Volume 31 Issue 11 • Nov. 1994

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  • Engineering layoffs: facts and myths

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):16 - 25
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    Being 'technically vital,' proficient in a hot speciality, or retrained does not guarantee a job in today's market. This report recounts problems faced by laid-off engineers. Through their eyes, it also addresses such questions as: how successful has keeping technically vital been in making these individuals immune to layoffs? What hot new job areas have they found or not found? How well does the ... View full abstract»

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  • Foreign R&D in the United States

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):26 - 30
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    A new study reveals a marked rise in US activity of R&D by foreign companies. How large is direct foreign investment in R&D in the USA? What exactly do these facilities research and develop? Why have non-US companies set up new operations or expanded existing facilities for R&D in the USA? How do these firms decide where to locate? To address these and related questions, the operations... View full abstract»

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  • Mathematical power tools

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):35 - 38
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    Swift solutions to engineering problems recompense the investor in a modern math package for its cost and the time spent learning to use it. Anywhere from 700 to 3000 functions can be handled by a wealth of quality software packages adorned with two- and three-dimensional plotting capabilities. The author discusses the benefits of using such programs in engineering. A list is given of some of the ... View full abstract»

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  • Visualization: the look of reality

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):48 - 55
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (1)
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    The need to understand behavior, be it of objects, systems, or organisms, bred the need to simulate it visually, which has been in turn the prime catalyst in the use of computer graphics. A 1987 National Science Foundation report helped give the term "visualization" a place in the computing lexicon, and by now the field has generated a multibillion-dollar industry in software, hardware, and relate... View full abstract»

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  • Active data analysis: advanced software for the '90s

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):57 - 70
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  • Below the half-micron mark

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):84 - 87
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    Computer-aided design tools are catching up with the shrinking transistor dimensions and channels, high device density, and low power requirements of today's IC designs. These tools aid in power and timing analysis and in the modelling of second order effects. The features of such tools are discussed by the author.<<ETX>> View full abstract»

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  • Tools to speed FPGA development

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):88 - 94
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    Users of field-programmable gate arrays (FPGA) can now find easy-to-use development tools with powerful verification and optimization capabilities. The author discusses the features of these design tools. The author discusses logic synthesis and instantiation. The way in which such tools are used is also discussed.<<ETX>> View full abstract»

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  • Taking charge of your promotion

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):96 - 99
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    Steering your career toward the goals you want takes more foresight and planning, not to mention on-the-job assignments, than many engineers realize. How to develop your career is outlined in this article.<<ETX>> View full abstract»

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