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Qualcomm: Apple's Real iPhone Competitor
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4/28/2017   14 comments
Apple has identified who its toughest foe is and is taking action.
It's Time for OEMs to Get Augmented!
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4/28/2017   Post a comment
A few technologies are reaching a level of maturity that will likely change the way we work, the way we innovate, the way we make, and the way we run the factories and supply chains that we operate.
7 Steps to Move Manufacturers to Industry 4.0
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4/27/2017   Post a comment
Every function and activity in manufacturing has data behind it that should be leveraged to improve processes across the organization that will help it achieve smart factory status.
IoT Security: What We Need Next
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4/25/2017   6 comments
Do we need a group to certify that IoT products support some baseline security and privacy standards? If so, what are the standards and who is the group?
Is Foxconn Ready for Cars?
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4/25/2017   Post a comment
What makes Taiwan’s foray into cars interesting is if and when Foxconn gets involved. We spotted several key technologies at AutoTronics show last week.
"The Hardware Hacker" Will Open Your Eyes
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4/24/2017   8 comments
Get an inside look at Chinese electronic component markets, manufacturing, fake parts, and the hacker mentality.
Embedded Systems Editor Bernard Cole Passes Away
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4/24/2017   1 comment
Long-time editor covering embedded systems at EE Times and Embedded.com influenced a generation of industry readers. Anyone who has touched the pages or viewed the pixels of EE Times or Embedded.com over the years has read and benefited from Bernie’s insights on embedded systems and software.
400G Deals Winning Hand for Data Centers
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4/21/2017   1 comment
Dell’Oro Group predicts that 400G will become the next major Ethernet speed for data centers, providing there’s adequate availability of 400G optics.
DNA, the Ultimate in Data Memory
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4/20/2017   4 comments
While the role of DNA as a biological memory is well established exploring its potential as a data memory is relatively new. DNA data memory has not quite yet reached the stage where a blob of DNA can have some wires attached to it to write and read its data content, good progress has been made.
Lessons That Carmakers Can Learn from the Mobile Industry
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4/18/2017   3 comments
Carmakers are at a crossroads. They can either follow the footsteps of the mobile industry by allowing two platforms -- Apple or Android -- or they can turn to open-source platforms like Automotive Grade Linux.
Where Do You Stand on Science March?
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4/17/2017   22 comments
Are you participating in the March for Science this Saturday? I’d love to hear why or why not.
Medical Tests: Merged Technologies Yield Dramatic Insight
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4/17/2017   Post a comment
New devices leverage high-performance, low-cost sensing technologies and signal processing to develop radically new ways to non-invasively address medical-instrumentation challenges.
Apple's In, But DMV Is Telling Us More
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4/16/2017   3 comments
The DMV website turns out to be a treasure trove of information on all the facets of highly automated vehicles currently in development.
Report Provides a Vision for Semiconductors
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4/14/2017   Post a comment
A recent report shows steps industry and government leaders can take to enable continued advances in semiconductor technology to help solve society’s most pressing challenges.
Toshiba Rumor Mill Runs at Full Capacity
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4/14/2017   3 comments
The latest rumors and unconfirmed reports from the semiconductor industry's most interesting soap opera of the moment.
Webinar: What's Happening in Embedded Space?
Max’s Cool Beans  
4/13/2017   4 comments
Some of the answers that will be revealed in the forthcoming Embedded Markets Study Webinar may surprise you.
Survey Sees Engineering Brain Drain
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4/13/2017   7 comments
Senior engineers are retiring at an accelerated pace, creating a brain drain impacting all aspects of the supply chain from product creation though delivery.
Skilled Labor, Free Trade Key Concerns over Brexit
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4/12/2017   9 comments
The United Kingdom's electronics industry expresses angst in the time of Brexit.
Is Video the 'Killer Platform'?
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4/11/2017   Post a comment
High-quality video and mobility are the two big trends prompting the Video Electronics Standards Association to become more engaged in the mobile device industry.
Apple and Google in the Memory Business?
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4/11/2017   5 comments
A recent report out of Japan says three of tech's biggest and most prominent companies are interested in bidding on Toshiba's memory chip business. Can this be true?
When Your Sweat Knows More about You…
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4/10/2017   5 comments
Lucio Lanza believes that billions of things, once connected, will eventually embody intelligence. The notion makes us feel a little uneasy.
Technology Appointment: For a Haircut?
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4/10/2017   Post a comment
Apps certainly make life more efficient, but people still are key.
Foundries Need Clear Benchmarks
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4/10/2017   8 comments
Amid an unprecedented proliferation of process nodes, the industry needs good public benchmarks to compare semiconductor process technologies.
5 Blockchain Trends for 2017
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4/10/2017   Post a comment
Blockchain moved beyond being just the technology behind bitcoin in 2016, showing it has the potential to disrupt many different industries.
Who, What, When & Where at ESC Boston 2017?
Max’s Cool Beans  
4/7/2017   8 comments
Over the years, a tradition has been established of meeting up the evening before ESC to grab a bite to eat and share tall tales.
Papers invited for ESC Minneapolis and ESC Silicon Valley 2017
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4/7/2017   Post a comment
The 'Call for Papers' portals are now open for ESC Minneapolis in November and ESC Silicon Valley in December.
IoT Needs Embedded Cryptography
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4/6/2017   3 comments
Security is a top concern for the Internet of Things, as essential as low power consumption, affordability, and wireless connectivity.
Embedded Programmability (Finally) Comes of Age
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4/5/2017   Post a comment
It has been a long time coming, but eFPGA technology has finally come of age.
Maker Space: Electronics, Mechanics, and Art
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4/5/2017   3 comments
Rescued oscilloscope finds a new home in the electronic/robotics lab at Artisan's Asylum. Take a tour of the facilities.
Connecting Cars with (All) Riders
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4/5/2017   14 comments
Often left out of discussions about the connected vehicle ecosystem are people who ride bicycles and motorcycles.
Surprising New Information re World's Oldest Computer
Max’s Cool Beans  
4/3/2017   12 comments
On the one hand, this is really rather cool; on the other hand, it makes you shake your head in disbelief.


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Just a few minutes ago as I pen these words, I posted this blog about this month's Cartoon Punchline Competition over on EEWeb.com.