Steven J Webster

2013

OW-A-LF
July 23, 2013

Hardware+Software: Disruption for a $1.5B+ Market?

By 2014, the oscilloscope market is expected to reach over $1.5B in size. In 2009, 35% of the oscilloscope market was in “low performance oscilloscopes”.  That in itself is a market worth taking a shot at share of.  And looking to take a shot at it, are companies like Red Pitaya. In my last post, - Read More -

pcb
July 22, 2013

(Hardware) Startups for (Hardware) Startups

Back in 2008, Paul Graham of Y Combinator shared some ideas of “startups we’d like to fund”.  In the same list of ideas for startups, Paul listed “Hardware/Software Startups” such as Meraki.  Since Meraki was acquired by Cisco 4 years later for $1.2 billion, I’d chalk that up to a fairly astute consideration. In the - Read More -

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February 28, 2013

Next generation of gesture control?

Though technologies like Microsoft Kinect and Leap Motion are bringing gesture based control of devices to reality, they still require a “field of vision” for the device to recognize and track gestures. I believe that real breakthrough in gesture and posture recognition will be about introspecting rather than inspecting the body, and I’m tracking closely - Read More -