The Week In Review: IoT

Deals Deere & Co. has agreed to acquire Blue River Technology of Sunnyvale, Calif., for $305 million. The transaction is expected to close this month. Blue River develops computer vision and machine learning technology for use in precision agriculture. Monsanto Growth Ventures, Data Collective Venture Capital, Innovation Endeavors, Khosla Ventures, and Pontifax AgTech were among the investors... » read more

Decoding The Brain

At the Design Automation Conference this year, Lou Scheffer, principal scientist for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, gave a visionary talk entitled Learning from Life: Biologically Inspired Electronic Design. Scheffer is an IC design guy who came through Stanford and Caltech and worked for HP and [getentity id="22032" e_name="Cadence"] before switching to the medical field eight years a... » read more

Five Questions: Jeff Bier

Jeff Bier, founder and president of BDTI, sat down with Semiconductor Engineering to discuss the creation of the Embedded Vision Alliance and the proliferation of neural network technology into embedded systems. SE: Why was the Embedded Vision Alliance formed? Bier: About 5 years ago, computer vision was on the verge of becoming a world changing technology. It was becoming possible, for t... » read more