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Nov 21, 2014

Hundreds of Sensors Will Become Your Life-Long Buddies

Industry experts are consistently predicting an electronic connectivity explosion—by the end of this decade nearly 40 billion systems and....More
Oct 16, 2014

Keep Those Wearable Technology Power Budgets Lean And Mean

  Visitors to Munich's enormous TechFest, AKA Electronica 2014, will have to be pretty fit to stand any chance of getting around a show that....More
Sep 29, 2014

Boris Will Clean Your Dishes While Bob Checks Home Security

  Doing the dishes isn’t the most scintillating of chores, so a robot that picks up your crockery and glassware safely could prove a huge....More
Sep 16, 2014

This Tiny Modem Chip Will Cope With The Mega Connectivity Surge Of The IoT

  Convergence and connectivity received an important technical boost recently with the unveiling of the XMM 6255 modem from Intel that can be....More
Aug 20, 2014

Life Trackers Could “Open The Door” To Burglars When You’re Not Home

  Are you into self-tracking, life-logging, or quantified self as it's sometimes called? If so, it becomes easy to track and hack lots of....More
Jul 31, 2014

Texting Pills and Wireless Contraception

  Methods of medical drug delivery are reaching science fiction levels. For instance, some of today’s pills can text medical professionals....More
Jul 23, 2014

Graphene Breakthrough Foretells Computerized Couture Revolution

  Analysts predict that global sales for wearable technology could reach €25million by the end of the decade. No doubt, then, that those....More
Jul 01, 2014

These Robots Can Kill You or Cure You

  We don’t have robots that can identify and kill the enemy on the front lines of today’s battlefields yet, but they aren’t....More
Jun 20, 2014

How Long Will This Semiconductor Boom Keep Rolling?

  Back in December 2013, Electronic Design Europe took a long, hard look at industry analysts’ and assorted pundits’ predictions for....More
May 28, 2014

Why Were The “Prisoners” Discussing Wireless Charging?

  Detainees at Prison St. Michel, Nuremberg, recently got into a discussion about wireless charging. You may think this strange. But these....More
Apr 30, 2014

Can Japan’s Latest Alliance Catch The Wave Of Semiconductor Success?

  This global semiconductor business is riding the crest of a strong and sustainable wave, as expected. Undoubtedly, the market’s success....More
Mar 31, 2014

Could Cloudy Days And Flower Power Be The New Blue Sky Thinking On Solar Energy?

  Organic photovoltaics and power from plants are providing some bright alternatives to the traditional electronics technology used in solar....More
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Paul Whytock is European Editor for Penton Media's Electronics Division. From his base in London, England, he covers press conferences and industry events throughout the EU for Penton...
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Nov 11, 2014
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How to Outsource Your Project to Failure 4

This article will address failure to carefully vet a potential manufacturing or “turnkey” partner and/or failure to transfer sufficient information and requirements to such a partner, a very common problem I have seen again and again with my clients over the years, and have been the shoulder cried upon by several relatives and clients in the past....More
Nov 11, 2014
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Transition from the Academe to the Industry Unraveled 1

There have been many arguments here and there about how short-comings of universities and colleges yield engineers with skill sets that do not cater to the demands of the industry. There have been many arguments here and there about an imminent shortage of engineers lacking knowledge in the sciences. There have been many arguments here and there about how the experience and know-how of engineers in the industry may vanish due to the fact that they can’t be passed on because the academic curriculum deviates from it....More
Nov 11, 2014
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Small Beginnings 5

About 10 years ago I received a phone call from an acquaintance. He had found a new opportunity selling some sort of investments and he wanted to share it with me in case I was interested. Ken had done fairly well for many years as a contract software developer primarily in the financial services sector. His specialty was writing RPG code. (RPG is often referred to as a write only language.) But he was seeing the handwriting on the wall as the industry moved on to other methods, and saw himself becoming a fossil....More

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