Get ready my friends. We’re heading into the middle of the desert, we’re diving to the bottom of the sea, and we’re even going all the way into space. Why? Because we can. Because we have the right enclosure for our next electronic design. A lot of you out there are developing designs that need to go into the harshest of environments, … Read More → "99 Problems but IO Ain’t One"
If you live in Germany, the term Industry 4.0 (or rather Industrie 4.0) will be familiar to you. The term comes from an initiative backed by the German Government, to the tune of Euros 1 billion, to improve manufacturing through the use of modern technology. There is direct interest from Chancellor Angela Merkel and involvement by two senior ministers, and many of the big German manufacturing companies are playing a part in … Read More → "Industry 4.0: The Future of Manufacturing?"
Move over niche applications, 3D printing is headed to prime time! In this week’s Fish Fry, we take a closer look at the evolution of 3D printing and investigate how 3D printed materials are changing the prototyping landscape. Rich Stump from FATHOM joins me to discuss the how 3D printed material allows them to help designers and engineers make the “un-makeable”. We … Read More → "Our 3D Printed Universe"
On Your Mark! Get Set! Design! In this week’s Fish Fry, I chat with Alex Tan (Marvell Semiconductor) about the emerging trends in automotive design, the biggest challenges that we face as engineers when it comes to automotive product design, and how Marvell’s new Automotive Center of Excellence will help us make our motor-runnin’ dreams become reality. Also this week, we take a slower look at that … Read More → "Design in the Fast Lane"
When I attended the 3D Printing Conference and Expo last year, I was struck by the packed exhibit floor, the optimism and excitement of the attendees, and the notable fusion of art and technology on display. This year, the conference has merged with RoboUniverse (a conference focused on, as the name implies, robotics), and things were … Read More → "Inside RoboUniverse and the 3D Printing Conference and Expo"
I was rather saddened to learn that the ancient Chinese curse, “May you live in interesting times” is probably a 1930s invention, because all the signs are that 2016 will be the sort of interesting times that the curse would appreciate.
Each January, Malcolm Penn, of analyst company Future Horizons, reviews the semiconductor industry’s performance and makes predictions for the coming year – something he has been doing … Read More → "May You Live in Interesting Times"