Blaine Bateman is President of EAF LLC, a consultancy in strategy, market analysis, technology due diligence, and related areas, and has over 20 years international experience. He graduated in ChE w/Special Honors from the University of Colorado, later receiving a Professional Certificate in Quality Management also from CU, a Certificate in Integrated Strategic Planning from Caltech, a Certificate with Distinction in Game Theory from Stanford (MOOC) and completing a Professional Course in Strategy Development at Washington University in St. Louis.
Following ten years in government research and management (Deputy Director, National Measurement Laboratory (US DoC NIST) and Chief, Chemical Engineering Division of NIST), he worked at several start-ups, then 13 years with Laird Technologies, a global specialty electronics firm. Prior to forming EAF, he was VP Strategic Markets, VP Strategic Business Dev., and Global VP of Marketing with Laird. He has experience in Electronics, Automotive, Wireless, Instruments, and Cryogenics. His skills include Strategy, Business Development, Engineering, Product Development, Quality Management, Operations, and RF Technology. Over his career, he has received 18 patents in Chemical Instruments, Antennas, and RF Design.
The engineers and inventors of the post WWII period turned their attention to advancements in electronics, communication, and entertainment. Breakthrough inventions range from LEGOs and computer gaming to the integrated circuit and Ethernet -- a range of advancements that have little in common except they changed our lives.
The age of touch could soon come to an end. From smartphones and smartwatches, to home devices, to in-car infotainment systems, touch is no longer the primary user interface. Technology market leaders are driving a migration from touch to voice as a user interface.
Soft starter technology has become a way to mitigate startup stressors by moderating a motor’s voltage supply during the machine start-up phase, slowly ramping it up and effectively adjusting the machine’s load behavior to protect mechanical components.
A new report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) makes a start on developing control schemes, process measurements, and modeling and simulation methods for powder bed fusion additive manufacturing.
If you’re developing a product with lots of sensors and no access to the power grid, then you’ll want to take note of a Design News Continuing Education Center class, “Designing Low Power Systems Using Battery and Energy Harvesting Energy Sources."
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.