19 Views of ISSCC

SAN FRANCISCO – This 19-image sampler of innovations and innovators at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) captures only a slice of the 200 sessions attended by nearly 3,000 engineers here. They showed a cornucopia of products spanning everything from automotive electronics to ultra-fast NRZ wired interconnects. All images by EE Times We start with…

Thread’s Killer App?

Every time the electronics industry rolls out new technologies, the inevitable question is: “What’s the killer app?” The killer app question is what many vendors, especially in the Internet of Things (IoT) market, have struggled to answer. This is largely because on the home front alone, IoT covers such a broad spectrum — ranging from…

VR Ride Pumped Me Up

Last week I took a drive, ride and fly through virtual reality courtesy of a new peripheral from startup Virzoom. It was not my first trip through virtual reality, but it was fun and reinforced my belief the VR world will be vast someday. Virzoom is essentially a stationary bike that in VR land becomes…

Analysts Predict CES 2016 Trends

NEW YORK – Whether or not the 2016 International CES holds any big surprises remains to be seen. What's certain is the mega-show will highlight evolutionary progress in the ways processors and networking continue to enhance drones, wearables and more. This year's CES will focus on how connectivity is proliferating everything from cars to homes,…

IPSO Alliance Identifies IoT Innovators with Challenge Finalists

Yesterday, at the Designer of Things conference in San Jose, the IPSO Alliance (IPSO) showcased the ten finalized for its IPSO Challenge, which invited entrepreneurs, makers, students, and professionals in the technology sector to imagine and implement products that use Internet Protocol (IP) to solve real-world problems. “The IPSO Challenge offers inventors and start-ups in the industry…

Is Detroit Dead Meat?

As the automotive industry enters the uncharted territory of autonomous cars, a popular notion among the technology’s Silicon Valley cheerleader is that it’s game-over for incumbent carmakers. At a recent conference, Adeel Lari, professor at the Univ. of Minnesota, told me, “Automakers are dead meat.” This presumption—hardly exclusive to Prof. Lari—derives from the observation that…