Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The End of the Internal Combustion Engine?

The End of the Internal Combustion Engine?

A slowly growing trend may have just reached critical mass. In recent years, countries such as France, Britain, the Netherlands and Norway have passed legislation designed to ban internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles in the next 15 to 25 years. However, total annual sales of vehicles in those nations are a small fraction of total vehicle sales worldwide—about two million vehicles or less in each nation. But traction is increasing. In May, India, with annual sales of about 3 million vehicles, announced plans to do the same by 2030.

from EC Mag - Power and Integrated Building Systems Magazine http://www.ecmag.com/section/green-building/end-internal-combustion-engine

Leaker of TSMC Secrets Joins SMIC as Co-CEO

Liang Mong-song, a former employee at TSMC who leaked process technology to Samsung several years ago, has joined China's SMIC as co-CEO.

from EETimes: https://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1332462&_mc=RSS_EET_EDT

Hearables Cue Knowles Audio SoC

Seeing a rising tide of consumer systems with voice interfaces, MEMS microphone vendor Knowles is expanding into audio SoCs.

from EETimes: https://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1332453&_mc=RSS_EET_EDT

Intel to Battle in FPGA-as-a-Service Race

The cloud service is changing practically everyone's business. As FPGA Acceleration-as-a-Service starts to emerge, Intel has just partnered with Accelize so that they can help cloud service providers like Amazon or Alibaba increase "compute instances with FPGAs."

from EETimes: https://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1332454&_mc=RSS_EET_EDT

Monday, October 16, 2017

NECA 2017 Seattle Wrapup

The Milwaukee Tool Shed Band rocked MoPOP at the opening reception.
Master of Ceremonies Dominic Giarratano readies the general session for the next speaker.
Amy Purdy inspired in the opening general session.
Attendees make their way to the exhibition hall.
Jim Donald led Monday's general session to business success.
Ben Saunders took contractors to the South Pole.
Huey Lewis rocked the closing celebration.
NECA 2017 Seattle Wrapup

The NECA Show is the biggest trade show and convention in the electrical construction industry. Each year, thousands of contractors and hundreds of exhibitors descend on a choice city, and this year, it was in Seattle.

from EC Mag - Power and Integrated Building Systems Magazine http://www.ecmag.com/section/your-business/neca-2017-seattle-wrapup

Friday, October 13, 2017

Samsung Steps into the Dark

There's a changing of the guard about to take place at the world's largest electronics company, and even its top executives don't know where its leading.

from EETimes: https://www.eetimes.com/author.asp?section_id=36&doc_id=1332447&_mc=RSS_EET_EDT

No Power for Months: Puerto Rico Begins Rebuilding Electric Grid

Many roofs were torn off when high winds from Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico. U.S. Air Force photo by A1C Nicholas Dutton
No Power for Months: Puerto Rico Begins Rebuilding Electric Grid

Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico on September 20, leaving the American commonwealth without communication or power and severe lack of food, water and gasoline. Hospitals are running on generators, with fuel dwindling. And without power, water can’t be pumped into homes and businesses. Her eye spanning the entire island, Hurricane Maria was one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the Caribbean. The storm wiped out an estimated 80–100 percent of the already aging power grid, according to NPR.

from EC Mag - Power and Integrated Building Systems Magazine http://www.ecmag.com/section/your-business/no-power-months-puerto-rico-begins-rebuilding-electric-grid