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State legislature group wants right to bar municipal broadband networks

 By Rick Nelson on July 24, 2014

A group representing state legislatures wants to make sure private Internet service providers don't face competition from taxpayer-funded city-run broadband networks. The group, called the National Council of State Legislatures (NCSL), is threatening a legal challenge to the Federal Communications Commission should the FCC attempt to preempt...


 July's Features Online


July Special Reports

July Special Report

bullet By Tom Lecklider, Senior Technical Editor

Silent, rapid, motionless switching

Solid-state switches provide small size, long life, fast switching speed, and totally silent and vibration-proof operation.



July Special Report

bullet By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor

Instruments tackle IC test chores

Benchtop and modular instruments can offer an alternative to turnkey automated semiconductor test equipment in some application areas.



Web Exclusives:

Five Myths of Modular Instruments

 By Tom Lillig, Agilent Technologies on July 15, 2014

As modular test equipment continues to grow in popularity, so have the abundance of myths surrounding advantages and disadvantages of modular vs. traditional “box” instruments. ...

Let's get small: Redefining RF and education

 By Elizabeth Persico, Agilent Education Program Manager on June 24, 2014

In the late '80s, I had a portable cassette player that was a marvel of Japanese miniaturization. Only 20% bigger than a tape, it had a four-band graphic equalizer in the lid and could even do auto-reverse, letting me listen to the same two albums-over and over-during trans-Pacific flights....



2013 EE Salary Survey



Industry Update

ADLINK powers Cornell's autonomous underwater vehicle

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

DC power supplies support solar-array applications

July 25, 2014. B&K Precision has introduced three new models of high-power programmable DC power supplies: models PVS10005,...

International Space Station and National Geographic Learning team up

July 24, 2014. The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and National Geographic Learning (NGL) today announced...

ASSET and SoftIron collaborate on rapid debugging

July 24, 2014. ASSET InterTech collaborated with SoftIron Ltd. to quickly debug and bring up the industry's first 64-bit ARM...

Energy harvester enables fix-and-forget sensor nodes

July 23, 2014. OMRON and Holst Centre/imec have unveiled a prototype of an extremely compact vibrational energy harvesting DC...

SEMI announces South America semiconductor strategy summit

July 23, 2014. SEMI has announced the launch of the association's first-ever event in Latin America. The inaugural SEMI South...

UL cites FDA-recognized consensus standards for medical devices

July 22, 2014 (PRNewswire). UL (Underwriters Laboratories) has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has...

Pickering expands PCI programmable-resistor card range

July 22, 2014. Pickering Interfaces is expanding its range of PCI precision programmable resistor solutions with the introduction...

NA semiconductor equipment industry posts 1.09 book-to-bill ratio

July 21, 2014. North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.47 billion in orders worldwide in June 2014...

Capacitive touch controller IC market to grow at double-digit CAGR

July 21, 2014 (Seoul, South Korea). The capacitive touch controller IC market is predicted to reach about $2.8 billion in 2017,...

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