Smart Shirt Adorns IoT Efforts

BRUSSELS – A smart T-shirt with removable electronics stole the limelight at the annual ITF event here. Separately, the Imec institute that hosted the event and its affiliate the Holst Center in the Netherlands launched an Internet of Things research program and a low-power air quality sensor as its first licensable product. The T-shirt is…

Perfect Parts Aims to Incite Online Component Revolution

Perfect Parts, an independent electronics distributor founded in 2013, has launched an online catalog of electronic components calling it the world's largest online catalog and collection of electronic parts information available today. The database contains more than 425 million unique electronic parts across over 400 electronic product categories, the company said. “Today, OEMs, contract manufacturers,…

Building U.S. Ownership of IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) promises a massive expansion of gadgets and sensors for a range of use from industrial to medical to personal. It will be a huge business, both in the number of smart devices created and the resulting explosion of data and IT processing. Clearly, the largest market in the near-term is…

Big Brother at the Wheel

Nowadays, it’s almost impossible to judge whether a “space” is private or public, in light of the reality that whatever technology we carry constantly collects and sends out data from wherever we are — via smartwatch, smartphone or the system in the family car. Not long ago, when we held an EE Times Radio Show…

New Anaren “Sensor Element Library” Enables Easy Integration of Sensor Drivers & Intelligence into IoT Devices

Syracuse, NY– Anaren announced today at Sensors Expo 2015 that it has launched a new Atmosphere Sensors Partnership Program that introduces a suite of proven sensor technologies and tools into Anaren's wireless connectivity ecosystem. A key feature of the initiative is a new sensors element library, available within the Anaren Atmosphere   tool, which allows…

Should Machines Officiate at Sports?

Don't they get it in Baseball? On TV, I watch the umpire call a ball on a pitch that is clearly a strike. How do I know? Because they show in the background an automated strike zone that shows the pitch within the designated area. But the umpire's call rules. I feel frustrated by this…

Should a Smartwatch Be a Watch?

As Apple’s World Wide Developers’ Conference raises its curtain Monday (June 8) in San Francisco, we anticipate no suspense in this week’s news cycle:  It will be all about Apple. I don’t mean to pile on, but think with me for a moment about what we’ve learned — if anything — about smartwatches since April,…

element14 Community kicks off new design competition – The Vertical Farming Challenge 


Chicago – element14, the world's largest electronic design community, announces today the launch of its latest design competition – the Vertical Farming Challenge. Sponsored by Silicon Labs and Wurth Elektronik, with support from the Association for Vertical Farming and Green Spirit Farms, element14 will select 15 engineers to build indoor vertical gardens using technologies and…