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LCD Market Trends - Smartphones vs. TVs

November 14, 2011 5:11 am | by Gyan Tiwary, SVP and General Manager DC/DC Business, iWatt (www.iwatt.com) | Blogs | Comments

This past summer, for the first time in the history of LCDTVs, the average selling price (ASP) of a 42” LCDTV dropped below that of a Smartphone.

Can Solar Survive the Solyndra Aftermath?

November 3, 2011 1:17 pm | by Lou Covey, Editorial Director, Footwasher Media | Blogs | Comments

The recent collapse of a few high-profile solar energy companies, like Solyndra and Beacon Power, has caused even the most ardent fans of alternative energy to ask, "Can this industry survive?" The answer  all depends on what government does.

Great Expectations

November 3, 2011 8:41 am | by Rich Begen, VP of Distribution, Vicor (www.vicr.com) | Blogs | Comments

I have heard customers and suppliers express frustration about what they get or do not get from the distributors with whom they do business.

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Addressing the Expanding Renewable Energy Marketplace

November 2, 2011 11:08 am | by Art Salyer, President and CEO, Palladium Energy | Blogs | Comments

According to a recent report by the Renewable Energy Policy Network, renewable energy now accounts for 20 percent of global electricity. 

The Fall of Solyndra was Expected and the DoD is Happy

November 1, 2011 3:14 pm | by Lou Covey, Editorial Director, Footwasher Media | Blogs | Comments

A closer look at the facts reveals that the reality of Solyndra and the solar industry is far from the speculation, especially when viewed from a military perspective.

Embedding Systems

October 28, 2011 6:59 am | by Alix Paultre | Articles | Comments

The impact of convergence on the design community is not just increasing in scope, it's also speeding up. Consolidation of functionality and integration of subsystems has meant that the very definition of what an embedded system is becomes more elusive.

Steve Jobs' Full Legacy Yet to be Written - What's Next?

October 28, 2011 4:27 am | by Eric Broockman, Alereon (www.alereon.com) | Blogs | Comments

Steve Jobs’ has left a legacy that is hard to capture. His vision and product from Pixar to Apple are still growing.

Chip Package System Convergence Requires Holistic Approach

October 26, 2011 8:16 am | by Ji Zheng, Apache | Blogs | Comments

With extreme demands on power, performance and regulatory specifications, it becomes essential to view the chip, package and system as a cohesive network of interdependent parts.

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Addressing the Future with Lime Microsystems

October 24, 2011 11:48 am | by Dale Wilson, Product marketing director, Lime Microsystems | Blogs | Comments

When joining Lime I saw an innovative company with an exciting product with a fantastic 'yes we can' attitude and an opportunity to be a key part of this, helping to implement and affect its plans for market capitalisation.

Audio-Visual Industry Case Study: Channel D

October 6, 2011 11:42 am | by Ken Tumblison, President of Buckeye Shapeform | Blogs | Comments

Behind every successful theatrical production, rock concert, or television broadcast is a tightly-coordinated production crew making sure all goes smoothly. From lighting and sound to wardrobe changes and directors, the behind-the-scenes hustle and bustle of the production crew...

Bringing Solid-State Lighting to the Masses

October 3, 2011 4:48 am | by Jake Jacobsen, Ph.D., Technical Marketing Manager, Optical Solutions Group at Synopsys | Blogs | Comments

One of the biggest barriers to mass adoption of solid-state lighting is the large installed base of fixtures designed for what is a fundamentally different source. LEDs differ optically, electrically and thermally from traditional sources.

Companies Look to Attain REACH Compliance Goal

September 22, 2011 7:17 am | by Charles LY WA HOI, SGS (www.sgs.com/ee) | Blogs | Comments

With REACH now fully in force, companies are obliged to declare which Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) exceed 0,1% within their products.

Saving the Post Office

September 22, 2011 5:57 am | by Alix Paultre, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

As we create the next generation of our pervasive-computing society, not only is the virtual world entangling the real one, the blending of the two worlds gives us an opportunity to save the Post Office. Suggesting that the US Postal Service go digital is not new,

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Serving the International Wireless Marketplace

September 21, 2011 7:53 am | by Donn Wilkins, VP Channel Management, Interop Technologies (www.interoptechnologies.com) | Blogs | Comments

We at Interop Technologies see almost endless opportunities in the international wireless market on both a product and a region basis.

New Trends in Learning Reflect a Changing Workforce

September 21, 2011 4:55 am | by Laurie Keyser Brunner, Senior Vice President of Global Client Services, ESI International, www.esi-intl.com; Reprinted with permission of ESI International. Copyright 2011 | Blogs | Comments

People are now the primary investment within organizations. As such, professional development initiatives must keep pace. Learning programs need to be more agile, adaptive and occur as quickly as possible to maximize the productivity of employees and adjust to a tech-savvy, global workforce with different learning styles. 

A Five-Step Guide to Creating a Great Tech Web Video

September 20, 2011 6:12 am | by Ian Snead, vzaar.com | Blogs | Comments

What do you need to know to shoot, produce and share online videos that successfully promote your technology and products?

Texas Instruments MSP430 Launchpad

August 29, 2011 7:12 am | Videos | Comments

Another Geek Moment Video discussing Texas Instruments' msp430 launchpad and cc430 low power microcontroller. Watch as this rocket is launched wirelessly from Digi-Key headquarters.

How to create an Online Press Room for Your Tech Business

August 26, 2011 7:35 am | by Mark Shapiro | Blogs | Comments

Does your technology web site work for the press and analysts that visit it?

Personal Communication Still Key to Customer Service in Today’s Marketplace

August 26, 2011 6:26 am | by By: Jim Greig, Sales and Marketing Manager Electronic Materials | Blogs | Comments

In today’s tough economic times, there is a lot of discussion about how to communicate in a more cost-effective and efficient manner.

Will Tablets Push HP to Exit PCs?

August 26, 2011 6:10 am | Blogs | Comments

HP announced today that it is “exploring strategic alternatives” for its Personal Systems Group and exiting the market for webOS devices, which includes its TouchPad tablet.

What Have we Learned So Far and What can we do Better?

August 26, 2011 5:29 am | Blogs | Comments

IDTechEx has tracked the printed electronics market since 2002.

LDRA Celebrates Success of India Office, Announces Seminar Tour

August 26, 2011 5:12 am | Blogs | Comments

Opening new offices in other countries always presents interesting challenges.

Communication Still Key to Customer Service

August 23, 2011 5:17 am | by Jim Greig, Sales and Marketing Manager Electronic Materials, LORD(http://www.lord.com/) | Blogs | Comments

In today’s tough economic times, there is a lot of discussion about how to communicate in a more cost-effective and efficient manner.

Creating a New Natural User-Interface Paradigm

August 18, 2011 5:49 am | by Guillaume Largillier, Co-Founder and CSO, Stantum (www.stantum.com) | Blogs | Comments

Multi-modal interfaces allow us to choose the input technique that looks the most appropriate for a given task or context: the tip of our finger to flip the pages of a book, a stylus for drawing or annotating it.

Let's Create More Efficient Electronic Systems Together

August 18, 2011 5:17 am | by Eric Persson, Executive Director FAE, International Rectifier (www.irf.com) | Blogs | Comments

IR was founded on the principles of energy efficiency back in 1947, and our founder’s 1912 Baker electric car (which IR modified to become the world’s first solar-powered car in 1958) is still on display at our Temecula wafer Fab.

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