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Issue 10 • Date Oct. 1999

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  • The via squeeze

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):36 - 41
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (1)
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    Already less than 150 μm in diameter, vias can no longer be economically produced by mechanical drilling, as are conventional throughholes. Instead, they must be made by such alternative processes as laser ablation or the photochemical etching of thin dielectrics built up on either side of a conventional circuit board core. The new microvias are electrical paths less than 0.1 mm in diamete... View full abstract»

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  • State of the INTERNET: Roundtable 5.0

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):42 - 50
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  • How to be a star engineer

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):51 - 58
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    Bell Laboratories hired the best and the brightest from the worlds most prestigious universities, but only a few lived up to their apparent potential for brilliance. Most developed into solid performers of mostly average productivity who did not substantially further Bell Labs' contribution to AT&T's competitive advantage in the marketplace. What the labs wanted to know was: what separates the... View full abstract»

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  • The dynamic digital disk

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):28 - 35
    Cited by:  Papers (8)  |  Patents (26)
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    The DVD (digital versatile disk) standard was the first format to truly unite the computer and consumer electronics environments-but it also launched an unprecedented debate about copy protection. The DVD is much more than just a new and improved version of the CD. Advances in optical storage, signal processing, and disc manufacturing technology have emerged in the 15 years or so since the CD's bi... View full abstract»

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