William Wong

Technology Editor

Bill is a technology editor for Electronic Design focusing on embedded,software, and systems. Check out his blog, AltEmbedded. If you are submitting press releases please include pricing information and links to hi res (300dpi) images when appropriate or it goes to the bottom of the pile.


Hovering Over CES 2016
Hoverboards were everywhere at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show.
DLP Does More than Just Projection Systems
Texas Instruments’ DLP imaging technology is moving into new areas, from virtual-reality glasses to spectrometers.
Virtual Reality Enables Drone Racing 3
Mix pilots, virtual-reality goggles, and quadcopters, and you get drone racing.
Bluetooth Mesh, Far-field Voice Processing, and More at CES 2016
There was a lot more at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show than the latest smartphones and HDTVs. There were also technologies like Bluetooth mesh and far-field voice processing.
Gallery: The Future of Transportation
The latest transportation technologies were on display at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show including the newest electric cars, self-driving cars, and motorcycles.
Play Ball with IoT Indoor Positioning Sensors
Sensors and the Internet of Things are almost synonymous these days. Find out how some are improving basketball.
High-Speed Interfaces Pushing Optical Connectivity
Being somewhat expensive, fiber-optic cables have traditionally been utilized where their advantages—like long distance—were worth the cost. Now higher-speed connectivity is pushing optical technology into more common use.
Q&A: What You Need to Know About USB Type-C
This interview with Abdullah Raouf, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Lattice Semiconductor, focuses on the new technologies supported in the USB Type-C standard.
What’s the Difference Between Gaming and PC Motherboards? 1
The difference between a motherboard for a regular PC and one for a gaming system can be significant. Find out what those distinctions are.
Q&A: MathWorks and the Maker Movement 3
Madhu Govindarajan, Partner Manager at MathWorks, talks with Technology Editor Bill Wong about the Maker Movement and how MathWorks is engaging with developers in this space.
Q&A: A Look Back and Ahead at Parallel Computing
I wanted to find out where parallel computing stands today, so I talked with James Reinders, Parallel Programming Models Architect at Intel. He has been involved with high-performance...
Q&A: Accelerating IoT Device Development
Simple development platforms accelerate IoT development like never before. Venkat Mattela, CEO of Redpine Signals, talks with Technology Editor Bill Wong about the IoT and the company’s WyzBee platform.
IoT Frameworks / Development Dominate Software Trends in 2016
Is this the year that the Internet of Things really takes hold? Advances in cloud technology and resolving security and quality issues in software could tip the balance.
Performance, Power, and Security Top Digital Hardware Trends
Electronic Design takes a look at the hardware trends for 2016.
Q&A: What’s Behind the Blazingly Fast Adoption of USB Type-C?
Technology Editor Bill Wong talked with Gervais Fong, Senior Product Manager for Mixed-Signal PHY IP at Synopsys, about the challenges surrounding USB Type-C and how the company's solutions.
Commentaries and Blogs
Guest Blogs
Jan 4, 2016

Building Home or Very Small Office Electronic Circuit Prototypes, Part 3 6

Part 3 delves into critical equipment for testing today's electronics, and provides updates on circuit-board designs from Part 1....More
Nov 16, 2015

Building Home or Very Small Office Electronic-Circuit Prototypes, Part 2 6

Part 2 gives step-by-step instructions on how to turn a Black & Decker TO1675B convection countertop oven into a temperature-controlled reflow oven....More
Oct 7, 2015

Building Home or Very Small Office Electronic-Circuit Prototypes, Part 1 17

This first part in a series goes through the steps of creating a preliminary design for a small and inexpensive hobbyist/limited-technology-prototype build-and-test capability....More

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