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FCC gives up on net neutrality?

 By Rick Nelson on April 23, 2014

Net neutrality could be out the window, based on new so-called "open Internet" rules the FCC will propose Thursday. Under the proposed rules, content companies can pay Internet service providers for special access to consumers, according to The Wall Street Journal. Service providers could not block or discriminate against specific...


 April's Features Online


April Special Reports

April Special Report

bullet By Tom Lecklider, Senior Technical Editor

Measuring and Simulating Bombs Bursting in Air

Very large, sudden shock pulses generally have little effect on the actual vehicle structure but can damage electronic assemblies mounted nearby.



April Special Report

bullet By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor

Bench and Modular Instruments on the Radar

A variety of instruments, turnkey systems, and software meet the challenges posed by today's radar and related MIL/Aero and satellite applications.



Web Exclusives:

Serial Bus Decoding and Applications

 By Tom Lecklider, Senior Technical Editor on April 15, 2014

Although most digital scopes offer serial bus decoding and/or triggering functions, the capabilities and buses addressed vary widely....

Not sci-fi: Creating meaningful on-demand labs for remote students

 By Elizabeth Persico, Agilent Education Program Manager on April 9, 2014

Back in the late '70s and early '80s, many of us indulged in a certain recreational activity that provided an escape from school work. It was called reading....



2013 EE Salary Survey



Industry Update

Global chip revenue rises in 2013

April 23, 2014. Worldwide semiconductor revenue rose a solid 5.0% last year, with memory chips the star performers, according to...

Advanced grid power-electronics market to grow

April 22, 2014. Over the next four years, distributed solar penetration will increase by more than 300% in the United States,...

Littelfuse debuts iDesign fuse design and selection tool

April 23, 2014. Littelfuse Inc. has introduced the Littelfuse iDesign Online Fuse Design and Selection Tool, a robust, web-based...

Programmable voltage supervisor has 1% threshold accuracy

April 22, 2014. Linear Technology Corp. has introduced the LTC2933 programmable voltage supervisor with built-in EEPROM for...

Symposium at SEMICON West to spotlight critical issues

April 22, 2014. SEMI has announced the new Semiconductor Technology Symposium (STS), to be held July 8-10 as part of the SEMICON...

ESD protection devices target next-generation interfaces

April 22, 2014. ON Semiconductor has introduced five new electrostatic discharge (ESD) suppression devices for today’s most...

Pasternack releases amplifiers for commercial and military radar

April 22, 2014. Pasternack Enterprises Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of RF, microwave, and millimeter-wave products, has...

SEMI posts March book-to-bill ratio of 1.06

April 21, 2014. North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.28 billion in orders worldwide in March...

DI-160 is 8-channel event, state, and count data logger

April 19, 2014. DATAQ Instruments has announced the release of the DI-160 event, state, and count data logger. At $299, and with...

Integrating sphere calibration standard debuts

April 19, 2014. Gigahertz-Optik has introduced the ISS-17-VA integrating sphere source calibration standard for spectral radiance...

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