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Apple has a market capitalization of $785 billion, exceeding that of Microsoft and Exxon Mobile combined. Nevertheless, writes Jeff Sommer in the New York Times, “…the Wall Street consensus is that Apple is still having a growth spurt.” He cites some predictions that Apple could reach $1 trillion. But by historical standards, Apple might not be all that dominant. At close on Friday, Sommer writes, Apple’s value had climbed to 4.1% of the value of the S&P 500, but in 1985, IBM—then at its peak—represented 6.4%, and it exceeded 4%...
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At the 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility and Signal Integrity held last month in Santa Clara, I attended two technical presentations related...

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Jack Ganssle is an internationally recognized embedded systems engineer, author, and speaker. He has published more than 700 articles on different aspects of embedded...

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