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Tablet sales are sluggish but tablet games soar

 By Rick Nelson on August 26, 2014

Tablet sales are sluggish. Dan Gallagher writing in The Wall Street Journal cited IDC figures showing that tablet sales grew only 8.4% year-over-year for the second quarter, vs. 58.5% for the same period a year earlier. Nevertheless, wrote Gallagher of the leading tablet supplier, "Apple has made clear it isn't giving up on tablets....


 September's Features Online


September Special Reports

September Special Report

bullet By Tom Lecklider, Senior Technical Editor

Finding the happy oscilloscope medium

Midrange scopes provide nearly identical basic capabilities, but, it’s the unique features each manufacturer includes that may provide the most value.



September Special Report

bullet By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor

AUTOTEST spans legacy replacement to new systems.

Building and maintaining MIL/Aero electronic components, subsystems, and systems require an array of sophisticated bench and modular test equipment.



Web Exclusives:

Characterizing Leakage Current of High-Voltage Semiconductor Devices

 By Jennifer Cheney, Keithley Instruments on August 18, 2014

Using an SMU with a high-voltage power supply provides a device test system with good low-level current accuracy and an accurate current limit....

Giving students convenience and flexibility with remote labs

 By Elizabeth Persico, Keysight Education Program Manager on August 11, 2014

Recently, a friend shared a memory from his days as an EE undergrad at a university in the Rockies. It was 7:30 on a typical winter morning, his dorm and the EE building were on opposite corners of the campus, and measurement lab started at 8:00....



2014 EE Salary Survey



Industry Update

KLA-Tencor debuts systems for patterning control

August 26, 2014. Today, KLA-Tencor Corp. introduced the WaferSight PWG patterned wafer geometry measurement system, the LMS IPRO6...

SEMICON Europa to offer power-related technical forums

August 26, 2014 (Grenoble, France). For the first time, SEMICON Europa 2014 will offer two new power-related technical...

California Instruments AC sources support HIL test

August 26, 2014. AMETEK Programmable Power has released the External Drive (-EXTD) option for its California Instruments RS...

ADLINK unveils PXI Express embedded controller

August 25, 2014. ADLINK Technology Inc., a provider of cloud-based services, intelligent gateways, and embedded building blocks...

Murata to acquire Peregrine Semiconductor

August 25, 2014. Murata Electronics North America Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd., and Peregrine...

Rugged force transducers offer precision, configurability

August 22, 2014. HBM Inc., a manufacturer of data-acquisition systems, analysis and calibration software, strain gauges, and...

SEMI posts July 2014 book-to-bill ratio of 1.07

August 22, 2014. North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.41 billion in orders worldwide in July...

Saelig offers 25-MHz digital oscilloscope-in-a-probe

August 21, 2014. Saelig Company Inc. announced that it is offering the new Owon RDS1021 Wave Rambler, a USB pen scope that packs...

GL announces UMTS IuCS interface emulation over ATM

April 21, 2014. GL Communications Inc. has announced its enhanced MAPS UMTS IuCS Interface Emulation over ATM. Karthik...

TV Rheinland urges compliance with ETSI standards changes

August 21, 2014. The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) issued the updated versions of the EN 300 328 and EN...

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