Selling Your Brain

Patent Law is a Slippery Slope for Engineers

by Kevin Morris

Patent Law was created to protect and encourage inventors. The original intent is noble: when you invent something, the patent system is designed to give you a period of exclusivity where you can profit from your work and creativity without fear of someone copying your idea without compensating you.

However, the patent system didn’t contemplate the reality of today’s professional engineering environment, where the majority of engineers are employed in a work-for-hire situation by large corporations, and where those engineers frequently move from one large corporation to another. In that situation, our patent system breaks down badly.  Read More

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IoT Security

Posted on 06/29/15 at 11:43 AM by TotallyLost

As stated in the article, the more complex the IoT solution is, the more points there will be for exploits.

The real problem is the complete lack of old school KISS -- Keep It Simple Stupid!!!

There is significant security in a $100 bill, targeted s…

After Intel and Altera

Posted on 06/27/15 at 9:46 AM by gobeavs

What will happen next is that Xilinx will get bought too. That seems to be the pattern in the semiconductor industry. If Broadcom and Altera can get bought so can Xilinx. Semiconductor industry is consolidating rapidly.

Maximizing Flash Lifetimes

Posted on 06/24/15 at 4:06 PM by Lord Loh.

Lord Loh.

This article appeared in 2012. Macronix was annealing flash to extend it's life.

Does anyone know whether it has been commercialised yet? or Licensed out?

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