It’s a sad day. Maker Media, Inc. ceased operations this week and laid off all staff. The company published Make: magazine and operated and licensed “Maker Faires” around the world. We have covered the maker movement and Maker Faires for years, even though our audience is professional engineers. We saw value there. Maker Faire was a window into the future of engineering – a place where we could go … Read More → "Staying Too Long at the Faire"
The 2019 Design Automation Conference (DAC) is in Las Vegas and our EE Journal team is on the scene to learn about recent developments and trends, and new products and technologies in the design and automation of electronic systems.
I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth.
– John F Kennedy, May 25, 1961
The complexity for minimum component costs has increased at a rate of roughly a factor of two per year… by 1975, the number of components per integrated circuit … Read More → "The Moon, Moore’s Law, and Marketing"
Before becoming professional engineers, most of us designed and built things as a hobby. It’s rare to find an engineer who jumped right into engineering school without at least some background of tinkering and experimenting. And, when we did those projects, we had full control. We could choose whatever part we wanted or needed. We didn’t have to deal with management, manufacturing, … Read More → "Who Chooses Components and Tools?"
“Fortunately, we’re not a public company. We’re a private group of companies, and I can do what I want.” – Richard Branson
Your company has just gone public! Are you going to buy a yacht, a fleet of Lamborghinis, or a small Caribbean island? Why not all three?
Chances are, you’re not going … Read More → "Finance 104: The Aftermath of the IPO"
“One of the funny things about the stock market is that every time one person buys, another sells, and both think they are astute.” – William Feather
Hooray, your company has gone public! You and all your coworkers can now stare at real-time stock tickers all day long, tracking your newfound wealth, second by second. Hey, our stock is going up! We’ … Read More → "Finance 103: Reading the Stock Charts"