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August 14, 2014 3:33 pm
Wendy Wu (MWE China), Jennifer Mikulina & Han Jason Yu
Working with a team of experienced trademark counsel in the U.S. and China is a critical to launching a successful expansion of a brand into China. This article provides a set of checklists to guide companies, including the preliminary steps....
August 8, 2014 10:27 am
David Mantey, Editor-in-Chief
Design engineers continue to push the low-power envelope, particularly in mobile devices. Low power was a common theme at Sensors Expo 2014, held for the final time at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL from June 24th to the 26th....
August 8, 2014 3:19 pm
David Mantey, Editor-in-Chief
Within twenty years, hands-free driving will be a reality. The prediction (at least for freeway driving), from Jim Toal, senior manager of product marketing, Vishay Optoelectronics has me in a state of skeptical excitement. While I’m ready for the day when I can hit “Home” ...
August 8, 2014 10:07 am
Dennis Burrell, Product Innovation Technologist, Ventev Wireless Infrastructure
For most people, visiting a major league stadium to watch a favorite team is a noteworthy event. In fact, with the enormous growth of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, it’s one of the most frequently shared experiences online....
August 7, 2014 4:55 pm
Charles Gervasi, element14 contributor
It was just over ten years ago when a professor at USF explained in a graduate class that 3G was mature enough to be deployed commercially, if only there were some “killer app” to provide a reason someone would want that much data in a phone....
August 7, 2014 12:16 pm
Joshua Israelsohn, Director, JAS Technical Media
At the advent of the Integrated-Circuit Age, portable electric-powered devices were few. Correspondingly, less than a handful of battery chemistries and form factors served most applications. Truck and auto engines depended on lead-acid batteries....
August 7, 2014 11:32 am
Mark Matus, Molex Global Product Manager for Rugged Interconnects
Downtime and poor performance in military systems are unacceptable. But finding fiber optic components that not only hold up under harsh conditions yet also consistently deliver superior throughput has proved challenging in the past — especially in recent years....
August 7, 2014 11:01 am
Klaus Montoya, Senior Cable Design Engineer, Elma Electronic
Physical characteristics, such as size and weight, aren’t the only real problem with using traditional MIL connectors in the growing number of small form factor (SFF) and unmanned applications. There is a significant technology challenge designers are facing, as well....
August 6, 2014 2:15 pm
William Livoti, Power Generation Business Development Manager, WEG Electric Corporation
Energy efficiency has become a major focus for our government, municipalities as well as power utilities and the industrial sector. Each entity has a specific area where they focus their attention.  In every case attention was directed to components, i.e. motors, pumps....
August 6, 2014 12:21 pm
Nate Holmes, Product Manager, Motion Control at National Instruments
When building a motion drive or controller, manufacturers traditionally implement advanced control techniques and package them in a black box with a few gain settings, a slider, or an autotuning feature, and the machine builder or end user may never know or care how the control is implemented....
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