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09.16.2014 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

It is well known that supercapacitors can send out their entire charge almost instantaneously and are capable of millions of charge/discharge cycles without degradation. More...

08.19.2014 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

In his comedy routine "Let's Get Small" Steve Martin discusses getting small while driving. He pretends he is driving a car while being so short as to barely reach the bottom of the steering wheel. More...

07.10.2014 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

It’s been two and a half years since the Federal Anti-Counterfeiting Amendment Act was signed into law and nearly that long since I covered the subject on these pages. So the topic is ripe for re-examination. More...

06.12.2014 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

Temperature-critical applications such as down-hole drilling, aerospace (in particular jet engines) and automotive use are generating the need for capacitors with very high operating temperatures, often More...

05.20.2014 // Murray Slovick in: New Technology

In discussing U.S. Department of Defense spending, Illinois Senator Everett Dirksen once supposedly quipped: "A billion here, a billion there and pretty soon you're talking real money". More...

04.10.2014 // Murray Slovick in: New Technology

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced a new law that will require all new vehicles sold in the U.S. under 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight, including passenger More...

03.18.2014 // Murray Slovick in: New Technology

Mobile World Congress, the year’s largest gathering of smartphone manufacturers, took place in Barcelona at the end of February and drew a record 85,000 attendees. More...

02.24.2014 // Murray Slovick in: New Technology

While everyone loves a good mystery, keeping engineers guessing as to which breakthroughs will shape future electronic component design can only benefit the makers of antacids. More...

01.13.2014 // Murray Slovick in: New Technology

As a member of IEEE I receive several tech journals and magazines and usually glance through them with something less than the rigor that the horse racing enthusiast perched at the rail uses to examine More...

12.16.2013 // Murray Slovick in: New Technology

Wireless power has become an increasingly popular means of charging a wide variety of products ranging from smartphones and tablets to toothbrushes, hearing aids and, soon, hybrid electric (HEV) and fully More...

11.13.2013 // Murray Slovick in: New Technology

If you’ve ever downsized your house you have a good idea of what designers of smartphones and tablets face every day. Moving to a smaller place entails finding room for drawers full of clothing, suddenly More...

10.23.2013 // Murray Slovick in: New Technology

The Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies (commonly known as CEATEC) is the largest annual IT and electronics trade show in Japan, Murray Slovick rather examines the technology represented by components More...

09.18.2013 // Murray Slovick in: New Technology

Given that CARTS International 2013 was held in Houston TX, a key center for energy exploration it should come as no surprise that a number of papers presented discussed parts that can operate reliably More...

07.24.2013 // Murray Slovick in: New Technology

As system designers look to leverage the capabilities that Internet connectivity can provide, a new phenomenon is emerging called the 'Internet of Things'. More...

06.26.2013 // Murray Slovick in: New Technology

Every two years the Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) forms a team of industry experts to compile the latest trends shaping power conversion technologies. More...

05.29.2013 // Murray Slovick in: New Technology

Like Goldilocks, those of us who have been following the electronics design industry for long enough get a sense of when something seems just right. In this case it isn't porridge that is neither too hot More...

04.24.2013 // Murray Slovick in: New Technology

Slovick discusses how RoHS and REACH are different pieces of legislation with different perspectives but essentially one purpose: environmental protection. More...

03.27.2013 // Murray Slovick in: New Technology

Slovick discusses how the deciding differences can be marginally slim with the final outcome sometimes based on a factor or factors we didn’t even think of at the outset of the project. More...

02.20.2013 // Murray Slovick in: New Technology

Would supercapacitors be a viable alternative to Li-Ion batteries in applications like the Boeing 787? More...

01.30.2013 // Murray Slovick in: New Technology

Advances in soft and stretchable substrates and elastomeric materials is giving rise to an entirely new generation of flexible, printed and organic electronics. More...

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Murray Slovick

Murray Slovick is Editorial Director of Intelligent TechContent, an editorial services company that produces technical articles, white papers and social media posts for clients in the semiconductor/electronic design industry. Trained as an engineer, he has more than 20 years of experience as chief editor of award-winning publications covering various aspects of consumer electronics and semiconductor technology. He previously was Editorial Director at Hearst Business Media where he was responsible for the online and print content of Electronic Products, among other properties in the U.S. and China. He has also served as Executive Editor at CMP’s eeProductCenter and spent a decade as editor-in-chief of the IEEE flagship publication Spectrum.

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