Archive for August, 2008

Aug26th

Regular readers of this column will know that one of my pet subjects is the area of the human machine interface

Regular readers of this column will know that one of my pet subjects is the area of the human machine interface, and in particular the quest for an “all-inclusive” interface that can be used by anyone, regardless of their physical abilities. So this week I have been particularly gratified to read of the latest work at Georgia Tech, where researchers have been focusing on the human tongue as a means of control. (more…)

Aug19th

With apologies to our non-UK readers

With apologies to our non-UK readers, I must admit that I am a big fan of that most iconic of British brands, Marks and Spencer. Indeed, I cannot remember a time when there was not at least one item of M and S clothing in my wardrobe, to say nothing of my underwear drawer. (more…)

Aug12th

There is no doubt that the automotive sector presents a massive opportunity to the electronics industry

There is no doubt that the automotive sector presents a massive opportunity to the electronics industry. The electronics content of the average new vehicle increases every year, and the application fields continue to expand, whether they are related to performance, economy, safety or that rather inelegant catch-all “infotainment”. (more…)

Aug5th

It’s execution that makes the difference

With terms such as “credit crunch” and “stagnation” in daily use, it is all too easy to take the depressed tone of the popular media to heart. However, it seems that behind the headline figures from the financial sector, the electronics business may actually be doing rather better than predicted. Certainly, that is the view from industry commentator Future Horizons in its Global Semiconductor Report for July 2008, which comes with the tagline “Contrary to perception the sky is not falling in”. (more…)

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Electronicstalk and this Editor's Blog are edited by Laurence Marchini

Laurence Marchini

Laurence Marchini began his career in the electronics press with the Institution of Electrical Engineers in 1980, cutting his teeth on a variety of learned and member publications, ranging from IEE Proceedings to Electronics and Power. He moved on to join the launch team of the innovative weekly Electronics Express in 1986, and became Editor just 18 months later. Sadly, Electronics Express lasted just four and a half years, wound up by the infamous Robert Maxwell. However, Laurence had already jumped ship and joined the world of electronics PR with the agency of the 1990s, Smith and Jones Communications. It seemed Laurence was lost to the world of journalism. But after 11 years we managed to lure him back as launch editor of Electronicstalk. Laurence is married to Sally and has a young son, Alexander.

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