“I shall ask for brains instead of a heart; for a fool would not know what to do with a heart if he had one.” — Scarecrow, The Wizard of Oz
In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we set our sights on open source hardware design. Jake Janovetz (President – Opal Kelly) introduces us to a brand new crowdfunding campaign called the Brain-1. Jake and … Read More → "If I Only Had a Brain-1"
The MEMS and Sensors Industry Group (MSIG) held their annual executive congress a couple of months ago. That would mean it’s time for Alissa Fitzgerald, principal at AMFitzgerald, to present what’s happening deep in the MEMS research space.
I’m also bringing in two other sources for this story – Vesper and VTT, since one of the new-technology themes relates to piezoelectric materials. So we’ll … Read More → "Emerging MEMS and Sensors"
In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, MEMS and sensors visionary Alissa Fitzgerald and I chat about emerging technologies in the MEMS and sensors ecosystem. We investigate how research and development is changing the MEMS landscape and why Alissa thinks that silicon sensor technology could be at risk of stagnation due to waning research efforts. Also this week, we check out the details of a new “sweaty” humanoid … Read More → "Silicon Stagnation"
“Don’t sweat the petty things, and don’t pet the sweaty things.” – George Carlin
Ah, yes. The old “make versus buy” decision. For months, I’ve been thinking I’d like to have a gizmo that would (a) tell me if my garage door were open, and (b) allow me to close it remotely. Turns out, that’s a popular request. A bunch of … Read More → "Sweating the Small Stuff"
Ah, words… Simple audio utterances that contain meaning. Well, except when they don’t. Or when each of us parses a different meaning out of a given collection of phonemes, making even morphemes morph.
In our world of technology, in particular, we deal with inordinately complex concepts, and we have to find shorthand ways of referring to them, or else we’d forever be locked up with … Read More → "Living On the Edge"
In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we set our sights on the evolving ecosystem of the MEMS and sensors landscape. First up, Marcellino Gemelli (Bosch Sensortec) joins us to discuss how sensor bots can add intelligence to our sensing systems and why the management of artificial intelligence will be crucial to the further development of the MEMS-enhanced technologies. Also this week, we welcome Michelle Bourke (LAM Research) … Read More → "Enabling A Sixth Sense"