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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.

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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.

Google Buys Motorola Mobility – Is this the Gee-Phone deal?

August 17, 2011 5:50 am | by Eric Broockman, Alereon (www.alereon.com) | Blogs | Comments

There is a lot of speculation in the industry as to what is behind the Google purchase of Motorola Mobility and likewise a plethora of speculation on the future of Motorola Mobility now that they are part of Google.

Make the Safe Choice, or the Right Choice?

August 16, 2011 6:28 am | by Gordon Vinther, founder and president of Ardent Concepts (www.ardentconcepts.com) | Blogs | Comments

Where does innovation – true innovation – get implemented in your product roadmap?  How do you as a product development or R&D team ensure you are pushing the envelope and enabling next-generation electronic solutions?

Mobilizing Business Desktop Software

August 12, 2011 4:19 am | by Frank Kettenstock, VP of Marketing, Foxit (www.foxitsoftware.com) | Blogs | Comments

Gartner Group estimates that by 2015 over 294 million tablets and over 1 billion smartphones will be in use - making mobile devices one of the hottest platforms for software developers to migrate to.

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Solid state lighting benefits the specialized medical illumination arena

August 11, 2011 6:09 am | by Joel Falcone, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Lighting, Excelitas Technologies | Blogs | Comments

Excelitas Technologies envisions a broad spectrum of promising application areas that will benefit from the integration of solid state lighting but perhaps the most exciting and promising area is in the specialized medical illumination arena.

Battery Power - A Breakthrough Technology

August 11, 2011 5:49 am | by Larry Nembhard, Engineer Manager – Keystone Electronics | Blogs | Comments

Battery power has seen remarkable expansion with the introduction of a score of portable devices for business, industry, medicine, personal and recreational uses together with lighter, smaller, higher-powered cells.

Patient Monitoring Without a Doctors’ Touch

August 2, 2011 1:07 pm | by Chris Warner | Articles | Comments

In June I mentioned a promising new sensor technology that can be used for non-invasive measurement of muscle movements with potential applications in patent monitoring (ECG, EMG, to name a few). The technology comes from

802.11 Day: Reflecting on the Importance of Connectivity

August 2, 2011 9:18 am | by Craig Barratt, President of Qualcomm Atheros | Blogs | Comments

More than 14 years ago, the IEEE adopted the first WLAN standard, which would go on to serve as the foundation for all further developments in creating today’s Wi-Fi networks. Today, August 2, 2011 is the perfect day to consider the importance and growing uses for connectivity.

Moore's New Law

August 1, 2011 9:11 am | by M. Simon | Blogs | Comments

You have heard this one for years no doubt, but it has made a recent splash in the popular press. Walter Russel Mead is taking a quick look at Moore's Law and thinks that it may be running out of gas. He quotes The New York Times...

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20 US Stocks of Companies involved in the Robotics Industry

July 27, 2011 4:53 am | by Frank Tobe, The Robot Report www.therobotreport.com | Blogs | Comments

In early 2008, I asked my Merrill Lynch broker for a list of stocks of American robot manufacturers. He couldn't provide me with more than two. So I went online with Bloomberg and found a list of 120 companies involved with automation.

Software Helps Students Tackle Real World Challenges

July 21, 2011 11:30 am | by Ed Thum, Program Director, Global Marketing, IBM Rational | Blogs | Comments

Currently most college students learn core development skills by working on individual projects. But when those students eventually go to work for a larger software company, they will inevitably be part of a team of programmers, working on one small slice of a much bigger pie.

Art and technology

July 20, 2011 7:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

I must admit I am still surprised when I see technical people dismiss art as useless. Art is not only a pleasant aesthetic; it is often essential to design.

How to Use Web Video to Promote Your Tech Business

July 18, 2011 10:39 am | by by Ian Snead, vzaar.com | Blogs | Comments

Video is one of the most dynamic and effective ways to communicate to your customers and potential customers. Many tech savvy customers expect to see video and if your site does not provide video, they feel that something is missing.

Lighting Science Group CEO Asks Congress Not to Roll Back Light Bulb Energy Efficiency Standards

July 11, 2011 8:06 am | News | Comments

Lighting Science Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim Haworth issued the following statement regarding the movement to pass the Better Use of Light Bulbs Act, H.R. 2417...

Unfinished Symphonies in the World of High-Voltage Gate Drivers

July 11, 2011 6:37 am | by Don Alfano, Director of Applications, Isolation and Machine Interface Products, Silicon Labs | Blogs | Comments

Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 in B minor, better known as the “Unfinished Symphony,” was started but never finished even though Schubert lived another six years. The completed portion of the Unfinished Symphony was extraordinarily compelling.

Celebrating the Future of the Electronics Industry

July 7, 2011 4:43 am | by Jeff Jussel, senior director for global technology, element14 | Blogs | Comments

Since Newark’s  element14 community launched two years ago, we’re proud of the fact that hundreds of thousands of engineers have used our resources to connect and collaborate with industry experts and peers.

The Future of Desktop Monitors is Wireless

July 6, 2011 4:55 am | by Eric Broockman, Alereon (www.alereon.com) | Blogs | Comments

Of all of the important electronic gizmos in our life that we use every day most have gone wireless – with the exception of the desktop monitor.

Can we Hurdle the Supercomputing Energy Wall?

July 5, 2011 5:26 am | by Sumit Gupta, NVIDIA (www.nvidia.com) | Blogs | Comments

Lauren Sommer wrote a great blog over the weekend about how supercomputers have hit the “energy wall” – a decidedly real supercomputing problem...

JPCA Show - United We Stand

June 15, 2011 11:01 am | by Matthew Holzmann, Christopher Associates | Blogs | Comments

The near-term viability of the Japanese manufacturing infrastructure has been shrouded by a lack of information, bureaucracy and factors such as limited power output. JPCA was the first occasion for many observers to observe and report on industry conditions with a wide range of first person input.

Double or Nothing in This High-Stakes Industry

June 7, 2011 4:50 am | by Scott Fillebrown, Automated Circuit Design (www.acd.biz) | Blogs | Comments

As the president and CEO of Automated Circuit Design, I’m always looking for ways to keep the company one step ahead of competition, building on 27 years in business.

What Do Awards Really Measure?

June 2, 2011 8:18 am | by Joyce Yeung, TAOS (www.taosinc.com) | Blogs | Comments

Everyone loves to receive awards. It’s a feather in the cap. But it’s important that our opinion about a recipient of an award isn’t masked by the number of distinctions, but why it was awarded and who nominated them.  

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