China's industrial-robot market is set for strong expansion by the end of 2013 and beyond, mainly propelled by demand for mechanical alternatives in China.
Microsoft could garner some admiration by taking a page from Apple's playbook and offering its latest PC operating system for free.
Arguments for and against the Defense Logistics Agency's mandate to use DNA marking on components using a solution from Applied DNA Sciences.
Three driving forces are creating momentum for supply chain executives to start chasing the myriad of solutions being offered to tackle the "analytics" challenge.
The cost of design will continue to rise as the market's appetite for more complex and sophisticated electronics increases unabated—unless we do things differently.
Duke University researchers have developed a unique device to harvest energy wirelessly from microwave signals, operating similarly to a solar panel, but with the ability to convert practically any type of signal to electrical energy.
Struggling enterprise services provider and smartphone manufacturer Blackberry announced another change in management less than two years following the departure of long-time co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Basille.
Supply chains are fraught with risk, from natural disasters to other risks that have even higher probability of occurrence and potentially equal or greater impacts.
Like PC computing in the 80s, Internet computing in the 90s and mobile computing in the early 2000s, the Internet of Things will be the driving factor behind semiconductor solution development in this decade.
Medical represents a potentially high-growth market for industrial PCs, but will it bring the growth that industrial PC vendors are seeking?
The next wave of wearable computers will use increasingly efficient, low power displays, stretchable electronics and even energy harvesting to extend battery life as more functionality is incorporated into any given device.
The world market for programmable logic controllers was severely challenged in 2012 as it went through its first downturn since 2009. As a result, most major markets contracted. So where will the growth come from?
How confident are solar PV companies that their systems will last for 25 years? And how realistic are the assumptions they use to make that claim?
Facing uncertainty over future energy-efficiency regulations, pump suppliers must strike a balance between touting energy efficiency and providing cost-effective solutions
Formed in 2000, the National Nanotechnology Initiative has five goals to transition the semiconductor industry to next-generation nanoelectronics. At stake is the competitiveness of the U.S. semiconductor industry.
As more industrial equipment is shipped with networking capabilities industrial OEMs must decide which technology to adopt: fieldbus or Ethernet. And what about adding wireless on factory floor?
How can the global electronics manufacturing services (EMS) industry reverse its long-term decline in margins without raising prices? The answer may be as simple as dropping the “E” from the EMS moniker.
Electric motors account for nearly 50 percent of our global energy consumption so designing more energy-efficient motors is or paramount importance. There are three paths developers are taking..
A few years ago, 3-D TV came onto the market with the promise of transforming how people watch TV. It didn’t deliver. Will 4K TV meet the same fate?
After seeing labor rates in China le rise to more than $34 per hour, “re-shoring” or “on-shoring” some production “back home” has been receiving quite a bit of news coverage. But is it warranted?
The 2016 event was mentioned in our writeup on a startup from USC that built interest in their affordable AR device while sharing cabin space with venture capitalists onboard a chartered flight to the event.
In 2018, the IEEE Radar Conference arrives in vibrant Oklahoma City for the first time. Being centrally located in the US, OKC is known for great Southern cuisine, Midwestern hospitality, and a good helping of Wild West cowboy culture. Nearby Norman, OK is also the home of NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory and the Advanced Radar Research Center at the University of Oklahoma, who collectively have driven much of the modern-day weather radar technology in the US. Do not miss this exciting week filled with novel radar advances and down-home fun.
For more than 30 years, the combined annual Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits has been the world’s premier mid-year conference for microelectronics technology, providing an opportunity for the world’s top device technologists, circuit and system designers to exchange leading-edge ideas. Held together since 1987, the Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits have alternated each year between sites in the US and Japan, enabling attendees to learn about new directions in the development of VLSI technology & circuit design through the industry’s leading research and development presentations.
The comprehensive technical programs at the two Symposia – fully overlapping again this year – are supplemented with short courses, invited speakers and several evening panel sessions. Since 2012, the Symposia have presented joint focus sessions that include invited and contributed papers on topics of mutual interest to both technology and circuit attendees. A single registration enables participants to attend both Symposia.