The Electronics Design & Technology Network, a joint venture be-tween Aspect Development and CMP Media Inc., has a Web-based resource for electronics design engineers at www.edtn.com.The site offers news, notes, and briefings; how-tos and best-practices design in-formation; and an integrated circuit and compo-nent database that youcan search parametrically. There are also two fee-based services available: ICselector, with data on 440,000 ICs from more than 200 suppliers, and AspectOnline, with over 2 million components from 700 suppliers.
A new white paper by the Association for Advancing Automation says that increases in industrial robot shipments correlates positively with increases in US job growth based on Bureau of Labor statistics. The result could be new types of manufacturing and engineering jobs.
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