Our EE Journal Team went to the 2017 MEMS and Sensors Executive Congress in San Jose. We listened as MEMS and sensor industry experts broke down the challenges and opportunities of the industry. Presentations focused on system level solutions incorporating MEMS and sensor devices and components, unique applications and innovative technological and market solutions. And we live tweeted the whole thing! All those tweets are collected here so you can … Read More → "EE Journal’s Live Coverage of the MEMS and Sensors Executive Congress"
The wild wind whistles strange
through the bright gloom of eternal daylight
in the tightly-sealed semiconductor fab.
In the power-assured place where progress never pauses,
where cryptically-coded wafers plod persistently
through mysterious machines in the acrid vacuum
of the multi-billion-dollar bay-and-chase clean room.
Where white-suited phantoms pass silicon slices
through evil rays and deadly potions and spinning saws.
Something is … Read More → "Nightmare at Seven Nanometers"
We’ve all felt like Dr. Frankenstein at some point in our careers, right? We kludge together a board with a wide variety of parts, add electricity and some blue smoke, and then (if we are lucky) we have created the perfect monster. Without a proper avenue for financing and a solid plan to bring your monster into the world (without mobs … Read More → "It’s Alive!"
“Baseball is ninety percent mental. The other half is physical.” – Yogi Berra
I was a professional photographer’s model, briefly. Very briefly. And unintentionally. And by that, I mean the photographer was professional. I wasn’t. But he needed a warm body to populate a carefully staged and well-lighted shot for some new product catalog, and he decided that having someone sit … Read More → "Everything Is Harder Than It Looks"
It’s been a long and mutually-productive relationship, but it’s time to break up.
For the five-decades-plus run of Moore’s Law, we electronics engineers have been married to software engineers. It’s been a love/hate relationship for sure, but together the two communities have achieved the single greatest accomplishment in the history of … Read More → "Hug a Data Scientist"
Imagine you are an admissions counselor at your favorite engineering school. It’s a top-flight institution, and you have far more applicants than openings. You need to be very selective about who you admit.
The first candidate enters your office and takes a seat.
“So, tell me a little bit about what you’ve done in high school, and why you want to be an … Read More → "The Bright, Bright Future of Electronic Engineering"