Chip Ecosystem Apprenticeships Help Close The Talent Gap

Competency-based apprenticeship programs are gaining wider acceptance across the chip industry as companies and governments look for new ways to address talent shortages, and as workers look for new skills that can span multiple industry sectors and industries. Funded in part by the CHIPS Act in the U.S. the European Chips Act, and various other nation-specific and regional programs, apprent... » read more

Week In Review: Auto, Security, Pervasive Computing

Automotive The New York Auto Show has been canceled due to concerns over the COVID-19 Delta variant. The show, which usually occurs in April, was scheduled for August 20 through 29th. Semiconductor company Qualcomm has offered to acquire Veoneer, an ADAS company, for $37 per share in cash. Automotive Tier 1 Magna International already has a definitive merger agreement to acquire Veoneer, wh... » read more

Manufacturing Bits: March 10

Hi-tech pens The University of California at San Diego has developed a hi-tech ballpoint pen. Researchers have taken off-the-shelf ballpoint pens and filled them with bio inks. With so-called enzymatic-ink-based roller pens, users are able to draw biocatalytic sensors on a surface. [caption id="attachment_18297" align="alignleft" width="300"] Researchers draw sensors capable of detecting... » read more

Manufacturing Bits: June 24

A cup of sub-wavelength images The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Michigan have developed a technology that could enable sub-wavelength images at radio frequencies. Researchers used a mere glass cup, and laser light at optical wavelengths, to measure and image RF fields. In the future, this technology could measure the behavior of metamaterials. ... » read more