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Too much ‘innovation’ hype at CES?

For several years, Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas was arguably the best place to see new-product electronics innovation in one sprawling place. But in this year’s version, the bloom may finally have come off the rose. This refrain was epitomized by James Temple’s piece in the San Francisco Chronicle:   CES looks increasingly like an artifact of an earlier

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‘Half of Cars Will Be Electric in 15 Years’

7/19/12 By Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Design News In the midst of the Tesla Model S rollout at the company's California manufacturing plant recently, Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a startling prediction: "In 20 years more than half of new cars manufactured will be fully electric," he said, according to a Reuters article. "I actually feel quite safe in

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Been all around this world

SAN DIEGO–Somewhere along a sun-smooched stretch of road here in May, we circled the Earth. Our journey to hunt down innovation stories across the country in a Chevy Volt officially crossed 24,901 miles, one measure of the earth's circumference. We're still driving until the end of June, so we've got thousands of miles to go. The human-led electronics innovation in

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Why isn’t digital technology helping us innovate?

More than a decade ago, I wrote an essay for one of those EE Times year-in-review editions that would announce its presence with a resounding "thump!" on your desk. The essay's premise was that Moore's Law had advanced so far, so quickly that pretty soon a single engineer could become the next Intel because the entire design and supply chain


Are you an innovator or a chicken?

In almost any EE Times survey we've done over the decades (whether it's Salary and Opinion Survey or something else), engineers overwhelmingly view themselves as entrepreneurs. More than three-quarters will say they will start a company at some time in their career. In reality, about 10 percent do. This bubbled up in my mind as I read Bruce Gibney and


Why engineering matters (in board design)

(Odometer: 8,804 miles) FREDERICK, MD.–They're coming back home. (Board-design and manufacturing customers, that is). Bill Hornbaker and Joe Rogers have been in the board business for years, through the days when customers said, "Sorry, but the romance of Asia is just too good to pass up." More design resources Their company, ACDI, has existed for nearly 30 years, and now


So you wanna be a consultant?

SOLON, Ohio–To me, the most difficult part of the past 10 years of economic and engineering transformation has been to watch the effect on Baby Boomers. At EE Times, you are our core audience, if you are north of 50 years old. You’re experienced, with many years of engineering under your belt. But suddenly it seems the rules changed for


Avnet Express’ Drive for Innovation Stops in Boston to Shine Spotlight on Electric Vehicles and Massachusetts’ Position as Leader in Clean Transportation

BOSTON,  September 27, 2011– UBM Electronics,  a UBM company and the daily source of essential business and technical information for the electronics industry’s decision makers, and Avnet Express today announced that the Drive for Innovation, which showcases electronics innovation and automotive system design in the United States with a cross country journey in an electric vehicle ― a General Motors Chevrolet


Avnet Express and UBM Electronics Host a Roundtable Panel Discussion Focused on Innovation in Electronics at ESC Boston

Panel to Feature Participants from Avnet Electronics Marketing, MathWorks, Microchip Technology Inc. and Analog Devices Phoenix  and San Francisco, September 26, 2011 – As the demand for oil continues to grow, technologists around the world are rushing to change the way alternative forms of energy are harvested, optimized and used.  Electric vehicles and the green grid are just two hot

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