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IEEE Spectrum

Volume 29 Issue 6 • June 1992

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  • Diversity in the high-tech workplace: preparing for responsibility

    Publication Year: 1992
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    Computer Sciences Corporation's approach to developing personnel to take on management responsibilities is described.<<ETX>> View full abstract»

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  • Rethinking X-ray lithography

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):33 - 36
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    A viable alternative to synchrotron-based fabrication lines is discussed. These are collimated point X-ray sources that will cost a fraction of the price of synchrotrons. The two basic configurations for X-ray lithography-proximity and projection-are explained. Two basic methods for collimating the sources are described, and the advantages and disadvantages of each are examined.<<ETX>> View full abstract»

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  • CASE's missing elements

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):38 - 41
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    Six chronic problems of software engineering that make computer-aided software engineering (CASE) especially challenging are discussed. Key functions that must be added to CASE tools are identified. The need for thorough training in their use is stressed.<<ETX>> View full abstract»

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  • Grounds for signal referencing (earthing)

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):42 - 45
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    Grounding requirements for sensitive electronic systems facing an increasingly hostile electromagnetic environment are addressed. The problems involved are identified and discussed. Some remedial steps are suggested.<<ETX>> View full abstract»

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  • The future is in the PC cards

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):46 - 50
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (11)
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    The growing use of IC memory cards, with their small size and low power consumption, in key roles in all sorts of handheld equipment is discussed. Three events that have propelled the credit-card-sized descendants of the original battery-packed memory cards are discussed. They are the development of a standard for 68-pin personal computer cards, known as PC cards, that allows them to act as periph... View full abstract»

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  • Conducting polymers

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):52 - 55
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (1)
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    The fabrication of conducting polymers is briefly described. Advances in stability and processing characteristics, which have been the main barriers to the commercialization of these materials, are examined. The first commercial use of a conducting polymer in a 3 V, coin-sized primary battery is discussed. These batteries are compared with those produced using other technologies, and their possibl... View full abstract»

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  • Diversity in the high-tech workplace: diversity and performance in R&amp;D

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):21 - 24
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    Some results of surveys of about 2000 scientists and engineers in the R&D units of 18 major US companies are examined. The aim is to determine whether a performance, teamwork, and/or leadership gap exists between native-born white men and women, foreign-born scientists, and native-born minorities. The foreign-born rate themselves higher than the US-born on innovativeness, usefulness, and coope... View full abstract»

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  • Diversity in the high-tech workplace: commitment from the top makes it work

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):24 - 27
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    The strategies developed by Hughes Aircraft Company to achieve diversity by increasing the number of women and minorities in their workforce are outlined. One was to establish employee networking organizations so that people with common interests could communicate with each other and with management, and management could communicate with them. A program of planned mentoring where experienced. Resp... View full abstract»

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  • Diversity in the high-tech workplace: making engineers feel at home

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):29 - 30
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    Intel Corp.'s intercultural training for employees is described. The keystone of the program is a multicultural integration workshop, a one-day session where newly hired professionals get together with managers to identify the cross-cultural issues in the workplace that affect them directly. This is augmented by courses on American business culture, accent improvement, speaking under pressure, Ame... View full abstract»

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  • Diversity in the high-tech workplace: forums for diversity

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):27 - 29
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