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Fabless Pipsqueaks Grow Up
Rick Merritt  
11/10/2014   Post a comment
The trade association of fabless semiconductor companies celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, declaring victory in its goal to establish its sector and the business model behind it.
Robots Confront Safety Standards
Rick Merritt  
10/2/2014   (11) comments
An emerging crop of industrial robots will be more user-friendly tools for novice users in a wide variety of small companies, but they may bump up against safety standards, experts say.
3D Printers Pursue High Fashion
Rick Merritt  
9/24/2014   (13) comments
Advances in 3D printers hold promise for a clothing and fashion industry stuck in 100-year-old processes, but they still have years of evolution ahead, a Designers of Things event speaker said.
ROW Spells Next Big Thing
Rick Merritt  
9/16/2014   Post a comment
Emerging markets are the next big thing for an electronics industry hungry for growth and innovation both in supply and demand.
Intel Outlines 14nm, Broadwell
Rick Merritt  
8/12/2014   (1) comment
This week, Intel offered new details on its 14nm manufacturing process, as well as a look at its Broadwell processor, the first CPU that is being built on that process.
Woz Riffs on Watches, Engineering
Rick Merritt  
8/7/2014   (8) comments
The Apple co-founder and overall tech guru offered up his thoughts on the current state of smartwatches, IoT, and engineering, at this week’s Flash Memory Summit.
6 Things to Expect at Flash Summit
Rick Merritt  
8/1/2014   (12) comments
The annual Flash Memory Summit, which kicks off August 5, is expected to give new insight into the NAND flash memory industry and what the trends are for the next 12 months. Here’s a quick preview.
IoT Spec Taps Internet Protocol
Rick Merritt  
7/30/2014   (20) comments
The IPSO Alliance is planning to publish a specification for building an IoT software stack using Internet Protocol. The announcement is part of a movement to bring standards to the Internet of Things.
Broadcom Cuts 2,500 jobs
Rick Merritt  
7/25/2014   (9) comments
With the company leaving its cellular baseband business, Broadcom executives announced the layoffs this week, which represent about 20% of its workforce.
Android Wear Buzzes Sans Babak
Rick Merritt  
7/18/2014   (6) comments
Now that Babak Parviz is leaving Google for Amazon, EE Times’s Rick Merritt contemplates what this means for Google Glass, as well as the future of wearables.
Nest Nurtures New IoT Protocol
Rick Merritt  
7/16/2014   (32) comments
Nest, the Internet of Things pioneer now owned by Google, is looking to turn its low-power mesh network protocol, called Thread, into an industry standard.
IoT Group Defines Comms Spec
Rick Merritt  
7/10/2014   (5) comments
A number of the world's largest technology companies, including Dell and Broadcom, are coming together to set industry standards for the Internet of Things.
Panasonic to Make 14nm SoCs at Intel
Rick Merritt  
7/8/2014   (2) comments
Panasonic is joining several other companies that are taking advantage of Intel’s fabs to manufacture chips. It’s part of a broader initiative within Intel to help the business grow.
Slideshow: Beyond Google Glass
Rick Merritt  
6/2/2014   (1) comment
A half dozen headset makers demoed devices that aim to leapfrog Google's Project Glass into an emerging 3D augmented-reality market.
Skeds Slip for Embedded Designs
Rick Merritt  
4/5/2014   (11) comments
More embedded design projects are missing their schedules as the size of design teams is shrinking, according to a new study.
Slideshow: DesignCon Hits 100G Targets
Rick Merritt  
2/5/2014   (2) comments
A tour of the show floor at DesignCon revealed boards, testers, and other enabling technologies for high-speed systems hitting 100G rates.
Google Searches for Robots' Home
Rick Merritt  
12/12/2013   (22) comments
As it tries to make robots mainstream, Google has the cash, as well as a smart, passionate, and experienced enthusiast in Andy Rubin, to potentially make it happen.
Big Data May Mimic, Replace Brain
Rick Merritt  
11/23/2013   (8) comments
Big data analytics may both mimic the human brain and replace it.
Rambus Pursues Disposable PicoCam
Rick Merritt  
11/5/2013   (6) comments
A so-called pico-camer is designed as a lens-free device significantly cheaper and smaller than today's tiniest imagers.
Seeking the iPhone of Wearables
Rick Merritt  
10/28/2013   (13) comments
We are facing a seeming impossibility: We need the iPhone of wearables, and we just aren't going to get it.
Brain Implants Near Milestone
Rick Merritt  
10/26/2013   (5) comments
The NeuroPace RNS is the first implant to listen to brain waves and decide autonomously when to apply a therapy to prevent an epileptic seizure.




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