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Would You Bet That Autonomous Cars Will Succeed?

Mar 22, 2017
The hard question is how does Intel or anyone else integrate all these technologies into a system that works reliably....

Shakeup in the Analog IC Rankings

Oct 05, 2016
Mergers and acquisitions have had a significant impact on the analog IC industry within the last few years, causing a rearrangement of company...

Power-Management Lab Kits for Young and Old Engineers

Jul 13, 2016
Texas Instruments is bridging the gap between power theory and real-world applications with the TI Power Management Lab Kit series....

Nyquist: The Noted Engineer (Not the Horse)

Jun 08, 2016
What do horse racing and engineering have in common? The answer is Nyquist. Nyquist, the horse, and Nyquist, the Swedish born American engineer....

FAQs: Age Discrimination for Engineers

May 10, 2016
While not as transparent as racial or gender discrimination, age discrimination in engineering and other industries is a very real issue. ......

APEC 2016 Preview

Feb 04, 2016
For years, APEC has been the main U.S. conference for the power electronics community—designers and component suppliers. This year it is on the West...

Fairchild Semiconductor Moves ON

Nov 30, 2015
Fairchild Semiconductor, incubator for many Silicon Valley semiconductor executives, is in the process of being acquired by ON Semiconductor....

Self-Flying Drone Dips, Darts, and Dives through Trees at 30 MPH

Nov 09, 2015
Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) have developed an obstacle-detection system that allows a drone to...

Back to the Future: Next-Generation Vacuum Electronics

Sep 14, 2015
We unequivocally live in the Silicon Age, but vacuum electronics, whose origins date to the 19th century, still touch our lives every day....

Is There a U.S. Engineering Shortage? It Depends Who You Ask

Aug 19, 2015
There is a difference of opinion on whether there is an engineering shortage. Some companies say there is a shortage and need to use H-1B visas to...

World’s First Personal Robot Reads Emotions

Jul 06, 2015
SoftBank Robotics Corp. and SoftBank Mobile Corp. announced that “Pepper,” the world’s first personal robot that reportedly can read emotions, went...

Power Electronics Industry Loses One of Its Own: David Freeman

Jun 29, 2015
The power electronics industry has lost one of its old-time semiconductor experts, David Freeman. He was a Texas Instruments Fellow and CTO for TI’s...

Korean Team Walks Away with $2M by Winning DARPA Robotics Challenge

Jun 11, 2015
The Korean-built DRC-Hubo robot won first place at the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals, a competition that was intended to accelerate the evolution...

Stanford Engineers Offer Plan to Convert U.S. to 100% Clean, Renewable Energy by 2050

Jun 10, 2015
Researchers calculate each state’s power demands and how to meet them solely through available renewable sources....

A Wind Turbine Without Blades

May 27, 2015
Vortex Bladeless uses a radically new approach to capturing wind energy. The device captures the energy of vorticity, an aerodynamic effect that has...
What's The Power Plant?

Sam Davis, Editor-in-Chief of Power Electronics Technology, blogs about power from the lowest levels up into the kilowatt region.