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What's the Toughest Challenge of the Year?

Automation and Control, Electronics and Test, Materials and Assembly, Software and Hardware Publish Date: December 9, 2011
From the rise of the digital factory to energy efficiency, four trends are roiling the design and industrial space.

Top 5 Automotive Trends of 2011

Electronics and Test Publish Date: December 6, 2011
In a year when Detroit launched a comeback, the real news in the automotive world came from Washington, D.C.

Autodesk Puts PLM in the Cloud

Software and Hardware Publish Date: December 6, 2011
Autodesk is finally planting a stake in PLM territory with its new Autodesk 360 for PLM offering, a hybrid cloud approach that promises a faster-to-deploy, less expensive alternative to traditional systems.

CAD Upstart Gives Designers Holographic View

Software and Hardware Publish Date: December 5, 2011
Using virtual-holographic 3D imagery, Infinite Z's new zSpace immersive 3D environment lets users interact and explore 3D models as if they were real, physical objects.

Jobs Still Engineers' Top 2011 Concern

Automation and Control, Electronics and Test, Materials and Assembly, Software and Hardware Publish Date: December 5, 2011
Design engineers know as well as anyone that tough times mean that only the toughest and most capable technical folks survive and thrive.

Little Robots Forge Automated Welding Cells

Automation and Control Publish Date: December 2, 2011
Industrial robots that do welding and metal fabrication are getting both a lot smaller and a lot larger, depending on the size of the company using them and the type of welding configurations they need.

Do Engineers Have Appetite for Mobile Apps?

Software and Hardware Publish Date: December 2, 2011
Unlike the consumer market, which is hungry for all things mobile, engineers remain slightly skeptical about the upside of design tool apps running on mobile platforms.

Cadillac CUEs In-Car Entertainment

Electronics and Test Publish Date: December 1, 2011
Cadillac's CUE is an important addition to the infotainment scene, but its consumer-driven design process may turn out to be more important than the product.

Engineer's Toy Becomes a Profession

Automation and Control, Electronics and Test, Materials and Assembly, Software and Hardware Publish Date: November 30, 2011
Paul and Carol Flack started Bridge Street Toys to resurrect the engineering toys he remembered from his childhood.

Wednesday, 2PM ET: Design News Radio Bridges Embedded, Mechanical

Automation and Control, Electronics and Test, Materials and Assembly, Software and Hardware Publish Date: November 29, 2011
Design News Radio will explore "Bridging the Mechanical & Embedded Design Worlds" in a live radio program and companion chat Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 2 PM ET.