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Blockchain & IoT Convergence: Is It Happening?
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2/16/2018   4 comments
The centralized architecture of most IoT solutions means that there is serious potential lack of resilience. Blockchain is an emerging technology that could help with system resiliency.
Arm Extends AI to the Masses
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2/14/2018   Post a comment
Arm’s recently announced Project Trillium is likely to be quickly adopted by its partners and develop consistency between solutions that can be leveraged by the software community.
Venturi Racing Talks Latest Formula E Power Technology
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2/13/2018   Post a comment
In this video, Franck Baldet, the CTO of the Venturi Formula E racing team talks to Alix Paultre about the team's core inverter systems and their technical partnership with ROHM Semiconductor in Silicon Carbide power devices.
Secure Development Lifecycle for Hardware Becomes an Imperative
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2/13/2018   1 comment
Given recent events, its time for chip makers to take a page from the software vendor handbook and step up their game in heading off potentially costly threats.
EUV Milestones, Challenges Ahead
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2/13/2018   5 comments
EUV lithography faces short-term gains and long-term challenges in resist, actinic inspection, mask and mask pellicles and light sources.
No Happy Ending for Broadcom, Qualcomm
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2/12/2018   4 comments
Broadcom has a better-than-even chance of acquiring Qualcomm, but it’s not the best remedy for problems that the cellular giant largely brought on itself.
What #metoo Means to High Tech
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2/12/2018   8 comments
Many women including VerveCon founder believe that the fuel for the women-in-tech conference was none other than an ex-Googler’s so-called “diversity memo.”
Tectonic Shifts
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2/7/2018   1 comment
A recent spate of earthquakes in Taiwan may be a wakeup call for the semiconductor industry.
Malta Tour Shows GF Rising
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2/7/2018   3 comments
From discussions with leaders and a walk through its highly automated New York fab last week, it looks like GlobalFoundries is on track to continue taking customers away from TSMC.
We Become What We Behold
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2/6/2018   4 comments
In this first column of 2018, the publisher of ASPENCORE reflects on our journey the last three years and glimpses ASPENCORE's future.
Bullish Chip Forecast Explained
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2/6/2018   Post a comment
Future Horizons’ CEO explains why the market watcher just increased a 2018 semiconductor forecast that was already the most bullish in the industry.
Microprocessor Systems Require End-to-end Security
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2/6/2018   Post a comment
Much has been written, said and tweeted about the Meltdown and Spectre security flaws in the month since they were unveiled, but the reality is that this conversation is just getting started.
Politics, Money and Semiconductors
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2/5/2018   Post a comment
Four political issues in the year ahead will help gauge whether the chip industry has more clout in Washington after passing a big financial milestone.
Implants Raise Security Awareness
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2/2/2018   Post a comment
Under the pressure of increasingly sophisticated attacks, medical device cybersecurity will become an important subspecialty for clinical research organizations in years to come.
David Brin on the Electronic Society
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2/1/2018   2 comments
Science fiction author David Brin on society, science fiction, and engineering.
Lack of Vision Among Robocar Visionaries
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1/31/2018   4 comments
If the goal of pushing robocars is indeed about making roads safer, isn’t it time for highly automated vehicle developers to start addressing the “failure to communicate” between men and machines?
IIoT Rejuvenates an Aircon Factory
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1/31/2018   Post a comment
An executive from the Industrial Internet Consortium reports on an IIoT test bed he led in China.
Wearables Get More Wearable
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1/30/2018   Post a comment
Designers have a range of options for wearables, one of the most challenging areas in the Internet of Things.
Evolution From V2V to 3D V2I/I2V Demands Self-correcting Systems
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1/30/2018   Post a comment
The concept of “the best overall system wins” is especially interesting to ponder in the context of the autonomous vehicle industry, where the competition is fierce and the stakes are high and deadly serious.
Autonomous Vehicles, Autonomous Bugs
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1/26/2018   5 comments
The infamous Toyota case may be behind us, but cars still have bugs, and there are many more to come.
Qualcomm in China: BFF or DOA?
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1/26/2018   1 comment
Qualcomm is striving to change its business model and offer itself as a useful contributor to China.
NFC Specs Updated for Mobile, Tags
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1/26/2018   Post a comment
The head of the NFC Forum provides perspective on the latest update of the group’s specifications.
Teardowns: The Engineer's Heart and Soul
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1/25/2018   2 comments
You can learn a great deal about how electronic products work by taking them apart. EE Times and companion publications contain a wealth of teardowns for you to explore.
Arrow Electronics's Necessary Evolution in a Perilous Market
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1/25/2018   Post a comment
Arrow Electronics' evolution may reduce component distribution to a fraction of Arrow’s global sales and push the company deeper into the design chain.
The Netherlands Tops List for Autonomous Vehicle Readiness
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1/24/2018   Post a comment
European nations score high marks for autonomous vehicle readiness in a new study by KPMG.
IoT Knits a Factory Together
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1/24/2018   Post a comment
A services company shares its experience weaving a thread and yarn maker into the era of the Internet of Things.
Semiconductor M&A Fervor Cools
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1/24/2018   Post a comment
After a two-year buying spree unprecedented in magnitude, the frenzy of merger and acquisition activity that dominated the semiconductor industry cooled — somewhat — in 2017, with the number of targets considered ripe for acquisition depleted and regulatory scrutiny heightened.
Wi-Fi Needs a Home Hierarchy
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1/22/2018   1 comment
Wi-Fi has a long future ahead, but in the near term smart homes require a clear hierarchy of networks to meet consumer demands.
Incentives, Metrics, and Their Unintended Consequences
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1/22/2018   3 comments
For every system, there is a workaround or dirty little trick that people figure out and exploit.
Poland Emerging as European Hub for Automotive Electronics
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1/22/2018   Post a comment
Is Poland becoming the most important center of automotive electronics in Europe after Germany?
Meltdown, Spectre Forcing Intel Reboots
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1/18/2018   1 comment
Intel faces a tough hit this year dealing with growing concerns about the performance impacts from patches for Meltdown and Spectre.
6 Ways Cloud Computing Is Transforming Healthcare Systems
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1/16/2018   2 comments
Here are six areas in which health clouds are resolving key challenges for the healthcare community.
Cyber Attacks Continue to Succeed
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1/15/2018   Post a comment
Spectre and Meltdown demonstrate weaknesses in current hardware cybersecurity that will force a huge paradigm shift within the semiconductor industry.
Engineering Non-Celebrities Lost in 2017
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1/12/2018   3 comments
We hear about the celebrities who passed away in 2017, but what about the innovative scientists and engineers whose work has greater impact?
5G: Let the Hype Commence
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1/10/2018   Post a comment
Just as with 4G, the marketers will announce 5G products and services before the real thing is ready. Brace yourself for the onslaught.
5G Rolls Up its Sleeves in 2018
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1/10/2018   Post a comment
I expect 2018 will be a productive year when wired and wireless network operators really start sorting out what’s possible from the hype with 5G cellular.
AI and IoT Need Each Other
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1/8/2018   Post a comment
Together, AI and IoT bring out the best in each other and are perfect partners to drive digital transformation.
Haptics Technology Goes Mainstream in Gaming, Automotive at CES
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1/8/2018   Post a comment
This year's event could be a coming out party for new types of technologies for haptics -- relating to touch -- that enable more immersive experiences.
IoT Drives Arrow, Avnet to Apps
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1/5/2018   1 comment
In separate announcements, Arrow Electronics and Avnet leapt into the business of developing custom end-user software for the Internet of Things.
Industry Responds to CPU Security Vulnerability
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1/4/2018   18 comments
Tech giants including Intel, Apple and Microsoft have banded together to offer a fix for a processor security vulnerability identified by researchers that could enable hackers to steal data from computers, smartphones and other devices.
Conference Launched to Empower Women in Tech
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1/4/2018   8 comments
Media coverage and “conversations” about women in technology kept the tech-world gender gap front and center in 2017. However, they are hardly enough to lift women to equal status overnight.
Digital Lock-In Amplifiers: Theory and Design
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1/3/2018   1 comment
A pair of articles by Steve Hageman of AnalogHome provides an in-depth look at how a classic analog function is now implemented using DSP.
EE Life’s New Editor
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1/3/2018   1 comment
Can't Get Enough Cartoons? We Have More
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12/29/2017   Post a comment
Cartoons about engineering life have been around for years. Here are four from the 1980s.
UK Updates 5G Strategy
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12/28/2017   1 comment
Activity around 5G in Europe is picking up steam.
Gate Driver ICs at SPS-IPC 2017
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12/28/2017   Post a comment
Michael Hornkamp of Power Integrations talks at Europe's leading electronic automation show about his company's latest gate driver IC, designed to drive advanced IGBTs with improved efficiency and accuracy.
It’s 2018. Do You Know Where Your Data Are?
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12/28/2017   2 comments
Expect the top IoT agenda in 2018 to be “transparency” for collected data. People will want to know where their data is being moved, who’s using it, and what for.
Finding the Best Mesh for the IoT
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12/26/2017   1 comment
Despite the interesting new arrival of Bluetooth Mesh, Zigbee and Thread remain for many reasons the best choice for Internet of Things deployments needing a mesh network.
7 Predictions for the Cloud in 2018
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12/22/2017   4 comments
Here are my seven predictions for what we will see in cloud computing in 2018.
Unwrapping New Tax Bill’s Impact on U.S. Semiconductor Industry
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12/21/2017   5 comments
The sweeping tax bill passed by Congress will strengthen the U.S. Semiconductor industry's global competitiveness.
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