In this week’s regular segment with Ray Zinn, the former longtime CEO of Micrel, we talked about consolidation in our industry. It’s a phenomenon that seems to be running rampant of late. I asked Ray
Most of us have encountered this situation, especially those of us that are a little longer in the tooth—having to fire or lay off someone, or worse, being on the opposite end of that discussion. In m
Ray Zinn, as the former longtime CEO of Micrel, tells the truth. At least that’s what he says, and frankly, I tend to believe him. But I asked him whether there is a right time to lie. And clearly we’
Imagine ordering a pizza or a prescription form your pharmacy, and it gets delivered in a manner of minutes. But the delivery "person" is a drone rath...
Ray Zinn, as the former longtime CEO of Micrel, is a big believer in owning a fab as a semiconductor company, as opposed to being fabless, which is the new trend. Part of the reason has to do with sec
ADLink Technology is making a serious push into the medical domain with the release of its MLC 5 Series medical panel computer. Designed around a fift...
There are lots of technical conferences and tradeshows in the embedded electronics arena. Some are local, some are distant, with many outside the U.S. My question for Ray Zinn, the former longtime CEO
Pre-college education differs greatly in the U.S., depending on where you live and how much you’re willing to pay. By the same token, college education also varies greatly, again by how much you’re wi
The UK has ceded form the EU. Does that mean the sky is falling, or is it much ado about nothing, particularly in the technology space? That’s the key question I posed to Ray Zinn, the former CEO of M
Autonomous cars are coming, whether you like it or not. The biggest unknown to this point is when. The other variable is just how autonomous they’ll be. Do you sit in the back seat and work or snooze?
The technology is available to monitor peoples’ action 24/7. Is that a good thing? That’s a good question, and one that I asked of someone who made that technology available, Ray Zinn, the former CEO
Many startups are based on varying parts of inspiration, perspiration, and finances, amongst other ingredients. If you’re the person adding at least one of those ingredients, it may be difficult to se
Many startups are based on varying parts of inspiration, perspiration, and finances, amongst other ingredients.
Octavo is led by long-time T.I.er Gene Frantz. The company has taken a BeagleBone Black development board and shrunk it down to a small module. Hence, you do your design work on the full-size board, b
Since retiring from Micrel, after 37 years at the helm, Ray Zinn is now an investor. In his bird’s eye view, he gets more than his share of folks approaching him looking for funds. This week’s discuss
Since retiring from Micrel, after 37 years at the helm, Ray Zinn is now an investor. In his bird’s eye view, he gets more than his share of folks approaching him looking for funds.
Nuance does voice recognition. That means that it offers an entryway into a ton of cool applications.
It’s no secret that software companies are valued higher than hardware companies, even though, in many cases, they don’t have a tangible product to sell. So why are they worth more? That’s a great que
I had a brief encounter with Cadence’s Krishna Balachandran, who is responsible for low-power products. As you can see in the video, I handled the toughest part of the interview — pronouncing Krishna’
IoT Roadshow, Milpitas, CA ? Sierra Monitor: Giving intelligence to non-smart devices, part one - VideoJune 01, 2016
When we went to Sierra Monitor to shoot a video for the IoT Roadshow, they were more than prepared for us. In fact, they took matters into their own hands — literally.