Profile of Rick MerrittSiliconValley Bureau Chief, EE Times
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Based in San Jose, Rick writes news and analysis about the electronics industry and the engineering profession for EE Times. He is the editor of the Android, Internet of Things, Wireless/Networking, and Medical Designlines. He joined EE Times in 1992 as a Hong Kong based reporter and has served as editor in chief of EE Times and OEM Magazine.
Articles by Rick Merritt
Here's a sampler of some of the best of the reports that marked the official anniversary of Moore's Law on Sunday, April 19.
Tales from engineers who drove Moore's Law forward.
The ZigBee Cluster Library will run over Thread. Here's what it means for the Internet of Things.
Experts at the Embedded Linux Conference say that open-source software needs more attention to interoperability, security, and its kernel, for the Internet of Things.
AMD’s next-gen notebook processor, Carrizo, packs a south bridge and HEVC decoder in the same space as its previous Kaveri chip, it said at ISSCC.
ARM aims to make mbed a unifying code base for the fragmented Internet of Things, where security is an increasingly key concern.
Income inequality grows even in Silicon Valley, but there's no bubble ahead.
Here's a look inside IBM's new 141-core computer.
CTO Of Enlightened says outlook for Zigbee is particularly dim.
ARM announces plans for IoT device and cloud software under its mbed platform, which is already making waves with embedded software vendors.
An emerging crop of industrial robots promise to be user-friendly tools for novice users in a wide variety of small companies, but they might be held back by safety standards, experts say.
Postage-stamp sized chip aims to power the consumer Internet of Things.
Intel reveals first details of its 14nm chipmaking technology and Broadwell, its first CPU to use it.
Google, Apple, or a smart startup could steal the microprocessor market from Intel, says microprocessor design veteran Dave Ditzel.
R&D manager at Alibaba's cloud service discusses how to streamline hardware and software to make more efficient use of flash.
Are we reaching the limits of our ability to keep making smaller, faster chips? The world's smartest engineers gather in San Francisco to discuss how to keep Moore's Law alive.
Jobs's 2010 email to executives reveals how closely he followed business moves by competitors.
Former head of the US patent office shares his views on the so-called mobile patent wars and proposes a sound approach to standards-essential patents.
Stanford's Hoover Institution launches a five-year effort to determine whether the US patent system helps or hinders innovation.
Congress and the Supreme Court are poised to take action on patent suits, but data to inform ongoing debates is missing, experts say.