Monthly Archives: September 2009

Status of Photovoltaic Technology

Last Friday I attended a very informative solar technology workshop put on by the IEEE at Freescale in Austin. It brought together experts in both microelectronics and solar technology who provided a wealth of information about both fields and the … Continue reading

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Low-Power Design Has a High-Power Payoff

The New York Times ran a story this morning that speaks directly to engineers involved in low-power design: Plugged-In Age Feeds a Hunger for Electricity. The message and the challenge are clear: “Electricity use from power-hungry gadgets is rising fast … Continue reading

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Out of a Job? Create One!

Despite all of the hullabaloo about health care reform, I propose that the number one problem we’re facing right now is jobs—rather, the lack of them. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the unemployment rate in August was 9.7 … Continue reading

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