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Silicon Photonics Acquires Key Subsystems
Silicon photonics will someday replace the expensive gallium arsenide photonics components used today, but all the subsystems have to be created in silicon, which Imec is doing one-by-one.
Apollo 11 Inspired Generations of Innovators
Neil and Buzz were on the moon. Orbiting above, there was Michael Collins. For a teenager, that summer posed no limits on the reach and social benefits of applied engineering and technology.
Smartwatches Suck, Says Pebble Backer
There are only two significant platforms in the smartwatch arena and neither are up to snuff, according to Pebble's Myriam Joire. The chief project evangelist discussed the past, present, and future of smartwatches at Wearable Tech Expo.
Future Engineers: Don't 'Trip Up' on Your College Road Trip
A future engineering student gives his advice on making the most of the time-honored tradition of the college visits road trip.
DARPA's Chip Office Reboots to Tackle Cost & Complexity
DARPA's Microelectronics Technology Office, the source of much chip innovation over the past two decades, is now at the forefront of efforts to solve nagging cost and complexity issues that plague many modern weapon systems.
Mentor Launches Xpedition PCB Data Management Solution
The new Xpedition data management solution will ensure flow-wide PCB data accuracy, integrity, and security for the enterprise.
Juggling a Cornucopia of Projects
Max is juggling so many hobby projects that it's no wonder his head is spinning like a top.
Develop & Share Open-Source Hardware Projects
Matlab and Simulink are finding use in projects that don't necessarily require high-end math and signal processing.
Android Open-Source for ARMv8-A Starts 64-Bit Avalanche
Mobile devices will need a big boost in processing power to provide new features such as UltraHD video, LTE-Advanced, and 3D products (Google's Tango).
Find an Entrepreneurial Mentor
As Luke had his Yoda, so does a startup CEO need a mentor. Here are some tips for what to look for in a mentor.
Are We Ready to Give Up Driving?
In a Strategy Analytics survey, 40% of Americans said they were not at all interested in fully autonomous driving. It's hard to picture those opposing gun control abdicating the freedom of turning their own steering wheel.
Broadcom Cuts 2,500 jobs
Broadcom announced plans to cut 2,500 jobs, 20% of its workforce after decided it cold not sell and should exit the cellular baseband business.
AMS, Dialog Merger Talks Fail
Talks over a possible merger of mixed-signal chip companies AMS and Dialog Semiconductor plc have failed to reach agreement and been abandoned.
The Risks & Rewards of Early Tapeout
Verification remains a key issue in system-on-chip development. The time taken to verify a high-density SoC design to a high level of confidence can lead teams to think the unthinkable. One of these counterintuitive options is to not exhaustively verify a chip before taping out but use the resulting silicon itself as a cornerstone of the verification process.
Nikola Tesla, Vincent Van Gogh & the Second Renaissance
Tesla was alive at the same time as Vincent! Both drove cultural and technological advancement. It was like a second Renaissance.
Future of PCM: Optoelectronic?
Work by a team at the University of Oxford and the University of Exeter may well become recognized as the first steps on the road to a new and bright optoelectronic future for phase-change memory materials.
Mobile Uptick Ahead, Says ARM
Mobile device shipments are rebounding from a slump, but challenges are still ahead for Moore's Law and IoT fragmentation, said ARM's CEO announcing the company's latest quarterly results.
Nvidia Raises Android Gaming Ante
The Nvidia Tegra K1 inside the Xaomi MiPad and now Nvidia's own Shield Tablet will drive Android toward being a gaming platform comparable to PCs and consoles.
Learn Signal Integrity Online
Signal-integrity evangelist Eric Bogatin's classes are now available through an online subscription.
25G Ethernet on Tap at IEEE
In the wake of a June launch for an industry consortium driving 25 Gbit/s Ethernet for use in data centers, an IEEE 802.3 group voted last week to pursue a standard for the technology.