Brian Fuller, a journalist for 30 years, is editor-in-chief of Cadence, responsible for content creation and content marketing. He spent nearly 20 years at EE Times, where he held various positions including editor-in-chief and publisher. From 2011-13 he was involved in a groundbreaking industry project driving around North America in Chevy Volt, interviewing engineers and entrepreneurs as part of the Drive for Innovation program. He also served as editor-in-chief of EBN in early 2013.

Why We Need More Chip Startups

There's growing concern that the US is losing pace in semiconductor startups (although we've seen intriguing outliers leveraging crowd-funding to make products). Cadence CEO Lip-Bu Tan Rick Merritt at EE Times, in a recent piece, quoted Cadence CEO Lip-Bu Tan as framing a more dire situation than most have suspected. According to Merritt: China and…

How to Boost Solar Cell Efficiency

Solar power has been on the radar of scientists and engineers for many years but has yet to become a mainstream power source for the average household. The main reason? Efficiency. Solar Energy USA is a company that provides installation of solar panels to residential areas as well as commercial buildings. According to Solar Energy…

The Basic-Research Challenge

Ann R. Karagozian, the summa cum laude engineering graduate class of 78, has been teaching engineering here on the Westwood campus since she received her PhD in mechanical engineering from Cal Tech. Given that, she's a perfect person to ask two not unrelated questions: What's the state of basic research in this country and its…

The Car of the Future

We've written a lot about the quickening pace of innovation in automotive electronics design. And you'll recall the centerpiece of the first part of the Drive for Innovation was an all-electric Chevy Volt, which took us around North America. If you're in automotive electronics design, you're no doubt working on a very important and very…