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July 1, 2015 4:18 pm
Alan Grau, President and Co-Founder, Icon Labs
Despite the fact that patient privacy and data security has been a top priority for the medical industry since the passage of the HIPPA data privacy act in 1996, hackers continue to find ways to infiltrate hospital networks and steal patient data...
July 1, 2015 4:04 pm
Varun Merchant, Mainstream Technical Marketing Manager, Tektronix
While embedded technology has been around for several decades, with microcontrollers lodged in everything from traffic lights to prosthetic limbs, these days the embedded technology is itself becoming embedded with wireless radios....
July 1, 2015 3:47 pm
Mark Lewis is Vice President – Marketing and Sales for Dart Controls, Inc.
Variable speed motor controls (‘drives’) have been around for many decades.  In the early years, application and budget were the primary decision criteria for choosing between a DC motor/drive package and AC equivalent. 
July 1, 2015 3:30 pm
Justin Moll, Director of Marketing, VadaTech
In high-performance embedded computing systems, maximizing performance in less space is the name of the game. In applications from Telecom to Industrial to Defense...
June 26, 2015 2:32 pm
Bharat Rawal and Ron Demcko, AVX Corp
Aircraft electric power characteristics are critical in present-day designs. Design engineers of system blocks, ranging from central processing units to control surface actuators/motors...
June 26, 2015 2:20 pm
Christian Fell, POSITAL-FRABA Inc.
“Energy harvesting” often refers to the collection of  energy to feed power systems. However, sometimes harvesting even small amounts of energy – at the right place and at the right time – can be extremely useful.
June 16, 2015 4:35 pm
Joshua Israelsohn, Director, JAS Technical Media
Since the end of World War II, the commercial sector of the electronics industry has operated with comparatively little influence due to geopolitical conflicts...
June 16, 2015 4:25 pm
John Austin, Product Marketing Manager, Analog and Interface Products Division, Microchip Technology Inc.
The thermocouple is one of the oldest and most widely used components for measuring temperature...
June 16, 2015 10:30 am
Gil Reiter, Director, strategic marketing, Wireless Connectivity Solutions, Texas Instruments (TI)
The Internet of Things (IoT) connects billions of devices and brings a huge opportunity for business to grow; it can also enable efficiency improvements, better consumer services and a greener environment...
June 12, 2015 4:26 pm
Dan Copsey, CEO, TestEquity
These days the biggest challenge for distributors is to find new ways to add value, value for the OEMs whose lines they offer and for the design engineers who are their end customers. More and more, customers want to avoid increasing their fixed costs as much as possible...
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