OpenPOWER Keeps On Truckin’ At Annual Development Summit

OpenPOWER Keeps On Truckin’ At Annual Development Summit
by Patrick Moorhead on 06-06-2016 at 4:00 pm

The OpenPOWER Foundation, a collection of companies that have coalesced around IBM’s POWER architecture recently had their OpenPOWER Summit in San Jose, California. OpenPOWER was founded by IBM, Google, Tyan and Mellanox to coalesce around IBM’s approach towards opening up the POWER architecture to anyone that wishes to licenseRead More


Apple should buy Tesla and appoint Elon Musk as CEO!

Apple should buy Tesla and appoint Elon Musk as CEO!
by Vivek Wadhwa on 05-07-2016 at 7:00 am

Apple’s dismal earnings announcement shows why it badly needs to rethink its innovation model and leadership. Its last breakthrough innovation was the iPhone — which was released in 2007. Since then, Apple has simply been tweaking its componentry, adding faster processors and more advanced sensors, and playing with … Read More


Is Tesla Making Their Own CPUs?

Is Tesla Making Their Own CPUs?
by Daniel Nenni on 05-03-2016 at 4:00 pm

One of the benefits of administering a leading semiconductor design enablement portal is that I get to see the traffic patterns then try and figure out what’s behind them. For example, a Cupertino domain has been reading all of our automotive content very thoroughly. We also get hits by Google.com, Amazon.com, and dozens of other… Read More


Is Elon Musk from the Future?

Is Elon Musk from the Future?
by Roger C. Lanctot on 04-17-2016 at 10:00 pm

One of the more annoying (ie. delightful) things about Tesla Motors is the way the company casually disrupts long established auto industry business models. Whether it is vehicle sales and service or overcoming EV range anxiety or using your car to as an extension of the power grid or letting your car drive itself.

The latest twist… Read More


Tesla’s Secret Weapon!

Tesla’s Secret Weapon!
by Roger C. Lanctot on 02-18-2016 at 12:00 pm

Some CEO’s make things look easy and appear to enjoy their work. CEO’s like Richard Branson and Warren Buffet come to mind. These are guys that clearly enjoy what they are doing and, as a result, make everything they do look effortless and fun.

Tesla’s Chairman and CEO, Elon Musk, is another one of these types. There is an impishness… Read More


2015’s Unfinished Automotive Business

2015’s Unfinished Automotive Business
by Roger C. Lanctot on 01-02-2016 at 4:00 pm

The farther we come, the farther we have to go. While progress in advancing personal transportation was made in 2015, the year closes with glaring elements of unfinished business threatening to impede further progress toward mitigating highway fatalities and reducing emissions and congestion. These areas of unfinished business… Read More


Trends in Automotive Electronics at #52DAC

Trends in Automotive Electronics at #52DAC
by Daniel Payne on 07-05-2015 at 4:00 pm

The coolest and most expensive car at DAC this year had to be the McLaren P1, priced at $1,150,00 and powered by a 903 hp gas/electric hybrid. Electronics are used in autos to provide safety features, infotainment, motor control and performance.

Also at DAC this year there was an Automotive Village with more cars and experts from … Read More