Industry Trends: Ecosystems and Packaging

Device Packaging May be Going to the Ball

by Dick Selwood

Two weeks after the three-ring circus that was embedded world (see "Embedded World Diary"), I was at another event: SEMI's ISS Europe. This was on a different scale and had a different topic. SEMI is the trade body for the companies that build the kit and supply the materials that, in turn, are used to make micro- and nano-electronics. ISS Europe (Industry Strategy Symposium) is a two-day event where members of SEMI are briefed on the trends that are going to shape the industry.

Now some of these trends, particularly the big global socio-economic issues, such as the overall economic climate and the important role of China, were discussed in “May You Live in Interesting Times".  Read More


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Designing for Directed Self-Assembly

Posted on 04/25/16 at 11:15 AM by bmoyer

bmoyer
What do you think about how DSA fits into the design flow?

NASA puts nationwide traffic control system for drones to the test

Posted on 04/20/16 at 8:54 PM by SteveNordquis4

SteveNordquis4
A source for Gizmag was http://www.nasa.gov/release/ames/nasa-invites-media-to-watch-faa-test-sites-fly-24-drones-testing-air-traffic-management which is a same-day invite for media to watch one of the 7 test sites at 5pm on the 18th?...nope, 19th-21st we…

Little 3D printed flower vases for your bicycle

Posted on 04/20/16 at 8:37 PM by SteveNordquis4

SteveNordquis4
Put them on a nice pole the rider can carry on a shoulder or a crutch pole, and there ya go; more spillproof than 2 saddlebags worth of floral potting gel.

Man accidentally 'deletes his entire company' with one line of bad code

Posted on 04/20/16 at 8:27 PM by SteveNordquis4

SteveNordquis4
Unchecked parameters to rm -rf (bash via Ansible.)
A step above
sh http://somedomain/spidermethis/booinstall.sh
or
foreach (*0) {*0

The Maytag Effect

Posted on 04/20/16 at 5:28 PM by NicholasLee

NicholasLee
Of course remotely vandalising private property is unethical. The only bizarre idea is that it could be legal to do it remotely but illegal to do it in person.

I think it is a wake-up call for consumers to not buy, or rely on, cloud based products, or …

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