Content posted in November 2005
Are we all in sync?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 11/30/2005 1 comment
How cool to hear that asynchronous logic design is becoming one of the better-kept secrets in the chip design community.
Platform modeling workshop
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 11/29/2005 Post a comment
If you're going to be in Grenoble, France on 9 December 2005 and have nothing to do, then I have just the place for you to go...
From D (debate) to R (resolve)
Blog 11/28/2005 Post a comment
You can look forward to an interesting evening debate on the dynamics of innovation at the International Electron Devices Meeting, to be held next week in our nation's capital.
Musings on CES 2006
Blog 11/25/2005 Post a comment
In these weeks leading up to the Holidays and then CES, I am being inundated by PR flacks to come visit with them at CES. Why? It seems to get worse every year as there are more gadgets and gizmos that are trying to see the light of day than ever before.
Blog 11/24/2005 Post a comment
Although less than half of my readership celebrates the holiday of Thanksgiving, I'm compelled to express thanks.
Let's be thankful for wireless
Blog 11/23/2005 Post a comment
The Pilgrims did not have the benefit of wireless technology at the First Thanksgiving three centuries ago (1621). But if they had been so blessed the holiday might be much different today.
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 11/23/2005 Post a comment
"Good Golly Miss Molly!" It can't be time for Thanksgiving again; I only just recovered from celebrating last year's holiday...
Blog 11/21/2005 Post a comment
All you innovators who toil in anonymity, here's your opportunity to become instantly famous, courtesy of EE Times.
Auto purchases highlight importance of automation
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 11/19/2005 Post a comment
America’s manufacturing industry has been sluggish for a while, but recent statistics show a marked upturn. That's significant because the auto industry, a critical segment of the manufacturing field, has been mired in red ink for much of the year.
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 11/18/2005 Post a comment
When I created a hand-cranked computer spoof in the days of yore, it seems that I was years ahead of my time!
One more nail for HD DVD
Blog 11/18/2005 Post a comment
Earlier this week Sony and NEC announced that they would they would establish a joint venture company in the optical disk drive business, aiming its sights on the goal of being the top optical disk drive manufacturer in the world.
How far have we come?
Power DesignLine Blog 11/17/2005 Post a comment
Have we lost sight of power management when the indications are power consumption has jumped, cooling requirements for new installations are through the roof. There's hope with the implementation of some initiatives and new designs - but is it enough?
Bulls and bears, or just bull?
Blog 11/17/2005 Post a comment
The SIA lowered its forecast for semiconductor sales, reversing its June predictions. It now says that 2005 sales will increase by 6.8% to $227.6 billion compared with a forecast of a 6% increase in June.
Audio snooping followup
Audio DesignLine Blog 11/12/2005 Post a comment
A flood of e-mails regarding microwave interception of conversation spurred a historical retrospective on resonant cavity bugs.
The World is Flat after all
Blog 11/11/2005 Post a comment
I recently returned from the LG Electronics line show, which was held in Dallas, TX at the beginning of November. The theme of their line show and with all of their display products for 2006 and beyond is "The World is Flat." LG Electronics is focusing their display products totally on plasma and LCD displays.
Heard on the Beat: Intel inside F1?
Automotive DesignLine Blog 11/11/2005 Post a comment
Could Intel Corp. be about to take on the sponsorship of a Formula 1 Grand Prix motor racing team? I have heard that both the McLaren and BAR teams are courting Intel.
Automotive DesignLine Blog 11/10/2005 Post a comment
The aroma of gourmet food punctuated by the smell of new cars means only one thing--it’s Press Day at the auto show!
Workforce gets Dilbertized
Audio DesignLine Blog 11/10/2005 Post a comment
Engineers are now spending more time handling e-mail, attending ineffective meetings and being interrupted than ever before. If the trends continue, in ten years we'll get nothing done.
The BiG "last mile" solution
Blog 11/8/2005 Post a comment
The latest and greatest idea for solving the famous "last mile" problem for transmitting high bandwidth information to the home will use natural gas as the medium.
Qualcomm and Nokia in hissing match
Blog 11/8/2005 Post a comment
Wow, it didn't take long. On October 28, Nokia joined five others, Broadcom, Ericsson, NEC, Panasonic Mobile, and TI in asking the EC to investigate Qualcomm on the basis of anticompetitive conduct.
Audio DesignLine Blog 11/6/2005 Post a comment
The power of iPod is not in the cute little device, it’s in the whole system. It liberates broadcasting from the confines of regulated operation.
Customization is safe bet
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 11/3/2005 Post a comment
Customization continues to expand its role as the watchword in industrial control. Factory automation has always been a field in which equipment has to be specially designed, and factories themselves are moving more towards producing customized end products.
Wishful thinking comes home to roost
Audio DesignLine Blog 11/2/2005 Post a comment
It's time for engineers to make our voices heard when it comes to marketing hype. When you KNOW that a marketing claim can not be met, it's up to you to make it known.
Global outsourcing helps U.S. economy
Blog 11/1/2005 Post a comment
The Information Technology Association of America is pointing to a study that says global outsourcing of US software and IT services benefits the domestic economy--improving wages, encouraging investment and spending, and increases the number of jobs.
Are you boring?
Blog 11/1/2005 Post a comment
Come on, 'fess up--you've either fallen asleep during a presentation, or lulled others to sleep with yours.
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