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Issue 10 • Date Oct. 1998

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  • Too intelligent, or too artificial, or both? [Book Reviews]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):12 - 14
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  • Engineering's human face

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):14 - 15
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  • Software Reviews Suite of tools helps beget x86 applications

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 17
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  • Plug and play software hones car and plane manufacture

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):39 - 42
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    Working together, manufacturers, parts suppliers, information technology vendors, universities, and research organizations pull together complete manufacturing systems from distributed software components. The European Airbus consortium, Airbus Industrie, Blagnac, Cedex, France, is a good example, uniting as it does Aerospatiale (France), British Aerospace, Spain's CASA, Daimler-Benz Aerospace Air... View full abstract»

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  • Corporate R&D leaders reflect on their mutual European future

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):60 - 68
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    Amid ominous rumblings in the world economy, suggesting that “globalization” may be entering stormy waters or worse, Europe is poised to embark on the final and, some say, most perilous phase of creating a truly-common market. If Europe manages to stay the course and inaugurates the single currency, the stage will be set for full integration of commercial, financial, and labor markets.... View full abstract»

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  • Europe's silicon star rises

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):34 - 38
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    Despite recent worldwide economic turmoil, Europe holds a strong hand in semiconductor chips for communications and industrial applications. Now Belgium and Scotland, relative newcomers to the industry, are upping the ante with bold new ventures that could bring even more business into the region. The author discusses these new ventures View full abstract»

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  • Digital TV comes down to earth

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):23 - 29
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    The introduction of digital television, albeit with only modest pretensions to glitz, is bound to invigorate competition among manufacturers and broadcasters. The BBC and commercial TV companies in Britain will launch what looks to be the world's first terrestrial digital TV (DTTV) service intended for nationwide viewing. The British services will be the first to use ground transmitters to send di... View full abstract»

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  • Pan European R&D: a perspective

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):54 - 59
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    New goals for Europe-wide technology policy are emerging, perhaps rather late in the day. In the early 1980s, Europe's leadership was seeking ways to help its large electronics producers hold their own against stiff US and Japanese competition. Now, nearly two decades later, many European companies still lack a competitive edge, and worry about unemployment has deepened. Yet, because of maturing v... View full abstract»

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  • Opening Europe's telephone business to competition

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):43 - 48
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    On January 1st 1998, by decision of the European Union's 15 member states, all of their telecommunications markets were to have been opened to full competition. In practice, it will take longer in many of the countries, sometimes quite a bit longer. The objective was to create a deregulated and harmonized single market in telecommunications. The former phone monopolies lost most of their exclusive... View full abstract»

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  • Changing the governance of the internet and coping with the net's success are problems that must be tackled before a clear vision of where the net is headed emerges - State of the Internet: Roundtable 4.0

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):69 - 79
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  • Crossing the Euro rubicon [information systems]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):30 - 33
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    Readying information systems for the Euro, though technically no big deal, is a massive undertaking a company should begin sooner rather than later. The Euro will directly affect 370 million inhabitants that produce 27 percent of the worlds gross national product. Its impact will be greatest on banks and financial institutions, but the change will affect virtually every European business as well a... View full abstract»

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  • One Europe, raring to go

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):19 - 22
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    11 of the European Union's 15 members will start phasing in a single currency, the Euro, on January 1st 1999. The exchange rates among the countries will be fixed as of 1 January. Each nation's central bank will become subject to Europe's newly established central bank rather as the regional Federal Reserve Banks in the United States report to the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC Transactio... View full abstract»

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  • Europe's future mobile telephony system

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):49 - 53
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    Building on the huge success of its homegrown cellular system, Europe is planning a next-generation wireless system to handle data as well as voice, and-it is hoped-lay the foundation for universal roaming. The system being developed in the framework of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) is called UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunication System). In parallel, the Internatio... View full abstract»

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