William Wong

Technical Editor, Penton Media

Bill Wong covers Digital, Embedded, Systems and Software topics at Electronic Design. He writes a number of columns, including Lab Bench and alt.embedded, plus Bill's Workbench hands-on column. Bill is a Georgia Tech alumni with a B.S in Electrical Engineering and a master's degree in computer science for Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
He has written a dozen books and was the first Director of PC Labs at PC Magazine. He has worked in the computer and publication industry for almost 40 years and has been with Electronic Design since 2000. He helps run the Mercer Science and Engineering Fair in Mercer County, NJ.

Posts by William Wong

in alt.embedded Sep 16, 2016

Self-Driving Cars Are Coming Whether You Like It or Not

Sorry, Lou (Frenzel). We are not going to be able to forget this self-driving car nonsense. It is coming whether we like it or not....More
in alt.embedded Sep 13, 2016

Integrated Fabric is Key to Many Core Platforms

Intel’s Knights Landing Xeon Phi is now shipping with built-in support for Intel’s OmniPath fabric....More
in alt.embedded Sep 13, 2016

Newest Chips Are Stacking the Decks—With Memory

Because it provides a significant boost in capacity, 3D memory is now the norm for flash and DRAM....More
in alt.embedded Sep 02, 2016

Pokèmon Go, IoT, and System Design

What do Pokèmon Go and IoT system design have in common? More than you might think....More
in alt.embedded Aug 30, 2016

Scalable Vector Extensions Expand the ARMv8-A's Scope

ARM’s Scalable Vector Extensions for the ARMv8-A architecture expands its scope to supercomputing and high performance embedded systems....More
in alt.embedded Aug 24, 2016

More Storage Changes Are Coming

The Flash Memory Summit continues to be the place where the latest storage technology is announced. This year is no different with a host of new....More
in alt.embedded Aug 12, 2016

Tiny Module Supports Wearable Technology

Developing wearable applications is not easy. It requires compact devices that tend to be more difficult to prototype. Likewise, designing platforms....More
in alt.embedded Aug 10, 2016

The Internet Turns 25—and Braces for the IoT Blitz

The first public webserver started running in 1991. This eventually led to the Internet we know today that is starting to be dominated by the....More
in alt.embedded Aug 05, 2016

Basis Peak: Buy an IoT or High-Tech Device, Get a Recall Refund

Intel is recalling all the Basis Peak smartwatches. While obviously significant, this is not the only occurrence of a major IoT device recall....More
in alt.embedded Jul 28, 2016

What’s the Difference Between SQL, NoSQL, and NewSQL?

Technology Editor Bill Wong examines the differences between SQL, NoSQL, and NewSQL databases....More
Commentaries and Blogs
Guest Blogs
Jul 15, 2016
blog

Simple Yet Effective ESD Testing Methods for Higher Reliability 6

There are multiple ways to test for electrostatic discharge, ranging from implementing a human-body or machine model to....using a balloon and a comb?...More
Apr 8, 2016
Commentary

Confabbing on the Fabless Fad 4

High capital and maintenance costs, and EDA advances along with abstractions to deal with chip complexity, have been leading contributors to the fabless migration....More
Mar 2, 2016
Article

Home or Very Small Office Electronic Circuit Prototypes, Part 4 22

Part 4 focuses on testing for a reflow oven and build of a mixed SMT/through-hole board....More

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