Semiconductor Worldwide: Samsung Takes Over

2018-06-22T11:44:20+00:00

Samsung topples Intel as top dog semiconductor market share  Gartner beancounters say price rises driven by memory shortages propelled Samsung into the lead based on semiconductor vendor revenue, vaulting past Intel and its CPUs. The largest memory supplier, Samsung Electronics, gained the most semiconductor market share and took the No. 1 position from Intel – the first time Intel has been toppled since 1992. Memory accounted for more than two-thirds of all semiconductor revenue growth in 2017, and became the largest semiconductor category.  DRAM prices rose 44 per cent from 2016 to 2017, and NAND flash prices went up 17 per cent year-over-year for the first time. (See Figure Below)   A Gartner table provides the numeric nitty-gritty [...]

Semiconductor Worldwide: Samsung Takes Over 2018-06-22T11:44:20+00:00

Window Energy Efficiency: Solar Heat Gain and Visible Transmittance

2018-08-22T11:55:28+00:00

Conduction and Radiation of Thermal Energy In my last blog post, I wrote about the conduction and radiation of thermal energy through windows and the thermal transmittance value, called the U-Factor, that characterizes that heat transfer.  The U-factor is useful in evaluating window performance and making wise decisions when specifying components for a building, but it is only one piece of the puzzle.  The National Fenestration Research Council (NFRC) mandates a second value alongside U-factor in its certification process, called the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC).  SHGC represents the ability of a window to resist heat gain from radiation, like the sunlight in Figure 1.  This is obviously a challenge, given that the entire point [...]

Window Energy Efficiency: Solar Heat Gain and Visible Transmittance 2018-08-22T11:55:28+00:00

The Engineer’s Kitchen: Fresh Apple Crisp

2018-03-13T12:16:07+00:00

This week on The Engineer's Kitchen we engineer a fresh summer dessert using local fruit.

The Engineer’s Kitchen: Fresh Apple Crisp 2018-03-13T12:16:07+00:00

The Engineer’s Kitchen: Fusion Style Fajita’s

2018-03-26T11:32:50+00:00

This week on The Engineer's Kitchen we served up a fusion style fajita with a soy sauce marinade.

The Engineer’s Kitchen: Fusion Style Fajita’s 2018-03-26T11:32:50+00:00

Alternative Energy Engineering: Energy from the Earth’s Natural Heat

2018-03-14T10:55:43+00:00

A discussion of utilizing CFD and FEA to perform stress analysis and thermal analysis on turbines that acquire geothermal energy.

Alternative Energy Engineering: Energy from the Earth’s Natural Heat 2018-03-14T10:55:43+00:00

The Engineer’s Kitchen: Wine and Pepper Tri-Tip

2018-03-28T11:22:06+00:00

Here in our weekly cooking blog, The Engineer's Kitchen, we create summer BBQ with a recipe for wine and pepper tri-tip with a creamy potato salad

The Engineer’s Kitchen: Wine and Pepper Tri-Tip 2018-03-28T11:22:06+00:00

Harnessing the Potential in Wind Energy

2018-08-07T15:11:20+00:00

Exploring advances in green energy concepts such as harnessing wind energy and the technological benefits from it.

Harnessing the Potential in Wind Energy 2018-08-07T15:11:20+00:00

The Engineer’s Kitchen: Grilled Chipotle Chicken

2018-03-28T11:52:22+00:00

The first blog in the series called The Engineer's Kitchen, we feature a grilled chipotle chicken recipe for healthy eating.

The Engineer’s Kitchen: Grilled Chipotle Chicken 2018-03-28T11:52:22+00:00

Engineering Hurricanes : Structural

2018-03-19T10:30:07+00:00

A discussion on the impact engineers have on structural designs and tools used such as CAD and FEA.

Engineering Hurricanes : Structural 2018-03-19T10:30:07+00:00

Thermal Management: Heat Sink Materials

2018-03-19T11:10:23+00:00

Discussion on materials used in heat sinks and their thermal management properties used by engineers in today's technology.

Thermal Management: Heat Sink Materials 2018-03-19T11:10:23+00:00

Electronics Cooling : Thermal Interface Materials

2018-03-19T11:40:47+00:00

Discussion on thermal interface materials used with heat sinks to achieve efficient thermal management solutions for electronics cooling

Electronics Cooling : Thermal Interface Materials 2018-03-19T11:40:47+00:00

Electronics Cooling Designs: Thermoelectric Plates

2018-03-19T13:20:39+00:00

Thermoelectric Plates used for thermal management in electronics cooling is discussed from an engineering prospective.

Electronics Cooling Designs: Thermoelectric Plates 2018-03-19T13:20:39+00:00

Electronics Cooling Designs: Heat Sinks

2018-04-10T15:11:31+00:00

Heat sinks for electronics cooling and thermal management applications are discussed.

Electronics Cooling Designs: Heat Sinks 2018-04-10T15:11:31+00:00

Electronics Cooling Designs: Heat Pipes

2018-03-19T15:33:58+00:00

Discussion on electronics cooling and thermal management using heat pipes in conjunction with heat sinks.

Electronics Cooling Designs: Heat Pipes 2018-03-19T15:33:58+00:00