- Dave is having more microphone troubles.
- Dave had to record earlier so he could go catch the first showing of The Martian
- Back to the Future is only licensed with one theater in Australia??
- Dave got a Fluke 8060, reminding him of our interview with Dave Taylor.
- OSHWA came up with a new license, which caused a stir
- Can online education work for EEs? AMU is trying (with $12K of ‘home equipment’ required)
- Dave has been looking at a new space but decided against it. His wife told him to “Be tidy” upon leaving.
- Dialog is buying Atmel.
- Johngineer mentioned on twitter how chip companies seem to halve every 18 months.
Anti-Moore's law: the number of semiconductor companies drops by half every 18 months.
— John De Cristofaro (@johngineer) September 21, 2015
- Microchip has a much larger number of SKUs than Atmel, simply based upon the PIC16 family. Also, they used to be called “Arizona Microchip”.
- The Volkswagon emissions scandalv is interesting because of how few engineers impacted so much. There was also a single engineer that discovered the mishap.
- The documentary (about electronics in Australia) we have been mentioning for a long time (by Karl) has finally started being released in parts.
- Seeed launched a new kickstarter for the RePhone.
- Quirky is bankrupt. Bolt wrote about why they failed.
- Chris is helping set up a conference for hardware along with Hackaday. If you’d like to apply to speak, use this link: http://bit.do/had_conf