Content posted in August 2013
China Plugs In to SDN Switch
Blog 8/30/2013 1 comment
China's top technologists gathered this week at an inaugural event in Beijing to discuss the mega-shift toward software defined networking.
Global M2M Interoperability Is Getting Closer
Blog 8/29/2013 1 comment
What will be involved in making machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and interoperability a reality? Players from industrial and communications segments sat down at the oneM2M panel at the M2M Evolution Conference. Here’s a recap of the discussion.
Your Product Names Suck
Blog 8/29/2013 30 comments
Just because you use computers to make and sell your products, you should not treat customers as if they are just the last part of the supply chain. It shows a lack of respect.
IBM's Last Stand in CPUs?
Blog 8/28/2013 14 comments
It's not the end, but the situation looks pretty grim for IBM's storied silicon and processor technology, something Open Power hopes to fix.
Looking Everywhere for IC Reliability
Blog 8/27/2013 3 comments
At the nanometer scale, engineers must not only design functionally correct circuits that can be tested and manufactured but also take extra steps to guarantee short and long-term reliability in the field.
Soldering Practices Are Insane
Blog 8/26/2013 24 comments
Jim Smith from Electronics Manufacturing Sciences says most of the people who set industry standards don't know how to solder. They only know how to weld.
Metcalfe’s Law & the Future of Driving
Blog 8/25/2013 24 comments
The automotive industry is moving into a new world where the network effect rules. The value of a car won’t be judged by your car alone, but by how many others also have cars like yours.
Blog 8/22/2013 1 comment
During the design phase, efforts to optimize performance depend on the quality of your test. How do you ensure you've got the best probe for the job?
Outsourcing American Jobs: Where's the Debate?
Blog 8/22/2013 14 comments
Some say a real debate has not yet taken place on the outsourcing of American jobs. Is this really an issue of corporate greed, or are there multiple factors at work behind outsourcing? It’s time to give this your attention.
Back to Basics: Power Factor Correction
Blog 8/21/2013 1 comment
As greater attention is paid to the environmental and monetary implications of growing global power consumption, power system designers must place a greater emphasis on getting it right.
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