Electromechanical http://electronicdesign.com/taxonomy/term/25793/more en Cypress Acquires Broadcom’s Wireless IoT Business, Loses Long-Time Chief Executive http://electronicdesign.com/iot/cypress-acquires-broadcom-s-wireless-iot-business-loses-long-time-chief-executive <div class="node-body article-body">Cypress has agreed to buy Broadcom's wireless IoT business for $550 million. The deal was punctuated by the departure of the company's long-time chief executive.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/iot/cypress-acquires-broadcom-s-wireless-iot-business-loses-long-time-chief-executive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/iot/cypress-acquires-broadcom-s-wireless-iot-business-loses-long-time-chief-executive#comments Automotive Hot Topics IoT Mobile Electromechanical Microcontrollers Wireless Thu, 28 Apr 2016 18:40:00 +0000 874871 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>(Image courtesy of Ford).</p> Gallery: The History of Solar-Powered Airplanes http://electronicdesign.com/power/gallery-history-solar-powered-airplanes <div class="node-body gallery-body">Solar Impulse 2, which recently crossed the Pacific Ocean without a single drop of fuel, is not the first solar-powered aircraft and it will certainly not be the last.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/gallery-history-solar-powered-airplanes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/gallery-history-solar-powered-airplanes#comments Hot Topics Energy Analog Electromechanical Power Power Sources Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:45:00 +0000 874781 at http://electronicdesign.com Gallery: NXP Smarter World Tour Bus http://electronicdesign.com/iot/gallery-nxp-smarter-world-tour-bus <div class="node-body gallery-body">The NXP tour bus lumbered into the third annual Brooklyn 5G Summit last week, and one of our editors toured what was inside.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/iot/gallery-nxp-smarter-world-tour-bus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/iot/gallery-nxp-smarter-world-tour-bus#comments IoT Products Energy Lighting Boards Mobile Electromechanical Embedded Microprocessors Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:55:00 +0000 874801 at http://electronicdesign.com Intel Results Shadowed by Plans to Cut 12,000 Jobs http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/intel-results-shadowed-plans-cut-12000-jobs <div class="node-body article-body">Wrestling with the prolonged decline of personal computers, Intel has announced that it will cut roughly 11% of its workforce over the next year. The company is pushing toward cloud computing and connected devices. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/intel-results-shadowed-plans-cut-12000-jobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/intel-results-shadowed-plans-cut-12000-jobs#comments Hot Topics IoT Mobile Electromechanical Embedded Microprocessors Wireless Wed, 20 Apr 2016 14:30:00 +0000 874551 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>Brian Krzanich, Intel&#39;s chief executive,&nbsp;giving a keynote speech before the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Nearly three years into his role as chief executive, Krzanich is trying to push Intel toward cloud computing and the billions of connected&nbsp;devices that will share information with the cloud.&nbsp;(Image courtesy of Intel).</p> Electronic “Tattoos” for Healthcare Shift to Gather Business Data http://electronicdesign.com/iot/electronic-tattoos-healthcare-shift-gather-business-data <div class="node-body article-body">MC10, which has developed an electronic skin patch that mimic human skin, is turning its healthcare technology over to consumers and businesses. The skin patches could introduce new ways to gather personal and customer data.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/iot/electronic-tattoos-healthcare-shift-gather-business-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/iot/electronic-tattoos-healthcare-shift-gather-business-data#comments Hot Topics IoT Mobile Electromechanical Mon, 18 Apr 2016 16:20:00 +0000 874381 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>No larger than a postage stamp and as thin as a human hair, these devices consist of an antenna and thinned near-field communication chip mounted onto a stretchable adhesive. (Image courtesy of MC10).</p> GM Greases Wheels on Self-Driving Plans http://electronicdesign.com/iot/gm-greases-wheels-self-driving-plans <div class="node-body article-body">The auto company has announced that it will purchase Cruise Automation, a software company focusing on self-driving cars. The price has been estimated north of $1 billion.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></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> 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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></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 Qualcomm, Ericsson Extend Research into 5G http://electronicdesign.com/wireless/qualcomm-ericsson-extend-research-5g <div class="node-body article-body">Qualcomm and Ericsson have a long shared history with wireless standards. Now, both companies have agreed to cooperate during the early stages of fifth-generation, or 5G, wireless technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/wireless/qualcomm-ericsson-extend-research-5g" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/wireless/qualcomm-ericsson-extend-research-5g#comments Automotive Hot Topics IoT Mobile Electromechanical Systems Wireless Wed, 02 Mar 2016 19:15:00 +0000 870601 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>Qualcomm&#39;s booth at the 2016 CES show.&nbsp;(Image courtesy of&nbsp;Maurizio Pesce&nbsp;and edited from the original by Microwaves and RF).&nbsp;</p> Custom Sensors Fuse Wearables with the Human Body http://electronicdesign.com/electromechanical/custom-sensors-fuse-wearables-human-body <div class="node-body article-body">While early wearable devices have been designed as miniaturized versions of existing technology, the next generation will incorporate sensors and components designed specifically to be worn.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/electromechanical/custom-sensors-fuse-wearables-human-body" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/electromechanical/custom-sensors-fuse-wearables-human-body#comments Hot Topics IoT Medical Electromechanical Wed, 03 Feb 2016 17:15:00 +0000 867921 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>(Image courtesy of&nbsp;<a data-rapid_p="38" data-track="attributionNameClick" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/s2iri/" title="Go to Sungsil Hwang's photostream">Sungsil Hwang</a>, Flickr).</p> Only Sensors Can Prevent Lithium-Ion Battery Fires http://electronicdesign.com/power/only-sensors-can-prevent-lithium-ion-battery-fires <div class="node-body article-body">With growing concerns over their overall safety, two research projects have developed Li-ion batteries with internal fail-safes to prevent them from catching fire.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/only-sensors-can-prevent-lithium-ion-battery-fires" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/only-sensors-can-prevent-lithium-ion-battery-fires#comments Automotive Mobile Robotics Electromechanical Power Thu, 21 Jan 2016 17:50:00 +0000 866101 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>Guangsheng Zhang, a research associate of mechanical engineering at Penn State, holds a punctured lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery. With&nbsp;growing concerns in the mainstream media&nbsp;over their overall&nbsp;safety, researchers are developing Li-ion batteries with&nbsp;thermal sensors that act like&nbsp;fail-safes. (Image courtesy of Penn State).</p>