Will People Pay More?

Smart devices can do many things. Some of them are useful, some are questionable, and some are just plain ridiculous. But the real issue for semiconductor and system companies isn't whether people will use them. It's whether they will work long enough and well enough to warrant the extra cost. The reality is that very few people use all of the features in any device, or even within a single ... » read more

Redefining Progress

After lots of wrangling over the whether Moore's Law is alive, dead, or languishing at somewhere in between, that discussion now seems about as relevant as the look and feel of Apple's early Macintosh operating system—an issue that back in the 1980s spawned a very public war with Microsoft. Today that argument is about as relevant as whether Betamax was better than VHS. Whether it's Moor... » read more