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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.

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...

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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,

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. 

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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