 comments
Engineers can advance their careers with graduate credits, and the nation's top engineering schools have respected online offerings.
Silicon Valley Nation: Dark side of drones
1/17/2013   1 comment
Drones could make our lives so much easier but they could also make them deeply troubling.
Best EV sounds? Start with the Jetsons
1/16/2013   18 comments
EVs will soon have to make sound at low speeds. Your suggestions include some timeless classics.
Silicon Valley Nation: The looming Asian cold war
1/15/2013   7 comments
Think the next global flash point is in the Middle East? Think again.
Electronics growth threatened by fiscal uncertainty, higher taxes
News & Analysis  
1/15/2013   Post a comment
Varying forecasts among economists, industry observers at fab tool gear vendor trade group summit.
Silicon Valley Nation: Patent frenzy picks up pace
1/11/2013   2 comments
What's the most innovative industry to be in? Hint: It's not garden tools.
Agilent Fellow Joel Dunsmore on art of test & measurement
News & Analysis  
1/10/2013   1 comment
How Joel Dunsmore, the son of bakers, became one of the most noted minds in the world of test and measurement.
Silicon Valley Nation: What should your EV sound like?
1/10/2013   43 comments
Federal regulators want electric vehicles to make noise at low speeds. We want to hear from you about what EVs should sound like? Top nominees get a prize.
Autodesk expands automotive design offerings with PI-VR acquisition
Product How-To  
1/9/2013   Post a comment
Software powerhouse intends to integrate Autodesk technologies into the PI-VR platform.
Silicon Valley Nation: Robot ethics or ours?
1/9/2013   8 comments
Driverless cars are raising the volume about the need for robot ethics. The arc of technology complicates the need for machine ethics.
Silicon Valley Nation: Techs you won't see at CES
1/8/2013   3 comments
These three wouldn't see the light of day in Vegas, but what about other curious concepts that should?
How eight engineers designed the next EV
Design How-To  
1/1/2013   1 comment
What design considerations did a serendipitously chosen band of engineers using to design the next-gen EV?

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