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Sound-Off What Will Be "The Next Big Thing?"

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February 26, 2009

RF Cafe: Electronics industry historical cycleThis chart shows the cycles that the electronics industry has experienced from 1970 through now. Mainframes, PCs, cellphones, and consumer apps defined the peaks. We are now in the right-most nadir. The extrapolated curve predicts "the next big thing" waiting somewhere. Some say it will be alternative energy technologies. Others say medicine. - Read the Story -

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