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From Microcontrollers to Open Source

In this week’s embedded design themed Fish Fry, I interview Alf Bogen (Co-inventor of the AVR Microcontroller – CMO at Atmel) about what helped initiate the original development of the AVR core and how it fits into the grand scheme of electronic design today. In another embedded design related story, I investigate how Ford Motor Company is teaming up with open source hardware and software company Bug Labs to allow you to create your own custom-made electronic car accessories.

Also this week, I check up on IBM’s Watson to see what kind of new career he has embarked upon.

I have extended the Spartan-6 LX9 Microboard giveaway one more week, but you’ll have to listen to find out how to win.

 

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Fish Fry Links – September 16, 2011

More Information About Bug Labs

More Information about the collaboration between Bug Labs and Ford Motor Company

Atmel AVR 8- and 32-bit Microcontrollers (1)

Atmel AVR 8- and 32-bit Microcontrollers (2)

Watson is now a WellPoint Employee

Spartan-6 LX9 Microboard


Fish Fry Executive Interviews

Moshe Gavrielov, CEO – Xilinx

John Bruggeman, Former CMO – Cadence Design Systems

Darrin Billerbeck, CEO – Lattice Semiconductor

Lauro Rizzatti, Vice President of Marketing, EVE

Bill Neifert, CTO – Carbon Design Systems

Sean Dart, CEO – Forte Design Systems

Kapil Shankar, CEO – SiliconBlue

Andy Pease, CEO – QuickLogic

Rajeev Madhavan, CEO – Magma 

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