Engineers face many challenges during the innovation process. IEEE recently interviewed several IEEE Xplore users to understand their day-to-day obstacles and the steps taken to overcome them. Based on these firsthand accounts, having access to IEEE Xplore helps engineers reach three key goals:
Shortening the lengthy research process
| ||A former systems engineer for a large aerospace company was researching the laser absorption of a plastic at a particular wavelength. This kind of information is found through physical testing, which can often be very costly and can take days or even weeks to complete. With IEEE Xplore, he was able to use physical measurements that had already been recorded in published papers. This allowed him to move forward with the project at a faster pace. Read More|
Staying one-step ahead with ongoing education
| ||A design engineer at a leading defense company was recently tasked with troubleshooting a gallium nitride amplifier—a device with which he had little experience. Leveraging the extensive collection of electronic design research in IEEE Xplore, he was able to gather enough information on the amplifier to understand what he was observing in the lab and accurately troubleshoot the build. Read More|
Finding inspiration for the next breakthrough discovery
| ||A senior researcher specializing in digital media for a large consumer electronics company uses IEEE Xplore to find “disruptive innovations”—ways to vastly improve product performance, sometimes by tenfold. While researching video coding, a constantly evolving technical process, he found that having statistics from past studies was beneficial for pitching a new idea to significantly improve the product line. Read More|
that access to IEEE content reduces research time and shortens overall project time
IEEE Xplore improves their job performance, and ultimately, their company's performance
they would recommend keeping their IEEE Xplore subscription to company management
In the Aerospace & Defense Industry:
"IEEE Xplore is essential for the rapid and thorough development of complex solutions expected by our customers—a whole universe of technical information is accessible."
- Howard Patterson
Electrical Engineer-Technical Staff, General Dynamics Worldwide
In the Aerospace & Nanotechnology Industry:
"Our scientists count on IEEE publications for the highest quality information in the field."
- Dr. Meyya Meyyappan
Director and Senior Scientist, Center for Nanotechnology, NASA Ames Research Center
In the Computer Hardware Industry:
"IEEE Xplore is money well spent."
- Farshid Aryanfar
Senior Member Technical Staff II, Rambus
"IEEE Xplore is the best research resource."
- Ingrid Huang
Design Automation Engineer, Rambus
"It seems like IEEE Xplore has the abstracts for
- Sanketh Rao
In the Computing Industry:
"Through its sponsorship of highly regarded technical conferences, topical meetings, outstanding peer-reviewed scientific publications, industry-shaping standardization committees and dedication to all of its members, IEEE has become the leading organization devoted to the advancement of technology and support of the global engineering community."
- Dr. Marc Verdiell
Director, Optical Technology Office Intel
In the Power & Energy Industry:
"IEEE standards and technical papers are essential to the electrical engineering professional."
- W. Kevin Wright
Senior Protection Engineer, Sacramento Municipal Utility District
In the Semiconductor Industry:
"IEEE Xplore provides the most useful knowledge about recent trends in semiconductor design, development, quality, reliability and failure analysis."
- Yogesh Mishra
Principal Engineer, Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC)
"IEEE Xplore gives me foresight into the trend of future technologies."
- Bingxiong Xu
Staff VLSI Engineer, Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC)
"With IEEE, we have 24/7 access to the technical information we need at exactly when we need it."
- Dr. Bin Zhao
Senior Manager, RF/Mixed Signal Design Engineering
"Access to IEEE Xplore is extremely important for developing new products—one key publication can save weeks or months of wasted effort."
- James Nolan
Senior Technical Staff Engineer, Microchip Technology
"IEEE Xplore, and access to recently published research, is key to our competitiveness… Continuing to pursue "textbook" solutions to increasingly complex problems will not keep your company competitive. IEEE Xplore encourages wider exploration of new ideas and the payback is well worth the investment."
- Marquis Jones
Principal Design Engineer, Microchip Technology