Blog Review: Aug. 3

Mentor's Andrew Macleod presents three hours of highlights from this year's IESF automotive conference in Detroit with topics from making cars more affordable to reaching an efficiency of 54.5 MPG. Cadence's Paul McLellan checks out the state of the smartphone landscape now that consolidation in the market seems to be complete at the Linley Mobile Conference. Synopsys' Eric Huang consider... » read more

Blog Review: June 29

Ansys' Justin Nescott checks out the world's first electric highway for trucking in this week's top five tech picks. Plus, some cool houses, Boston Dynamics' giraffe-bot, and a drum kit in a backpack. Applied's Matt Cogorno takes a look at the challenges facing etch methods as devices keep getting smaller. Synopsys' Apoorva Mathur digs into the energy efficient aspects of the MIPI M-PHY a... » read more

Blog Review: Feb. 10

You could be flying on a hybrid plane that uses hydrogen fuel cells in the future, and might even be able to hear the loudspeaker announcements while waiting for the flight, in this week's top tech picks from Ansys' Justin Nescott. Plus, smart soccer balls. Thermal is the new power, argues Cadence's Paul McLellan, and when it comes to SoCs treating thermal analysis as an afterthought is no l... » read more

Obama Delivers Unique State-of-the-Union Speech

By Jamie Girard On Jan. 12, President Obama delivered his eighth and final State of the Union Address to the nation. The speech is closely watch by many to signal the intent of the commander-in-chief for the coming year, but this time President Obama broke from tradition in focusing grander themes rather that specific programs. While it was decidedly a different approach to the normal laundr... » read more

Blog Review: Dec. 9

From spring-loaded knees to modular planes to a two-seater drone, there's a new world of transportation in this week's top engineering and technology picks from Ansys' Justin Nescott. As for disappearing worlds, check out the sun-like star getting eaten by a black hole. Cadence's Paul McLellan takes a look back at archaic terminology and even older standards, with a brief history of Calma to... » read more

Blog Review: Oct. 21

Ansys' Bill Vandermark goes back to the future in this week's top five picks. Plus, the star of the world's longest hoverboard flight gets an upgrade. Perhaps the person riding it will be wearing an ocean-cleaning bikini. Straight from MemCon 2015, Rambus' Aharon Etengoff brings us a keynote exploring the increasingly blurred lines between memory and storage, and how an alternative paradigm ... » read more

Blog Review: Sept. 30

In an increasingly networked world, NXP's Lars Reger advocates for a change of perspective: one which places data protection and the security of end customers and users at the heart. Differential power analysis has been on the mind of Rambus' Aharon Etengoff recently as increasing numbers of SIM cards are being cracked, plus some counter measures that can be used. Even wondered about the ... » read more

Blog Review: Sept. 23

From the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, NXP's Birgit Ahlborn brings us a discussion with on the challenges to building trust in connected cars and intelligent transport systems, and what is needed to ensure security in a world of connected mobility. From the world's largest aircraft to terahertz wireless to the launch of a partially reusable orbital rocket, innovation is in the... » read more

Blog Review: May 7

What if your toothbrush could talk? Semico Research’s Michell Prunty looks at the crowd-funded connected toothbrush design. And what else can it do? Cadence’s Richard Goering attended the Electronic Design Process Symposium in Monterey and summed up the progress in ESL: Power is less of an issue (for the moment), emulation is cheaper, but there is still a dearth of expertise and standard... » read more