The Changing Needs of IC Packaging
IC (integrated circuit) packaging innovations are driven by need: the need for greater bandwidth, less latency, and more functionality on a single chip—just to name a few. These needs have resulted in new approaches to both packaging and its manufacture that have the potential to revolutionise electronics.
How the U.S. Trade Tariffs Are Impacting Electronics Component Manufacturers
A possible trade deal between the U.S. and China is in the works according to Washington officials, but don’t hold your breath: the tariffs are already affecting electronics manufacturers, and while everyone anxiously awaits a deal and its details, tension in the industry is high.
Designing Wearables for the Medical Industry With Meaningful and Long-Term Impact in Mind
With medtech innovation on the rise, doctors and patients alike are turning to medical wearables to create more cutting-edge approaches to healthcare. And despite some public hesitation (largely due to their novelty), medical wearables have extensive benefits—and engineers are continuously conjuring ways to act on medical needs using the technology.
The Most Rewarding Specialities for Electrical and Electronic Engineers Today
Electrical and/or electronic engineering (EEE) encompasses highly rewarding professions—not just concerning financial compensation, but job satisfaction, too. But even within these fields, not all specialities are the same. We explore some of the most rewarding specialisations for both budding and experienced engineers alike.
The Challenges Associated with 3D IC Implementation
A new trend of vertically-stacked integrated circuits (or circuitry) is being touted as a means to decelerate Moore’s law. Set to meet electronic device requirements like lower power consumption and higher performance, 3D integration is piquing the interest of several design teams who plan to efficiently pack high functionality into small form factors. There are, however, both advantages and challenges alike.
What Makes C++ Useful for Electrical Engineers
Gone are the days where only a computer science engineer is required to develop software and an electrical engineer (EE) has to work with pieces of hardware alone. Accordingly, there has been an increasing trend among non-computer engineers, particularly EEs, to learn at least one programming language—of which C++ is a chief example.
Actionable Ways for Electrical Engineers to Make a Global Impact on Climate Change
Alongside policymakers, regulators, and environmentally-conscious companies, EEs (electrical engineers) have a key role to play in tackling climate change worldwide. Indeed, EEs continue to bring about the change in actionable ways to improve the global state of carbon emissions.
Environmental Sensors and Monitoring Systems May Replace Standalone and Integrated Sensors
Environmental sensors and monitoring systems are undoubtedly going to become more prevalent in the future as global power consumption grows—and great efforts are made to reach and maintain optimal levels of efficiency.
The UK Visa System: Why is the UK Turning Away the Engineering Talent That it Needs?
It is no secret that the UK's visa system and all its red tape makes it difficult to address its own engineering skills shortage. With thousands of STEM professionals refused entry last year, why is this happening and what can be done to address it?
Blockchain Developments and How They Relate to the Engineering Industry
While blockchain is often treated as synonymous with cryptocurrency (especially bitcoin), this is in fact just a fraction of the system’s applications: the secure, flexible nature of the technology grants many other uses to the engineering industry.
How Standardising Computing Platforms Could Accelerate the Delivery of Autonomous Vehicles at Scale
Self-driving cars must control themselves, perceive their environment and make decisions. Many of the prototypes are in fact able to achieve such functionalities, but still, autonomous vehicles for consumers are still a long way from mass production. To deliver what is needed, standardised, autonomous computing solutions, alongside industry collaboration, is vital.
Benefits of PCB Design Software to Electrical Engineers and Where to Find Them
For designing electronic circuits on PCBs, there is a variety of both free-to-use and paid software tools available on the internet. Accordingly, it’s important to know the benefits of PCB design software and some of the best tools for electrical engineers.
The Practical Uses for Quantum Sensors in Electrical Engineering Applications
It might seem like the word “quantum” is being tacked on to everything these days, and it’s clear that just how quantum a new device or development is can vary by quite a lot. One new area where the term is applied with some validity is the fascinating world of quantum sensors.