Shrink rays are a common trope with a long history in science fiction. The first time I saw one “in use” was in the 1966 film Fantastic Voyage and Isaac Asimov’s book based on the film’s screenplay. In Fantastic Voyage, movie and book, the shrink ray is used to miniaturize a submarine named Proteus so that it can be injected … Read More → "Honey, I Shrunk the Switching Regulator (into a 2.2 x 1.6 mm footprint)"
Did you ever see the Doctor Who episode “Vincent and the Doctor”? This starts with the Doctor and his companion, Amy, visiting a Vincent van Gogh exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. When they spot an alien creature in one of Vincent’s paintings, they travel back in time to find out what’s happening and sort things out.< … Read More → "Boosting the Efficiency and Performance of Silicon Chips with a Special Epitaxial Layer"
This week’s Fish Fry podcast is all about photonic-electronic integration! My guest Dr. Adam Carter (CEO – OpenLight Photonics) and I discuss why there is a growing need for greater photonic-electronic integration, the role that PICs and on-chip optical amplification play in LiDAR applications, and the details of OpenLight’s open silicon photonics platform with integrated lasers. Also this week, I investigate a new experimental laser therapy that was … Read More → "Open Silicon Photonics and How OpenLight is Changing the Future of Photonic-Electronic Integration"
My guest this week is Bryce Yonker, Executive Director of Grid Forward – an industry association dedicated to electric grid modernization through advanced technology, policy progress and business innovation. Bryce and I discuss Grid Forward’s mission, main activities, the variety of members involved in this organization and why they chose to schedule their EV-Grid symposium at the same … Read More → "All Charged Up! Grid Forward Plots a Path to Electric Grid Modernization"
Battery technology takes center stage in this week’s Fish Fry podcast! James Wilcox (Enovix) and I chat about how Enovix is disrupting the battery industry, the details of Enovix’s BrakeFlow technology, and what sets their battery technology away from the rest of the pack. Also this week, I investigate the world’s first wooden transistor developed … Read More → "A New Architecture for Electrification: How Enovix is Building a Better Battery"
In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, my distinguished guest is RISC-V CTO Mark Himelstein. Mark and I chat about the history of RISC-V, why RISC-V is more popular than ever before, the benefits that RiSC-V can bring to high performance computing, and how you can take advantage of the RISC-V Exchange. Also this week, I investigate a new incredible edible battery developed by the Italian Institute of Technology.</ … Read More → "Green Fields of Opportunity: How RISC-V is Changing the Way Our Industry Works"