Many great people died in 2011

At year 2011 we saw the passing of many of the electronics and computer industry’s greatest engineers and inventors. Jim Williams, who was considered one of the best analog circuit designers in the world, suffered a stroke and passed away on June 12, 2011. An Analog Life: Remembering Jim Williams article gives you information who

Nokia Research Center 25 years

Nokia Research Center http://research.nokia.com has fueled the creation and development of the mobile industry we all enjoy today, and has contributed to a wide spectrum of ground-breaking innovations which have shaped the wireless world. This short video retrospective showcases a few of the contributions coming from Nokia, in a fun narrative with the people Nokia

PC 30 years old today

August 12 marks the 30th anniversary of the IBM Personal Computer. IBM released it’s first PC August 12 1981. One of the designers of PC Mark Dean blog that IBM leads the way in the post PC era. Note that IBM decided to leave the personal computer business in 2005, selling our PC division to

Assembly TV 2011 is broadcasting

Assembly TV has just started the Internet broadcasting from Assembly Summer 2011 Computer Festival. Expect to see lots of interesting material. Again this year they have some interesting ARTtech seminars worth to watch. And I expect the computer demo competitions to be high quality this year. This year the Assembly TV people have made a

Japanese earthquake on electronics

Japan in 2010 accounted for 13.9% of all global electronic equipment factory revenue, according to a preliminary IHS iSuppli estimate according to Impact of Japanese earthquake on electronics industry article. The article tells also what kind of disruption to the supply chain can be expected. Update on events in Japan page is a compiled a

Music industry misfires again

RIAA Misfires, Grazes PCMag.com article points that the music industry has gone off the deep end. The RIAA and other music industry organizations have spent the better part of the decade fighting the digital transition, with only a shrinking business to show for. It’s time for these music execs to pull their collective heads out

Free energy batteries?

Oh, batteries. Can’t live with ‘em, can’t live without ‘em. Then I saw some news on this field. Potatoes May Power The Batteries Of The Future article tells about a potato powered battery. It promises to be simple, sustainable, robust device can potentially provide an immediate inexpensive solution to electricity needs in parts of the

Nikola Tesla exhibition

Nikola Tesla was an inventor and a mechanic and electrical engineer. He was one of the most important contributors to the birth of commercial electricity. In the field of electrical engineering, Tesla enriched the world with more than 700 registered inventions, many of which were so far in advance of their times that they could