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Math skills aren’t what they used to be. Back in November 2012 I wrote about a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who wanted to hire English majors. Earlier this month, David J. Deming of the Harvard Graduate School of Education published a paper citing the growing importance of—if not English skills—at least social skills in the evolving labor market. “In this paper, I show that the labor market increasingly rewards social skills,” Deming wrote. “Since 1980, jobs with high social skill requirements have experienced greater relative growth throughout the wage distribution. Moreover,...
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The August print issue of EE-Evaluation Engineering includes a special report on power electronics test. In preparation for that article, we asked test equipment...

The August print issue of EE-Evaluation Engineering includes a special report on power electronics test. In preparation for that article, we asked test equipment...

John Graff, vice president of corporate marketing, was the emcee for Wednesday’s NIWeek keynote address. He reminded attendees that at an earlier NIWeek several...

Austin, TX. The themes for this year’s NIWeek are Big Analog Data (a phrase NI has trademarked) and the Internet of Things (IoT). And,...

LXI has become very popular following its introduction 10 years ago. Founded by VXI Technology (now VTI Instruments) and Agilent Technologies (now Keysight Technologies),...

The August print issue of EE-Evaluation Engineering includes a special report on power electronics test. In preparation for that article, we asked test equipment...

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Higher power density, better ease of use, and unique operating modes are among the more important characteristics distinguishing today’s power supplies and sources. Flexible...

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As 5G becomes defined, test-and-measurement companies are working to address the many issues involved, including factors such as frequency, instantaneous bandwidth, modulation scheme, latency,...

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Last month on this page, I commented on politicians’ opinions on the Internet of Things—or lack thereof. Subsequently, SEMICON West provided an opportunity for...

Keithley, a Tektronix company, designs and produces a variety of advanced electrical test instruments and systems for electronics manufacturers in high-performance production testing, process...

As 5G becomes defined, test-and-measurement companies are working to address the many issues involved, including factors such as frequency, instantaneous bandwidth, modulation scheme, latency,...

SEMICON West convened July 14-16 in San Francisco, with the 2015 version taking place during the 50th anniversary of Moore’s Law. Denny McGuirk, president...

The fidelity of a high-speed signal, whether within a device or on a PCB, is affected by the path it takes and its surroundings....

Packaging advances are driving innovation at KLA-Tencor, which in May announced two new systems that support advanced semiconductor packaging technologies: CIRCL-AP and ICOS T830....

Technology has an increasingly important role to play in healthcare and medicine, and medical device makers as well as researchers and clinicians are turning...

Harmonic power analyzer The PA900 precision power analyzer integrates a high-accuracy, wideband waveform digitizer with advanced computational capability, a large high-resolution display, and a touchscreen...

Higher power density, better ease of use, and unique operating modes are among the more important characteristics distinguishing today’s power supplies and sources. Flexible...