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

Making Smart Grids Safe


There is little doubt that an intelligent power grid is not only desirable, but necessary in today’s power hungry world. As the global power grid veins its electric tentacles into the farthest reaches of the ecosystem, being able to allocate and monitor what power is needed, where and when will be the model going forward. There are a lot of issues that face the deployment of a smart grid â... » read more