IEEE Spectrum

Volume 36 Issue 1 • Jan. 1999

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  • IEEE Spectrum - [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s): c1
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  • Newslog

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):2 - 4
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):6 - 8
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  • Edison: A Life Of Invention [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):10 - 12
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  • Pasteur's Quadrant: Basic Science And Technological Innovation [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):12 - 13
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  • Recent books

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):13 - 24T8
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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):14 - 112E2
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  • Reflections

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s): 24
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  • Washington watch

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):24T2 - 24T4
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  • Technology 1999 - Analysis & Forcast

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):25 - 28
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    Presents a review of current technologies and new products/services in 1999. Reports on key trends, companies dominating the market, and forecasts for the future. View full abstract»

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  • Communications [Technology 1999 analysis and forecast]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):29 - 34
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    Never before in the field of electronic communication has so much been changed so rapidly by so many. All over the world, engineers are adding new service capabilities and refining old ones. Meanwhile, business entities merge and split in a frantic attempt to stay profitable in an industry whose ramifications and future are becoming increasingly unclear. Part of the confusion, of course, comes fro... View full abstract»

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  • The Internet [technology 1999 analysis and forecast]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):35 - 40
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    Despite 1998's early doom'n'gloom projections of a gigantic logjam-or even a complete Net shutdown-the giant network of networks survived remarkably well. In fact, the Net has grown more robust despite its marked growth. Ambition keeps paying off. The bandwidth and experimental multimedia plans ushered in last year by several bandwidth firms are moving full speed ahead. Additionally with infrastru... View full abstract»

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  • Consumer electronics

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):41 - 45
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    This article provides a consumer electronics technology analysis and forecast for 1999. The products covered include digital TV, DVD, digital cameras and electronic toys. View full abstract»

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  • Computers [1999 technology forecast and analysis]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):46 - 51
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    This paper presents a computer technology analysis and forecast for 1999. The subjects covered include personal computers, magnetic disk storage, open operating systems, digital versatile disks and supercomputers. View full abstract»

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  • Solid state [Semiconductors. 1999 technology analysis and forecast]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):52 - 56
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    This article presents a solid-state semiconductor technology analysis and forecast for 1999. The subjects covered include semiconductor technology roadmap targets, silicon-germanium components, silicon-on-insulator ICs, copper IC interconnects and microelectromechanical systems. View full abstract»

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  • Electronic design automation [1999 technology analysis and forecast]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):57 - 61
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    This article presents an electronic design automation technology analysis and forecast for 1999. The subjects covered include: IC design moving to a higher level of abstraction; IC design reuse; and hardware/software integration. View full abstract»

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  • Power and energy [1999 technology analysis and forecast]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):62 - 67
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    This article presents a power and energy technology analysis and forecast for 1999. The subjects covered include photovoltaics, PV power systems, solar arrays, nuclear power and free market spot electricity pricing. View full abstract»

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  • Industrial electronics [technology 1999 analysis and forecast]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):68 - 72
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    In old markets and new, power electronics, robots, intelligent control, and connectivity are becoming the pillars of industrial electronics and factory automation. Consider the integrated gate-commutated thyristor (IGCT). In the 18 months since its introduction by a Wisconsin company, motor drives based on the thyristor are already making a dent in the market for medium voltage and power levels-up... View full abstract»

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  • Aerospace and military [Technology 1999 analysis and forecast]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):73 - 78
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    The Pentagon is making good on its new slogans of situational awareness and the age of the digital battlefield. These phrases signify, in essence, a revolutionary change in the time-honored concept of thousands of soldiers toiling as one, both to fight physically and to render information upwards. Many of the same tasks will be done by an astounding diversity of new "assets"-humans and machines. I... View full abstract»

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  • Medical electronics [technology 1999 analysis and forecast]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):79 - 83
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    By taking technologies already in use, experimenters hope to help the arthritic, the nearsighted, and those with internal disorders. And a novel bone technique has just obtained premarket approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Rockville, Md. Optical coherence tomography, originally developed to image eye tissues and artery-clogging plaques, is now being enhanced for the early det... View full abstract»

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  • Software engineering [technology 1999 analysis and forecast]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):84 - 87
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    More than ever, the nature of software engineering is determined by standards, whether set by an organization or decided by the marketplace. So the ability to control and direct those standards' development is seen by some companies as vital to their future. Witness the battle being waged over Java, the software language that is firmly establishing object oriented technology as the cornerstone of ... View full abstract»

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  • Math and science software [technology 1999 analysis and forecast]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):88 - 91
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    During the next five years, the huge change taking place in the computing environment due to the Internet will give math and scientific software a buffeting as bruising as the transition from DOS to Windows or from workstations to desktop computers. But in the near future, the Year 2000 bug will probably be on the minds of many engineers and scientists, who will attempt to make sure that their wor... View full abstract»

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  • Test and measurements [1999 technology analysis and forecast]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):92 - 97
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    This article presents a test and measurements technology analysis and forecast for 1999. The subject covered include network instruments, virtual testers, measurement automation, data security and PC-based next-generation instruments. View full abstract»

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  • Transportation [1999 technology analysis and forecast]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):98 - 103
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    This article presents a transportation technology analysis and forecast for 1999. The subjects covered include automated toll collection, automobile navigation automation, high-speed electric railways, Maglev and rapid transit systems. View full abstract»

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