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10/17/2014   5 comments
When did your parents first suspect you were going to be an engineer?
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10/3/2014   11 comments
Most engineers exhibit signs of a knack for engineering early in life. How did your parents or other adults around you first know you were headed for a career in electrical engineering?
Most Pressing Issues for Electronics Industry to Rally Around
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9/15/2014   Post a comment
If the electronics industry could mobilize itself and work together to tackle one issue, what issue should that be? Should we think globally or put our country first?
Designing for Power Savings
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8/27/2014   1 comment
Saving power, using less power -- it's all an important part of modern computing. Help us understand what techniques engineers expect to be using in the near future to produce the most power savings.
Power Sources for Wearables
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8/8/2014   1 comment
How do you keep a wearable product up and running without creating just another cursèd device to plug in every day? Obviously, power efficiencies will be designed into devices, but what power source will help untether device owners from daily plug-in chores?
Desktop Pick-&-Place Machine
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7/16/2014   3 comments
Help us decide what board size to support for the proposed EE Times Community Project to build a Desktop Pick-&-Place Machine that can assemble your boards -- and possibly even reflow them -- while fitting in a space smaller than 11 x 17".
What Is an Embedded System?
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6/20/2014   2 comments
Is End of Windows XP Support the End of the World?
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6/13/2014   6 comments
As of April 8, 2014, Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP. What effect does this have your product development and test equipment, and what are you doing to remedy it?
Involvement in Internet of Things
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5/27/2014   Post a comment
Whether you are a engineer designing electronic devices or creating and selling the building blocks of devices, you may find your work shifting more toward the IoT’s low-power, connected devices. How deep is your present involvement in IoT development?
The Future of Software Patents
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4/15/2014   Post a comment
With Apple and Samsung reprising their patent fights and the Supreme Court planning on hearing Alice v. CLS Bank, do you think software patents are useful or a hindrance to the electronics industry?
When will Moore's Law end?
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3/28/2014   16 comments
As we get closer to the limits of what physics and lithography tools will allow, here's your chance to see what your colleagues think will happen with Moore's Law.
Best Free Circuit Sim
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