So far I only use papers from ieee, nature, or other research publications.
My supervisor suggested me to write more in motivational background part.
I found tech news website like eejournal.com and semiengineering.com provides more general, more business-related, stories for general audiences.
Can I use them as reference in introduction/motivation part of my master thesis?
My personal opinion is we cannot use them. But I do not know where I can get papers about e.g. cost analysis in CMOS scaling and next gen lithography, or why we need new memory devices like memristor.