Steve Ohr is nothing if not enthusiastic about publishing engineering design articles and showcasing new products on the web, and then counting the clicks they generate. "It puts you in touch with your readers," he suggests. But just think what an online product showcase can do in conjunction with a new tradeshow venue. Help us pick the most dramatic new product introductions, he bids.
EE Times, you may be aware, is using accumulated mouse clicks on our online Network to determine broad reader interests. Every time you click on an article title at eeProductCenter.com, you are recording a "page view" for a particular product or product category. The number of page views on eeProductCenter.com is not just a measure of reader interest, it is also a metric that helps us select among competing entries for a "Product of the Month" designation. It was LSI Logic Corp.s' DVD recorder chip in January. National Semiconductor's Amplifiers Made Simple is February's choice. Go register at eeProductCenter.com, visit often, clicking on the article titles that intrigue you, and then watch what happens in March.
eeProductCenter is a showcase and analysis platform for the very latest products our industry has to offer" passives, sensors and interconnects, as well as ICs, power transistors and other semiconductor building blocks. We encourage a high degree of interactivity. In addition to page views, we will supplement our assessments of your interests with "Quick Polls," a vehicle that will allow you to pick the most qualified item from a short list compiled by eeProductCenter editors. A little further out, we hope to include forms that will allow you to fax or post your own comments on any particular product or product line you see there.
This process will be used in conjunction with eUSA - the electronicaUSA trade show, inconjunction with the Embedded Systems Conference - in March, to determine and award manufacturers for the best new products introduced there. You can vote for eUSA's "best new products" from your home or office PC. But if you cast that vote from one of the kiosks at the eUSA site, you may even win a mountain bike. Your click counts