Assault on Batteries

The Internet of Things is Going to Need a Lot of Juice

by Jim Turley

I had dinner with a real venture capitalist the other evening, and lived to tell about it. I can’t tell you everything we discussed that night (wink, wink), but I can say that we had a good talk about batteries. No, really.

The VC in question is a partner at one of the primo Sand Hill Road firms and, as usual, he was the smartest guy in the room. Or at least, at my table. The conversation ranged from food, to wine, to rusty cars, to a recent acquisition by Apple. He talks very fast, uses his hands a lot, and compulsively checks his phone during lulls in the conversation. I guess if I could make (or lose) millions of dollars on one call, I’d check my messages a lot, too.  Read More


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Middle Child Syndrome

Posted on 08/19/14 at 11:17 AM by kevin

kevin
Do you plan to do any design with 20nm? Do the benefits justify the incremental cost?

Life Under 20

Posted on 08/18/14 at 9:43 AM by bmoyer

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We've seen new equipment for the 16/14 node... Are there other challenges at that node we haven't covered?

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Posted on 08/17/14 at 1:19 PM by SteveNordquis4

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I'm pretty sure the $1000 power cord is either for supporting alt currency like 3 jingles and $140 for insured party-proof cord, 8% prix fixe vendor/installers, and audio equipment that has to be certified for surgery and/or commercial kitchen use (also s…

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