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Political strategists increasingly go digital

 By Rick Nelson on July 21, 2014

Who do you plan to vote for in the next election, and might a well-produced ad or timely knock on the door change your opinion? Political analytics firms like i360 think they have the answers to such questions and can deploy their technology to affect election outcomes. Andrew Rice, in


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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

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,...

Cemtrex receives orders totaling over $7 million

July 20, 2014 (PRNewswire). Cemtrex Inc. has announced that the company has recently received new orders in excess of $7 million...

Agilent reports on 5G Test Summit

July 17, 2014. Agilent Technologies Inc. announced that its 5G Test Summit with FuTURE MOBILE COMMUNICATION FORUM explored the...

SEMICON Europa event to explore rise of imaging systems

July 17, 2014 (Grenoble, France). To address the rising demands of imaging systems in mobile, medical, automotive, and other...

Global IPTV subscriptions to double by end of 2020

July 16, 2014. The number of homes paying for IPTV will rocket to 191 million by end-2020—more than double the 90 million...

NI SOM supports embedded system development

July 15, 2014. NI has announced the NI SOM. It combines the Xilinx Zynq All Programmable system on chip (SoC) with supporting...

LitePoint debuts PXI technology for the lab

July 15, 2014. LitePoint, a provider of wireless test solutions, announced today the launch of the LitePoint z8653, a new...

Energy-storage market rises to $50 billion in 2020

July 15, 2014. Energy storage, driven largely by electronics and plug-in vehicles, will grow at a compound annual growth rate of...

Chroma adds 2-kW solar-array simulator

July 15, 2014. Chroma Systems Solutions Inc., a provider of power-conversion testing equipment and automated systems, has...

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