Whether you build multi-core system-on-chips, carrier-grade network equipment, or life-saving medical devices, come join the conversation on how to lead the innovation agenda for electronics industry while addressing the complexity challenge.
For non-regulated industries such as semiconductors, reusing parts of design is already common practice. However, the typical reuse is at a very granular level focusing on certain components within a circuit. As time to market time continues to shrink, companies must modularize larger pieces of design to expedite development. This webcast will discuss the different elements of semiconductor design that could benefit from increased reuse and showcase an effective way on managing variants of design.
WHEN: July 10, 2014 2:00PM EDT
Development speed and time to market is the number one concern among most electronics companies. Demanding consumers combined with fierce competition and geographically unique features are pressuring companies to develop more innovative products and more variants of their products. This webcasts discuss the ability to effectively reuse components of innovation/design to expedite development and feature customization. This will cover the concept of strategic reuse and ideas in PLE, version/variant management, and modular design.
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With development time and cost constantly being squeeze, how can companies become more efficient and capture the most from their development investments? In this podcast, listen in as we discuss the concept of strategic reuse, its connection to continuous engineering and its application to product development.
Listen as Joanne and I discuss the concept of strategic reuse and how it can expedite product development.
For more information on strategic reuse, we will be having a series of short webcasts to discuss... [More]
From 4k TVs to healthcare wearables, the consumer electronics industry is not only diverse in the types of products but also expansive in covering multiple aspects of the consumer's life. These electronic products are innovating at lightning speeds and are facing challenges that are new to this industry. Factors such as certification, safety, and extensive connectivity are essential to modern day consumer electronics. In this podcast, listen as we explore these new challenges of consumer electronics and discuss how to turn these challenges... [More]
In the current Electronics market with the pressures of fierce competition and empowered consumers, having the right products at the right time is pivotal to success. Electronics companies are doing everything in their power to shorten time-to-market and get the most relevant products to the customers as quickly as possible. As everyone focuses on speed, it becomes important to note the similarities and differences of innovation speed and development speed.
Listen as Marty and I discuss the characteristics of these two speeds and... [More]
The $1,000 genome is here and genomic diagnostics are moving into the clinic. But it’s still not clear what that will look like. Will there be “big-iron” central facilities, like the data processing centers of the pre-PC era? Will there be a desktop-computer-sized lab-on-a-cart in hospital wards and doctors’ offices, like the EKGs rolled out for physicals? Or could we actually see a hand-held Star Trek Tricorder? The demands of clinical practice will shape the design space of future devices for clinical... [More]
It is important to first state that Moore’s Law is in fact not a natural law but an observation. Moore’s Law characterizes the growth of transistors in integrated circuits as doubling every 2 years and has long been used as a guide for product development in the semiconductor industry. From a consumer’s perspective, this phenomenon has manifested itself into faster processing speeds in CPUs, larger capacities in memory and more pixels in pictures. However exponential growth cannot be sustained indefinitely. Modern... [More]
Recently, I have seen a lot of discussion about how to educate senior management about Agile development. An example is a talk I recently attended by Jason Tanner focused on Teaching Agile/Scrum to management. The talk itself was very interesting and useful.
My only issue with the whole discussion was in many cases in order to get a company to adopt Agile company-wide you need to first explain the business benefits to senior management. This is a classic chicken and egg problem. You need to quickly relate Agile to a... [More]
January is all about new. As a token to the new year, I would like to introduce something new to the Electronics blog...ME!
My name is Jiani (pronounced "Johnny") Zhang and I am the new Global Marketing Manager for Electronics and Telco Industries for Rational.
I believe I was born with a love for tech. As a child of two Electrical Engineers, it's no surprise that I had an affinity to electronics. I built my first circuit using my dad's breadboard and resistors when I was six. Consequently, it only made sense for... [More]
One of the big changes the electronics industry is facing is how and when to automatically collect data from ranges of devices and pass them to other machines. This is generally called M2M (Machine to Machine) and IoT (Internet of Things), I recently attended a talk on this subject. The link to a blog with the slides is located at http://blog.masstlc.org/2014/01/masstlc-launches-internet-of-things.html
Overall session was very well attended and the speaker was by Peter Coffee from salesforce.com. The general theme was... [More]
Meet the Expert: Jordi Manzano, R&D Instruments, Diagnostic Grifols, S.A.
Jordi Manzano has almost 15 years of systems and software development experience in the medical sector. He has worked as an engineer, project manager and currently as software quality assurance manger and deputy director of R&D at Grifols, a global healthcare company. His experience covers: in-vitro diagnostic instrumentation for immunohematology, immunology and hemostasis, medical devices for angiography and organ perfusion and devices for pharmacy... [More]
In the May chat , Wayne Carrigan, Rational Deployment Architect, had shared the IBM Systems and Technology Group’s (STG) Agile Transformation journey with us. As a follow up he did a podcast recently deep diving into how the small internal STG IT team that supports a diverse set of projects uses IBM Rational development tools to codevelop hardware and software. The integrations between these tools allow them to leverage scarce resources and still get the job done in a very efficient manner.
He is also,... [More]
Join us for a customer panel discussion where experts in top companies from across various industries, discuss why they consider IBM Rational DOORS the best tool for managing requirements in their projects. In this webcast panel, participants share their journey of becoming experts in DOORS, features and capabilities, as well as tips & tricks in using the product. Don't miss this opportunity to have an interactive discussion with the experts of IBM Rational DOORS.
Paul Lusardi, NuScale
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Medical device companies have to find ways to compete with lower-cost competition worldwide. Staying ahead means diversifying products and product portfolios by building a strong pipeline of new capabilities and variants in the marketplace. The challenge is making the right product decisions and injecting the right features and functions at the right time – while balancing risks and returns. You must capture and understand the strengths and weaknesses of proposed product functions - analyzing your risk, balancing your... [More]
I’ve been following with keen interest as network infrastructure equipment manufacturers (NEMs), including IBM, have had to quickly respond with market messaging and product strategies for software defined networking (SDN).
In simple terms, key attributes of SDN include:
migrating the control plane logic away from a switch or router to a central controller
gaining a centralized view and single point of control for the network
enabling programmability of the network by external applications