Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal reports that a San Jose-based company called Thunderbolt Aerosystems hopes to popularize jetpacks. The jetpacks sell for $90,000, and the newspaper reports that the company’s founder admits that the packs - which emit a 1,300° exhaust stream - “can be dangerous for self-taught pilots.” Still, the firm says it has collected deposits from four prospective buyers.
Mentor Graphics acquisition of XS Embedded GmbH last week could be meaningful for automotive electronics engineers, potentially enabling them to accelerate design and verification of products ranging from infotainment packages to autonomous safety systems.
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