Design Visualization Is Advancing in the Plant Rob Spiegel 5/25/2015 Post a comment Advanced visualization can depict an entire plant in motion, while also detailing an individual workstation. Individual products can be rendered different for each discipline involved — marketing, engineering, or suppliers.
DARPA Robots Aim for Finish Line R. Colin Johnson 5/14/2015 Post a comment Next month 25 finalists will compete in the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) Robotics Challenge (DRC) with a $3.5 million purse--$2 million for first place, $1 million for second place and $500,000 for third place.
Apple Watch: Build It & They Will Come… Or Will They? Puga Sankara 5/13/2015 (4) comments Apple Watch, one of the most anticipated and supposedly game-changing wearable in the tech industry has arrived. Unfortunately, it has not met Apple’s sales expectations, the reason behind the OEM's reluctance to release initial sales figures. Will it be a winner or a loser?
Microchip to Acquire Micrel Susan Rambo 5/12/2015 Post a comment Microcontroller and analog semiconductor company Microchip Technology Incorporated has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the analog semiconductor company Micrel for $14.00 per share--an acquisition price of $839 million.
New 3D Printing File Format Released Ann R. Thryft 5/11/2015 Post a comment Microsoft, HP, Dassault, and other industry heavyweights in 3D printing have launched a new 3DP file format, 3MF. The consortium says the spec will more fully describe a 3D model and will be interoperable with multiple applications, platforms, services, and printers.
The 10 Greatest Inventors of the Mid-20th Century Rob Spiegel 5/1/2015 Post a comment The engineers and inventors of the post WWII period turned their attention to advancements in electronics, communication, and entertainment. Breakthrough inventions range from LEGOs and computer gaming to the integrated circuit and Ethernet -- a range of advancements that have little in common except they changed our lives.
The Hype and the Hope for the IoT Peter Gasperini 4/30/2015 (3) comments 2015 will be a pivotal year for high tech and the global economy in general. Gaining a sense of where the early trends for the IoT are heading is critical.
Apple Ticks Up Sales Record Rick Merritt 4/28/2015 Post a comment Apple reported record sales for its second quarter but said its new smartwatch has lower than average profits and forecast a seasonally down June quarter.
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