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04.22.2015 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

In mid-March the Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) once again held its annual Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), this time in Charlotte, North Carolina, marking the conference’s More...

03.17.2015 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

IEEE’s 2015 International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) took place Feb. 22-26 in San Francisco. The theme of ISSCC 2015 was “novel system and circuit solutions which open new vistas for society, More...

02.19.2015 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

Inductors play a fundamental role in the design and development of switch-mode power supplies (SMPS). All three primary SMPS topologies − step-down (buck), step-up (boost), and step-up/down (buck-boost More...

01.21.2015 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

The Internet of Things (IoT) market is set for explosive growth. A projected 30 billion devices will enter into the IoT ecosystem by 2020 according to the market research firm ABI Research. More...

11.20.2014 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

I realized recently, while reading a press release about an AEC-Q200 qualified part, one that met the Automotive Electronics Council requirements for components suitable for harsh automotive environments, More...

10.09.2014 // Murray Slovick in: New Technology

Perhaps the only blemish in the otherwise remarkable and continuing rise of the semiconductor industry—worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $28.4 billion for the month of August 2014, an uptick of More...

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...

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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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