Category Archives: Industrial

Fast Times in Supply and Demand: How the EDDI Report Can Help Determine How Difficult Sourcing Will Be

“What gets measured gets improved.”  - Peter Drucker

In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, Daniel Schoenfelder from Altium joins me to discuss the EDDI (Electronic Design to Delivery Index) report, how it can help you source components for your next design and what it can tell us about where the supply chain stands today.  Also this week, I take a closer look at a new machine learning algorithm developed by the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory that can predict how long a lithium-ion battery will last.

Sowing the Seeds of Change: How Sustainability and Extending Product Life Cycles Can Help Ease Our Supply Chain Woes

We are sowing the seeds of innovation in this week’s Fish Fry podcast! Peggy Carrieres from Avnet and I investigate the global supply chain challenges facing our engineering community today. We take a closer look at the role sustainability will play in the future of electronic design and how Avnet’s visual libraries called "Avail" can help you navigate a variety of supply chain and design chain issues. Also this week, I highlight a group of researchers from the University of Florida who have grown plants in lunar soil for the first time! I examine how this research could not only help develop food sources for future astronauts living and operating on the Moon and on Mars, but also how it could help us overcome stressful conditions in food-scarce areas here on Earth. 

Opening the Door for Manufacturing Innovation: PulseForge Develops a New Form of Thermal Processing

What if we could revolutionize manufacturing and save energy at the same time? My guest is PulseForge CEO Stan Farnsworth and we are digging into the details of PulseForge’s new digital thermal processing. Stan and I investigate how this kind of thermal processing differs from traditional thermal processing and how it can vastly reduce the amount of energy used in manufacturing. We also take a closer look at each of PulseForge’s application areas, including curing and sintering, soldering and debonding, and why Stan believes that rethinking manufacturing is crucial to future electronic design innovation. 

 

Reimagining Moore’s Law - One Glass Chip at a Time

Let’s talk about chips! In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, Dr. Eyal Cohen (Co-founder and CEO of Cognifiber) joins me to unpack the photonic computing revolution. We investigate the details of Cognifiber's glass-based chips, proprietary fibers, and embedded waveguides, and why the advancement of this kind of technology could revolutionize the world of edge computing. Also this week, I take a closer look at a new nanocellulose paper semiconductor developed by a team of researchers at Osaka University.
 
 

The Need for Chips is Inevitable: How EMD Electronics is Planning for Tomorrow

This week I am happy to announce that Anand Nambiar (Global head of Semiconductor Materials at EMD Electronics) is joining me to discuss technological innovation amidst a global supply chain shortage. Anand and I discuss why EMD Electronics has pledged an investment of one billion dollars to support customers in the United States and a total of 3.5 billion dollars on a global scale. We discuss how this investment supports not only capacity expansion but also new material and technology innovation. Also this week, I take a closer look at a new 3D printing method developed by University College London that allowed them to 3D print medicinal tablets in seconds.

 

Verification for You and Me! DVCon U.S. 2022 and The New Cadence Midas Safety Platform

Design verification is the name of the game of this week’s Fish Fry podcast. First up, John Dickol (DVCon 2022 U.S. Program Chair) and I chat about this year’s DVCon Virtual Conference, the new two stage paper submission process for this year’s conference and what you can expect by attending. Also this week, Robert Schweiger (Cadence) joins me to discuss why standardization is crucial to functional safety design today and the details of Cadence’s new Comprehensive Safety Solution for Faster Certification of Automotive and Industrial Designs.

Papa’s Got a Brand New Node: Intel Makes Waves in Process and Packaging

On your mark. Get set. Let’s fry some fish! In this week’s podcast, I chat with Sanjay Natarajan (Senior Vice President and Co-General Manager, Logic Technology Development at Intel) about what the roadmaps for Intel’s process and packaging technologies looks like, the motivations behind Intel’s move to a new node naming convention, and what Sanjay believes will be the key factors that will drive the continuation and success of Moore’s Law. Also this week, I check out how new research from the University of Tsukuba is improving the possibility of launching rockets using a high-power beam of microwave radiation.

Better than a Human Driver: Trusted Electronics and Functional Safety

In today’s Fish Fry podcast, we have a virtual sundae of electronic engineering goodness. We've got a scoop of autonomous driving, a scoop of IIoT, a little Infineon secret sauce, and a whole lot of sprinkles… because what good is a sundae without sprinkles, right? First up, Phil Hutchinson (element14) joins me to discuss element14’s “Low Power IoT Design Challenge with Infineon Technology”. We take a closer look at the details of this contest including the motivations behind its creation and why collaboration is a crucial component with this design challenge. Next up, Bill Stewart (Infineon) joins me to chat about the role trusted electronics play in the realm of automotive design and what he thinks it will take to make autonomous vehicle technology more widespread. 

Machine Vision Meets Hackathon: ADLINK’s 20/20 Hack Solves Real World Problems

Who loves a good ol’ fashioned hackathon? In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, we are talking about encouraging innovation in machine learning with ADLINK’s recent 20/20 Vision Hack. Paul Wealls (ADLINK) and Sergio Velmay join me to discuss the motivations behind creation of this hackathon, the details of Sergios’s winning project entry, and how ADLINK and Intel are looking to help solve  real-world problems in manufacturing, logistics and industrial applications with this unique program. Also this week, I check out how a group of engineers from the University of Illinois (with the help of two supercomputers) have developed a way to use physics-informed neural networks to predict the outcomes of the complex processes involved in additive manufacturing.

 

Connecting the Disconnected: Avoiding Design Pitfalls with Altium’s Nexar Network

This week’s podcast is all about building a better foundation for electronic design lives. Ted Pawela (Altium) joins me to discuss Altium’s new Nexar platform that will connect PCB designers with software,  manufacturers, and suppliers. We chat about the motivations behind the creation of this new cloud platform and how it aims to make the design, creation and manufacture of printed circuit boards a whole lot easier. Also this week, I investigate a new "self-aware" metamaterial created by a team of researchers at the iSMaRT Lab at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering. I also take a closer look at the details of this new metamaterial system which includes the ability to behave as its own sensor, record and relay information and even generate its own power.

 

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