Career
Subscribe to EE Journal Daily Newsletter

Patent Trolls Take a Hike

“Patents are like fertilizer. If you apply too many… you can leach the land, making growth more difficult.” – Alex Tabarrok

If my tree accidentally lands in your yard, can you drag me to Saudi Arabia to sue me? If you get shortchanged at a Boston coffee shop, can the shopkeeper be punished in Singapore? Do the laws in Botswana limit the time you can park … Read More → "Patent Trolls Take a Hike"

Business Model Bingo

In the old days, business models were pretty straightforward situations. If you were in retail or distribution – you bought stuff and sold it for more. If you were in manufacturing, you made stuff and sold it. If you were in services, you did stuff and charged by the hour or by the service. There wasn’t much creativity involved. Careful choice of business model just wasn’t a critical … Read More → "Business Model Bingo"

The Shifting Startup Scene

The seed of a technology startup has always been the same – expertise plus idea. Someone with a particular skill or expertise (and some entrepreneurial spirit) comes up with a novel idea and decides to “make a go of it” – creating a new company. The first part is easy, as most engineers are working completely in their comfort and competence zone. They get a couple of laptops, scopes, … Read More → "The Shifting Startup Scene"

Whose Product Is It, Anyway?

“Many a doctrine is like a window pane. We see truth through it but it divides us from truth.” – Khalil Gibran

What follows is wholly uninformed speculation. I hereby declare that I am not competent to render legal judgments. The names have been changed to protect the innocent. Do not place any weight behind this argument. Now, having said all that…

Two high-tech … Read More → "Whose Product Is It, Anyway?"

June 15, 2017
May 17, 2017
April 28, 2017
April 25, 2017
March 30, 2017
March 20, 2017
March 3, 2017
February 13, 2017
February 2, 2017
December 19, 2016
December 8, 2016
November 10, 2016
November 8, 2016
November 2, 2016
October 14, 2016
September 30, 2016
September 27, 2016
September 22, 2016
August 30, 2016
August 25, 2016
August 18, 2016
August 15, 2016
August 9, 2016
featured blogs
Jul 24, 2017
(Please visit the site to view this video) Coming from hyperspace (camera Sean) Monday: Moving Logic into the 3rd Dimension Tuesday: An Academic View on How Tesla Will Not Win Wednesday: Samsung SDI on Batteries Thursday: O Lord Won't You Buy Me a Mercedes Benz...Truck F...
Jul 24, 2017
System designers and engineers constantly face design challenges to achieve higher data-rates in highly dense applications.  A popular system-level design approach in many high-speed applications marries the configurability and high-speed performance of FPGAs with the a...
Jun 20, 2017
For data-center architects it seems like a no-brainer. For a wide variety of applications, from the databases behind e-commerce platforms to the big-data tools in search engines to suddenly-fashionable data analytics to scientific codes, the dominant limitation on application...
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"