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IEEE Spectrum

Volume 22 Issue 10 • Oct. 1985

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  • [Advertisement]

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):1 - 3
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  • Contents

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    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):4 - 7
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):8 - 9
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  • Book reviews

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):10 - 15
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  • Speakout

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s): 16
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  • The engineer at large

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):17 - 19
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  • Continuum

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  • Innovations

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):22 - 25
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  • Program notes [reports of new computer programs]

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):26 - 29
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  • Video

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):30 - 32
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  • Spectral lines: Wasted talents

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s): 33
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    If precollege students are uneducated in mathematics and science, there's a high probability they'll not consider careers in engineering. Many superior minds may thus be lost to the field of engineering. View full abstract»

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  • Videotex: Return engagement: Undaunted by unsuccessful ventures, U.S. corporate giants are planning new investments to give the technology a second chance

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):34 - 38
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    Some of the mistakes made in earlier ventures are discussed. These included undue attention to high-resolution graphics and reliance upon dedicated videotex terminals. New videotex ventures will seek to avoid these errors by striving for flexible technology emphasizing interactive services, exploiting the personal computer, and taking advantage of the small-business market. Descriptions are given ... View full abstract»

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  • Automating the power grid: Real-time communication between customers, the electricity grid, and power plants can cut costs for both supplier and user; the technology options are many

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):39 - 45
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    The benefits that would accrue from real-time monitoring and control of the distribution system are listed. The communication techniques that have been investigated for this purpose are seen as falling into four groups: physically connected media, including wire lines, coaxial cable, and fiber-optic cable; power-line media, including distribution-line carrier communication and power-frequency comm... View full abstract»

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  • Japan reaches beyond silicon: Intent on dominating high-speed computing and optical communications, Japanese laboratories are aggressively studying materials in the gallium arsenide family

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):46 - 53
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    The Japanese government and electronics industry are committed to research into semiconductors made from elements in groups III and V of the periodic table. The ultimate goal is to dominate the world market in semiconductors made from compounds such as gallium arsenide-a market that the Japanese estimate will exceed $50 billion by the turn of the century. There are two principal reasons for the Ja... View full abstract»

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  • Research and development: Xerox palo alto research center(PARC)

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s): 54
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    The director of the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center shows how his management philosophy worked in launching the center and making it a success. The three principles followed by the director were to: (1) recruit the best, most creative researchers; (2) give the researchers the most supportive environment, including ample amounts of the most advanced instrumentation; and (3) work the business needs ... View full abstract»

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  • Research at xerox PARC: A founder's assessment: The first director of the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center tells how his management philosophy worked in launching the center and making it a success

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):54 - 61
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    Suppose you had the chance to set up and manage a research center for a large office-equipment corporation. How would you go about it? What fundamentals would guide you in directing the researchers to create systems and products that would be ahead of the competition, if not ahead of their time? View full abstract»

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  • Inside the PARC: the `information architects'

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):62 - 76
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    Insiders who became outsiders describe the trials and successes of the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center as it sought to create the electronic `office of the future'. The authors describe the early years of PARC through the recollections of more than 20 former PARC employees and two retired employees. View full abstract»

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  • Less sizzle, more beef for Detroit in '86: Increasing electronic content in 1986 models represents serious functions like transmission, engine, and antitheft controls, antilock braking, and diagnostics

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):77 - 83
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    To offset potential servicing problems resulting from increased electronic content in their cars, General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co., and Chrysler Corp. are giving high priority to both on-board diagnostics-often an integral part of overall dashboard instrumentation-and highly versatile electronic maintenance aids for their dealers. These also obviate the need for major electronics training for au... View full abstract»

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  • Awards/85 prize papers and service awards [4 awards]

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s): 84
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  • EEs' tools & toys

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):85 - 86
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  • Calendar

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  • Papers are invited

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  • IEEE tables of contents

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s): 93
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