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yalanand
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re: EE Times' Top 15 Hot Technologies for 2013
yalanand   1/11/2013 4:50:00 AM
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3D printing is technology which everyone is excited about. Needs to be seen what advancement will we see in 3D printing this year. We are seeing some new versions of 3D printers in on-going CESC exhibition.

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docdivakar   1/17/2013 4:00:33 AM
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Good overall list... how ever, I do take exception to one -3-D printing! The industry (may be in sync with 3D TV's) would love to use the fancy word for many engineers like me have been using as SLA machines (stereolithography). These prototyping machines in manufacturing have been around for decades and have always been the lowest-cost way to make sample parts. But I would argue they remain as play for enterprises by a huge majority than for consumers! Equipments and materials are no where near the price models of Inkjet printers! By the way, regarding some 2012 duds in the list, I would list: 1. NXP's IoT with light bulbs -largely remained as a dreamware for 2012! 2. Plastic electronics ended the year as only slightly removed from hype! 3. NFC -mixed bag in the USA; caught on in EU. 4. Printed electronics -ditto! The explosion as huge growth opportunity yet to materialize! 5. Graphene -still in hype cycle! 6. GPGPU -right on! Winner!! 7. EUV -need I say more, HYPE continues! 8. 40/100Gig Ethernet -catching up BUT not in RJ45!! 9. Mobile OS with Android -right on! Winner!! 10. AMOLEDs -neutral! Some wins in tablets, TV still too expensive! 11. 3DIC's -neutral; many-ongoing designs, some product releases (Samsung's RDRAM with TSV's). Overall, I would give a thumbs up to EE Times. MP Divakar

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Danbob   1/17/2013 2:58:17 PM
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I quit reading these articles because they take too long to get through all the pages. A true "list" would all be on one page, and one could choose to see more detail - or not.

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docdivakar   1/17/2013 6:00:33 PM
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@Danbob: I usually use the print-mode so I can scroll down instead of clicking thru each page.

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Danbob   1/17/2013 9:09:46 PM
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Thats perfect. Thanks for the tip.

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Les_Slater   1/17/2013 5:02:27 PM
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What color would a 100% efficient solar cell be?

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docdivakar   1/17/2013 6:02:12 PM
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Nice one! Practically impossible to get 100%, I would settle any day to 30% efficiency with minimal degradation of efficiency over a decade at the least. MP Divakar

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Les_Slater   1/19/2013 5:47:49 PM
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In the near term 30% sounds like may be close to limit but long term I don't see why efficiency couldn't approach 100%.

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green_is_now   1/18/2013 6:24:32 PM
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Depends on the frequencys of illumination... any light is lost energy visoible or not. So black is best for PV efficiency

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Les_Slater   1/19/2013 5:52:51 PM
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The 100% in my question above was assumed to be visible but I'm not sure if 'illumination' would right word. By definition, 100% efficiency would reflect NO light. You might say 'black' would be its color but 'invisible' might be closer to a correct answer, sort of a 'black hole' of sorts.

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green_is_now   1/18/2013 6:24:55 PM
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What is the cost differential for the competing solutions? # of processes or steps, cost per step, etching, doping, and vapor deposition costs per step.

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Olaf.Barheine   3/6/2013 4:41:18 PM
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And what about us software guys? ;-) My personal hot technology are user interfaces with gesture control, especially in the industrial context. I believe, we will see soon very innovative control systems for robots, for example. But my own 3D printer would be nice, too.

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Michael.Markowitz   4/3/2013 5:26:09 PM
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Nice list. Still, in my obviously biased view (as an engineer and ST flack), you're giving short-shrift to FD-SOI, which is faster, simpler and cooler--and BTW a finalist for top Energy Technology in the ACE Awards. FD-SOI's only disadvantage as a sub-30nm process technology is that it isn't being pushed by the industry's 600-lb gorilla.



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