Analog guru Jim Williams died in mid 2011, but his work lives on in circuits, magazine articles, books and photographs. Part of his lab lives on, too, in the exhibit, "An Analog Life: Remembering Jim Williams," at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA.
The availability of smartphones and the expectation of immediate and simple access are driving demand for centralization of IT services and the related competence required to support these effectively.
Products do not stand on their own, but rather are only valuable in the context of their supplier.
The year 2011 has unmistakably been the year of smartphone and ecosystems housing this magic gizmo.
News reports indicate that the iPhone 4S has stimulated users to increase mobile data usage by 1.6 times over that of the older iPhone 3G.
Reverse-engineering something may be used mostly to copy someone else’s work, but it can also be used as a thought exercise to aid original design. The exercise of taking a system apart to see how it works also applies to the creative process to better serve application areas, improve subsystem design, and create new processes.
On December 26, Sony announced the end of S-LCD, their joint venture with Samsung, which entails Gen 7 and 8 TFT LCD fabs. The joint venture, which started in 2004 and was strengthened through agreements and investments in 2006, 2007 and 2008...
OK, so maybe my headline is a bit of hyperbole – but then again perhaps not as much as you may think.
There is a lot of talk about cloud computing today, and its exponentially growing presence among enterprise technology, particularly Product Lifecycle Management (PLM).
Is learning from the past the key to the future, as philosopher Georges Santayana believed? A former Lockheed-Martin CEO thinks so.
Footwasher Media's Lou Covey sat down with three Polish startup touring the Silicon Valley recently and talked about the health of the Polish entreprenurial environment.
What legacy do you believe your work will leave? A lot of Jazz from the 20’s and 30’s gets played in my office, and I often reflect on its ability to entertain and inspire though the ages. Non-amplified transducer-based analog wax-cylinder playback became amplified, multi-tracked, digitally-based media presentation,
The omnibus spending bill passed Thursday includes a provision that temporarily lifts the incandescent light bulb ban. Lawmakers inserted language into the 1,200 page bill that prevents funds from being used to implement the first phase of the ban...
Electronic paper technology has found its main application in the development of e-book readers, a market that has bloomed in recent years with successful devices such as the Amazon Kindle and the Barns & Noble Nook.
I don't normally do politics here but this is too good to pass up. And it is relevant to the work we all do. According to Wired Magazine and Senator Scott Brown himself, the Senator is sponsoring a bill to help little guys raise capital the same way the big boys do.
The growing relationship between Sharp and Apple that was revealed last week put to bed conjecture whether Apple's next leap might be into television. It is. And that leaves an open question:Has Apple gone mad?
First some definitions: E Ink is the name of the company. Electrophoretic is the name of the technology. Pearl is the brand name for the product. The product also has a generic name - ePaper or Electronic Paper.
The web is awash with reviews of the Kindle Fire, many positive (some scathingly negative), and the comparisons to the iPad are just as plentiful. The question that keeps coming up, however, is the Fire a game changer in the tablet war?
This past summer, for the first time in the history of LCDTVs, the average selling price (ASP) of a 42” LCDTV dropped below that of a Smartphone.
The recent collapse of a few high-profile solar energy companies, like Solyndra and Beacon Power, has caused even the most ardent fans of alternative energy to ask, "Can this industry survive?" The answer all depends on what government does.
I have heard customers and suppliers express frustration about what they get or do not get from the distributors with whom they do business.
According to a recent report by the Renewable Energy Policy Network, renewable energy now accounts for 20 percent of global electricity.
A closer look at the facts reveals that the reality of Solyndra and the solar industry is far from the speculation, especially when viewed from a military perspective.
The impact of convergence on the design community is not just increasing in scope, it's also speeding up. Consolidation of functionality and integration of subsystems has meant that the very definition of what an embedded system is becomes more elusive.
Steve Jobs’ has left a legacy that is hard to capture. His vision and product from Pixar to Apple are still growing.