Design News' senior technical editor Chuck Murray is in Las Vegas, blogging about the latest innovations and announcements from the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show. Be sure to check back frequently for his complete CES coverage.
CES COVERAGE Freescale rolls out 3-axis accelerometers Freescale Semiconductor introduced a family of three-axis accelerometers at CES that could see action in a wide variety of consumer products ranging from video games to laptop PCs to sporting equipment. Full Story Intel, Sharp demonstrate home technology The push toward home networking continued at CES yesterday, as Intel and Sharp demonstrated a prototype LCD television that links to a PC and to the Internet. Full StoryLose That Credit Card, Pay with Phone Tired of toting a wallet full of credit cards? The electronics industry may have a solution for you. Electronics companies at CES said they are working on a novel idea that would use existing technology to enable users to pay for items with their phones, instead of their credit cards. Full StoryTop Ten List Shows Vehicles Moving "from Embedded to Integrated" Personal mobile connectivity is creeping into a "Top Ten Wish List" for autobuyers. The list, part of a survey done by Gartner Dataquest, revealed that many car buyers are now thinking of connecting MP3 players and hands-free phone kits to their vehicles. Full StoryM'Soft, Ford Unveil Sync If you still aren't ready for e-mail and Internet browsers in your car's front seat, then you needn't worry. Microsoft and Ford Motor Co. officially unveiled "Sync" at the Consumer Electronics Show here this week, and despite early reports, the new vehicle operating system isn't about the Internet. Full Story ADDITIONAL RESOURCES Intel Expands Quad-Core PC, Server Processors Chip giant Intel Corp. has unveiled three more quad-core processors, including what the company says is the first to carry the Intel Core 2 Quad processor brand. Full Story on EDN.com
By experimenting with the photovoltaic reaction in solar cells, researchers at MIT have made a breakthrough in energy efficiency that significantly pushes the boundaries of current commercial cells on the market.
In a world that's going green, industrial operations have a problem: Their processes involve materials that are potentially toxic, flammable, corrosive, or reactive. If improperly managed, this can precipitate dangerous health and environmental consequences.
A quick look into the merger of two powerhouse 3D printing OEMs and the new leader in rapid prototyping solutions, Stratasys. The industrial revolution is now led by 3D printing and engineers are given the opportunity to fully maximize their design capabilities, reduce their time-to-market and functionally test prototypes cheaper, faster and easier. Bruce Bradshaw, Director of Marketing in North America, will explore the large product offering and variety of materials that will help CAD designers articulate their product design with actual, physical prototypes. This broadcast will dive deep into technical information including application specific stories from real world customers and their experiences with 3D printing. 3D Printing is