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Littelfuse's Thane Parker Amps Up Circuit Protection

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Charles Murray
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Charles Murray   8/10/2012 6:00:46 PM
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Seems like that was Stve Jobs' viewpoint, as well, Tekochip.

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tekochip   8/10/2012 5:08:20 PM
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Did you ever hear James McMurtry's "We Can't Make it Here Anymore"?

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thubten   8/9/2012 9:38:09 PM
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Littlefuse closed their massive manufacturing facility in Mount Prospect, Il. and moved to China, so executives could continue to maintain enormous salaries. Now they are squeezing the remaining design engineers before all their work goes to China as well.

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tekochip   8/8/2012 5:49:23 PM
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There was a post last week about a poorly chosen fuse type or value.  Some of the posters had mentioned that correctly specifying a protection device can be a little difficult.  Having a vendor for a partner will certainly make the selection easier and this is an excellent follow-up story to the previous posts.


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Charles Murray   8/8/2012 5:23:47 PM
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Parker is right: Compressed design times are making life more difficult for all design engineers and that shows up in in areas like circuit protection, which end up being thought of as an afterthought.  

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naperlou   8/8/2012 9:45:33 AM
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Part of the trend you highlight is the importance of a vendor as a partner.  This type of value add is both useful and necessary in the high speed world of design outlined in the article.  When I have been involved as a field engineer in the past I found that briefing customers on new features was a great way to get new ideas.  Often, while working with customers in these situations, and hearing their challenges, we were able to come up with ways to use features and functions that were not necessarily envisioned by the developers of the product, but which were valuable to the customer. 

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