Trends & Analysis en HMicro, a Biosensor Start-Up, Aims to Untangle Hospital Patients <div class="node-body article-body">HMicro is making a wireless chip that measures a patient’s vital signs and relays that information to a smartphone or dongle plugged into a patient monitor. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IoT Trends & Analysis Medical Mobile Communications Electromechanical Systems WiFi Wed, 02 Nov 2016 01:15:00 +0000 894101 at <p>(Image courtesy of Thinkstock).</p> The 2016 Career Report: Semiconductor Designers Outpace Average Engineering Salaries <div class="node-body article-body">Semiconductor engineers again topped the list of average salaries in electrical engineering.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive IoT Trends & Analysis Analog Robotics Embedded Memory Microprocessors Test & Measurement Thu, 13 Oct 2016 18:00:00 +0000 890821 at 2016 Electronic Design Salary and Career Report: Struggling to Stand Out <div class="field-byline"> James Morra </div> <div class="field-deck"> Salaries peaked, but competition for jobs intensified, outsourcing continued unabated, and continuing education remained a challenge for many engineers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Electrical engineers this year reaped the highest salaries in the last decade. But at the same time, the competition for jobs...</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IoT Trends & Analysis Test & Measurement Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:25:00 +0000 888181 at Why Did Linear Technology Sell Itself to Analog Devices? <div class="node-body article-body">The deal was surprising to an industry familiar with Linear's engineering culture and dislike for corporate matchmaking. So why did the company agree to the $14.8 billion deal?</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive Hot Topics Trends & Analysis Analog Robotics Power Fri, 29 Jul 2016 16:35:00 +0000 878641 at <p>An array of sensors inside a jet engine. Data converters, like those built by Analog Devices, turn physical signals from sensors, like movement and pressure, into digital data. Linear Technology&#39;s power management chips help to conserve the electricity required for that process. (Image courtesy of&nbsp;<a data-rapid_p="30" data-track="attributionNameClick" href="" title="Go to Matt Gibson's photostream">Matt Gibson</a>, Flickr).</p> Methodology for Determining 2016's Top 50 Employers <div class="node-body article-body">A pool of 89 companies was used in gathering the data for Electronic Design's Top 50 Companies for 2016.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trends & Analysis Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:29:00 +0000 878401 at GM Greases Wheels on Self-Driving Plans <div class="node-body article-body">The company has announced that it will purchase Cruise Automation, a software company focusing on self-driving technology. The price has been estimated above $1 billion.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive Hot Topics IoT Trends & Analysis Dev Tools Electromechanical Embedded Microprocessors Systems Wed, 16 Mar 2016 19:25:00 +0000 871641 at <p>From right to left,&nbsp;GM&nbsp;President Dan Ammann stands with&nbsp;Cruise Automation founder&nbsp;Kyle Vogt and chief operations officer&nbsp;Daniel Kan. GM&nbsp;agreed to buy Cruise as part of its efforts to develop self-driving cars. (Image courtesy of GM).</p> Auto Companies Speed Toward Digital, Wireless Services <div class="node-body article-body">Computer processors, image sensors, and wireless chips are being combined in vehicles to provide wireless internet access and safety features like blind spot warnings and collision avoidance.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive Hot Topics IoT Trends & Analysis Mobile Communications Wireless Tue, 15 Mar 2016 14:30:00 +0000 871561 at <p>(Image courtesy of Deutsche Telekom).</p> With Engineers Under Pressure to Deliver, Integrated IoT Solutions Proliferate <div class="field-deck"> "Not invented here" is less of a concern these days as chipmakers roll out new platforms that combine sensing, processing, and networking capabilities plus expanded software libraries. The goal? Speed time to market. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To help speed products to market, chipmakers are rolling out new platforms that combine sensing, processing, and networking capabilities.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IoT Trends & Analysis Mobile Electromechanical Embedded Microcontrollers Microprocessors Mon, 07 Mar 2016 05:00:00 +0000 870951 at Source: Thinkstock by Getty Images <p>Atmel&#39;s&nbsp;Smart Plug reference design, showcased at the CES in January 2016,&nbsp;can be used as is,&nbsp;but is designed for easy customization.</p> Source: Atmel Answer the Call to Advance Wide Bandgap Semiconductors <div class="node-body article-body">The PowerAmerica Institute recently issued a call for projects to help reduce manufacturing costs and increase the availability of WBG semiconductors in power electronics.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive Hot Topics Energy Trends & Analysis Lighting Mobile Components Power Wed, 04 Nov 2015 17:55:00 +0000 861281 at <p>The Energy Department foresees the rapid uptake of WBG semiconductors in industrial motor systems, which today consume about 70% of the electricity consumed in U.S. manufacturing. (Image courtesy of Parys via Thinkstock)</p> 25 Quotes from the 2015 Engineering Salary Survey <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers have wide-ranging opinions about their profession, so here are a few written responses that did not appear in the final draft of the survey.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 4G Automotive Hot Topics Defense IoT Energy Trends & Analysis Lighting Analog Medical Boards Mobile Robotics Communications Components Dev Tools Digital ICs Displays Electromechanical Embedded FPGAs Interconnects iOS Memory Microcontrollers Microprocessors Passives Power Power Sources Systems Test & Measurement WiFi Windows Wireless Wed, 28 Oct 2015 21:00:00 +0000 861021 at