Trends & Analysis http://electronicdesign.com/taxonomy/term/25780/more en Why Did Linear Technology Sell Itself to Analog Devices? http://electronicdesign.com/analog/why-did-linear-technology-sell-itself-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="http://electronicdesign.com/analog/why-did-linear-technology-sell-itself-analog-devices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/analog/why-did-linear-technology-sell-itself-analog-devices#comments Automotive Hot Topics Trends & Analysis Analog Robotics Power Fri, 29 Jul 2016 16:35:00 +0000 878641 at http://electronicdesign.com <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="https://www.flickr.com/photos/matt_gibson/" title="Go to Matt Gibson's photostream">Matt Gibson</a>, Flickr).</p> Methodology for Determining 2016's Top 50 Employers http://electronicdesign.com/trends-analysis/methodology-determining-2016s-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="http://electronicdesign.com/trends-analysis/methodology-determining-2016s-top-50-employers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/trends-analysis/methodology-determining-2016s-top-50-employers#comments Trends & Analysis Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:29:00 +0000 878401 at http://electronicdesign.com GM Greases Wheels on Self-Driving Plans http://electronicdesign.com/iot/gm-greases-wheels-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="http://electronicdesign.com/iot/gm-greases-wheels-self-driving-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/iot/gm-greases-wheels-self-driving-plans#comments Automotive Hot Topics IoT Trends & Analysis Dev Tools Electromechanical Embedded Microprocessors Systems Wed, 16 Mar 2016 19:25:00 +0000 871641 at http://electronicdesign.com <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 http://electronicdesign.com/iot/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="http://electronicdesign.com/iot/auto-companies-speed-toward-digital-wireless-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/iot/auto-companies-speed-toward-digital-wireless-services#comments Automotive Hot Topics IoT Trends & Analysis Mobile Communications Wireless Tue, 15 Mar 2016 14:30:00 +0000 871561 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>(Image courtesy of Deutsche Telekom).</p> With Engineers Under Pressure to Deliver, Integrated IoT Solutions Proliferate http://electronicdesign.com/iot/engineers-under-pressure-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="http://electronicdesign.com/iot/engineers-under-pressure-deliver-integrated-iot-solutions-proliferate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/iot/engineers-under-pressure-deliver-integrated-iot-solutions-proliferate#comments IoT Trends & Analysis Mobile Electromechanical Embedded Microcontrollers Microprocessors Mon, 07 Mar 2016 05:00:00 +0000 870951 at http://electronicdesign.com 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 http://electronicdesign.com/power/answer-call-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="http://electronicdesign.com/power/answer-call-advance-wide-bandgap-semiconductors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/answer-call-advance-wide-bandgap-semiconductors#comments Automotive Hot Topics Energy Trends & Analysis Lighting Mobile Components Power Wed, 04 Nov 2015 17:55:00 +0000 861281 at http://electronicdesign.com <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 http://electronicdesign.com/trends-analysis/25-quotes-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="http://electronicdesign.com/trends-analysis/25-quotes-2015-engineering-salary-survey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/trends-analysis/25-quotes-2015-engineering-salary-survey#comments 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 http://electronicdesign.com Test Efficiency and Accuracy—But at What Cost? http://electronicdesign.com/blog/test-efficiency-and-accuracy-what-cost <div class="node-body blog-body">Modular test, using the likes of PXI and AXI systems from Keysight, will sit astride benchtop test systems, freeing up space, enabling more accurate and reliable test, while assuring engineers get home to their families—and stay there.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/test-efficiency-and-accuracy-what-cost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/test-efficiency-and-accuracy-what-cost#comments Blogs IoT Trends & Analysis Analog Communications Oscilloscopes Systems Test & Measurement Wireless Test.Pass Mon, 26 Oct 2015 20:30:00 +0000 860901 at http://electronicdesign.com 2015 Engineering Compensation Survey: It's Not All About the Money http://electronicdesign.com/salarysurvey <div class="node-body article-body">According to the nearly 3,000 electrical engineers that replied to the survey, the engineering profession is in a period of transition. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/salarysurvey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/salarysurvey#comments 4G Automotive Defense IoT Energy Trends & Analysis Android Lighting Analog Medical Boards Mobile Robotics Communications Dev Tools Digital ICs Displays DSPs Electromechanical Embedded FPGAs Interconnects iOS Memory Microcontrollers Microprocessors Passives Power Power Sources Test & Measurement WiFi Windows Mon, 05 Oct 2015 13:00:00 +0000 859401 at http://electronicdesign.com Dialog's Atmel Move Targets Integrated Systems for Industrial IoT and Smart Homes http://electronicdesign.com/iot/dialogs-atmel-move-targets-integrated-systems-industrial-iot-and-smart-homes <div class="node-body article-body">In an attempt to increase its position in embedded processing and industrial sensors, Dialog Semiconductor has agreed to purchase Atmel Corp.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/iot/dialogs-atmel-move-targets-integrated-systems-industrial-iot-and-smart-homes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/iot/dialogs-atmel-move-targets-integrated-systems-industrial-iot-and-smart-homes#comments Automotive IoT Trends & Analysis Lighting Boards Mobile Communications Embedded Microcontrollers Systems Fri, 25 Sep 2015 19:05:00 +0000 859321 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>With Atmel&rsquo;s expertise in microcontrollers, Dialog&nbsp;expects&nbsp;to move more significantly into the&nbsp;industrial IoT and smart home&nbsp;sectors. (Image courtesy of Thinkstock).</p>