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From The Editor
2013 Editorial Coverage Unveiled
I’m pleased to announce the release of our 2013 Editorial Calendar. I think you’ll find that we continue to cover the wide variety of RF and microwave design topics that interest you. Even though our scope of coverage is broad, we have significantly increased the number of technology- and application-focused spotlight editions and special event editions to ensure we cover the industry segments most important to you and your work.
Check out the new editorial calendar when you get a chance, and please contact me if you are interested in contributing an article or if you have other topics that you’d like to see us cover in 2013. We look forward to meeting your RF and microwave information needs in the New Year.
Transitioning Designs To Manufacturing: Partnering For Success By Bob White, vice president, Manufacturing Services Division, Millitech, Inc.
Innovation and the development of new products are critical to the overall success of most companies. Leading companies have a continuous pipeline of new technology and/or product development and the process discipline in place to transition new developments into manufacturing. Product development is typically resource-intensive, involving investments in labor, materials, and capital. High frequency products as well as other leading-edge technology-based systems pose unique challenges to successful product development and manufacturing. In order to maximize success and optimize the returns on these investments, it’s imperative to employ a disciplined and comprehensive process from the design phase through the transition into manufacturing and throughout the product’s lifecycle.
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