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Peter Clarke
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re: EE Times' 20 hot technologies for 2012
Peter Clarke   12/7/2011 9:02:56 PM
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I agree with Frank. That's what I was taught back in the 1980s I was also taught that the plural of moth antenna is antennae but the plural of wireless antenna is antennas.

Peter Clarke
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re: EE Times' 20 hot technologies for 2012
Peter Clarke   12/7/2011 9:02:56 PM
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I agree with Frank. That's what I was taught back in the 1980s I was also taught that the plural of moth antenna is antennae but the plural of wireless antenna is antennas.

Peter Clarke
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re: EE Times' 20 hot technologies for 2012
Peter Clarke   12/7/2011 9:02:56 PM
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I agree with Frank. That's what I was taught back in the 1980s I was also taught that the plural of moth antenna is antennae but the plural of wireless antenna is antennas.

Peter Clarke
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re: EE Times' 20 hot technologies for 2012
Peter Clarke   12/7/2011 8:56:47 PM
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@iniewski Thanks for you weighing, sorting and consideration of the list. A metric could be the number of times we write stories including each particular buzz word during 2012. Then at the end of year just hit the search function and see how many occurences in the last 12 months. That could be your job Kris! :D But we might have a case of self-fulfilling prophecy. Or maybe the readers would care to vote, which would be a bit harder to organize.

Peter Clarke
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re: EE Times' 20 hot technologies for 2012
Peter Clarke   12/7/2011 8:56:47 PM
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@iniewski Thanks for you weighing, sorting and consideration of the list. A metric could be the number of times we write stories including each particular buzz word during 2012. Then at the end of year just hit the search function and see how many occurences in the last 12 months. That could be your job Kris! :D But we might have a case of self-fulfilling prophecy. Or maybe the readers would care to vote, which would be a bit harder to organize.

Peter Clarke
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re: EE Times' 20 hot technologies for 2012
Peter Clarke   12/7/2011 8:56:47 PM
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@iniewski Thanks for you weighing, sorting and consideration of the list. A metric could be the number of times we write stories including each particular buzz word during 2012. Then at the end of year just hit the search function and see how many occurences in the last 12 months. That could be your job Kris! :D But we might have a case of self-fulfilling prophecy. Or maybe the readers would care to vote, which would be a bit harder to organize.

old account Frank Eory
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old account Frank Eory   12/7/2011 8:53:00 PM
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One item I would've added to the list is rechargeable batteries. Some very exciting research in using silicon nanowires in the anode of a lithium ion battery promises to increase battery capacity by 10x and reduce charging time by 10x. These batteries are still a few years away from commercialization, but they will revolutionize mobile electronics, EV/HEV, remote sensing, medical electronics -- pretty much every device that runs on battery power.

old account Frank Eory
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re: EE Times' 20 hot technologies for 2012
old account Frank Eory   12/7/2011 8:53:00 PM
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One item I would've added to the list is rechargeable batteries. Some very exciting research in using silicon nanowires in the anode of a lithium ion battery promises to increase battery capacity by 10x and reduce charging time by 10x. These batteries are still a few years away from commercialization, but they will revolutionize mobile electronics, EV/HEV, remote sensing, medical electronics -- pretty much every device that runs on battery power.

old account Frank Eory
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re: EE Times' 20 hot technologies for 2012
old account Frank Eory   12/7/2011 8:53:00 PM
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One item I would've added to the list is rechargeable batteries. Some very exciting research in using silicon nanowires in the anode of a lithium ion battery promises to increase battery capacity by 10x and reduce charging time by 10x. These batteries are still a few years away from commercialization, but they will revolutionize mobile electronics, EV/HEV, remote sensing, medical electronics -- pretty much every device that runs on battery power.

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re: EE Times' 20 hot technologies for 2012
krisi   12/7/2011 6:05:37 PM
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I read the list again and would like to suggest splitting the list into two categories: established technologies that will have significant commercial impact in 2012 and novel technologies that might make it to commercial world in the future but will not have meaningful dollar impact next year. In the first category I see: MEMs, NFC, Processors/GPU (it is really one story), LTE and Smart Grids (pick up will be slow but utilities are huge). In the second category I would assign: WSN/Internet of Things (again, this is just one story), Plastics, printed electronics, Graphene, AMOLED, mobile OS, energy harvesting and 3-D ICs. I am not certain about: solar conversion (too vague), next gen non-volatile memory (lots of research but nothing close to production), EUV (I have been reading about it for too long), white space radio (depends what spectrum regulators do), 40/100 GbE (I see that as incremental improvements). I would add: artificial intelligence (Watson, Siri, etc) and bio-sensors. Perhaps it would be exciting to establish some metrics on how successful these predictions are and measure them at the end of 2012? Or have all readers voting for their favorite theme? Kris

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