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Editorial - Rick Nelson

Editorial - Rick Nelson

Eight programs could help displaced workers adapt

Artificial intelligence offers opportunities for engineers, and according to Kai-Fu Lee, chairman and chief executive of Sinovation Ventures, writing in The New York Times,...

ECAD maker balances functionality, collaboration

Engineers need to leverage modern technologies and manage projects, and Altium’s goal is to create the functional, cost-effective ECAD tools designers need to accomplish...

Smoothing engineer-physician communication

Engineers play an increasingly important role in medicine, designing medical electronics devices for clinical and home environments. Unfortunately, there can be an impedance mismatch...

No ticketing for autonomous vehicles?

My editorial in the February 2013 issue is titled “Ticketing autonomous vehicles.” A high-school student researching self-driving cars came across that and asked for...

Shrinking packages if not transistors

Moore’s Law faces increasing challenges as the ability to shrink transistors encounters physical and economic limits. In fact, last summer the Semiconductor Industry Association...

MIPI Alliance debuts I3C, DisCo specifications

The MIPI Alliance sees its mission as establishing specifications for hardware and software interfaces in mobile devices as well as for applications that don’t...

Help wanted, robots welcome!

To contend with declining labor-force growth and aging populations worldwide, we may need to embrace automation. This seems counterintuitive. The often-cited 2013 Oxford University...

Test adds value as Moore’s Law recedes

The semiconductor industry is facing severe challenges. Moore’s Law, encountering economic pressures and physical limits, will not continue much longer. With the end of...

IoT offers industrial, consumer opportunities

The Internet of Things is offering opportunities on a variety of fronts—from consumer electronics to industrial applications. Connections Europe, held in November in Amsterdam...

Addressing the skills gap—if it exists

A skills gap is making it difficult to fill manufacturing jobs, according to many estimates. A Sept. 1 report in The Wall Street Journal...