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EE Journal’s Live Coverage of the MEMS and Sensors Executive Congress

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"

Nightmare at Seven Nanometers

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"

It’s Alive!

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!"

Everything Is Harder Than It Looks

“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"

The Bright, Bright Future of Electronic Engineering

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"

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featured blogs
Nov 21, 2017
When plotting waveforms in Virtuoso Visualization and Analysis across sweeps you might want to group plots with the same values together, or display each corner in the same color etc. Of course, you can right-click on the plot and select Copy to or Move to and move the plots ...
Nov 20, 2017
When faced with the need for more of something, one possible solution is expansion. This could take many forms but one simple way is extending it to be greater in size, such as adding the dining room table leaves to fit more people around the Thanksgiving table. Samtec’s...
Nov 16, 2017
“Mommy, Daddy … Why is the sky blue?” As you scramble for an answer that lies somewhere between a discussion of refraction in gasses and “Oh, look—a doggie!” you already know the response to whatever you say will be a horrifyingly sincere “B...
Nov 07, 2017
Given that the industry is beginning to reach the limits of what can physically and economically be achieved through further shrinkage of process geometries, reducing feature size and increasing transistor counts is no longer achieving the same result it once did. Instead the...
chalk talks
MathWorks Connects to HardwareThe Maker movement is exploding right now, and most of the cool projects require doing some math. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Amnon Gai of The MathWorks about using the powerful capabilities of MATLAB and Simulink in anything from your next maker hobby project to full-blown industrial designs. Click the … Read More → "MathWorks Connects to Hardware"