Posts about Research and Development

They say April Showers bring May Flowers, but did you also know that January Seeding keeps the Innovation Engine Speeding? Wow, rhyming can be painful sometimes and I’m once again reminded that I should stick to engineering. It’s now June and as I pass by all the wildflowers growing here in Texas I appreciate the chaotic but at the same time coherent display of colors – the result of random seeds that have grown to be part of the cityscape ...
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Very rarely does a technical advance promise late-night infomercial-type results. Even rarer does that advance rely on repositioning existing technology in a way that is even simpler and less expensive than its original use. That unlikely scenario may play out in the cable industry. CableLabs, the industry’s research and development consortium, is working to transition a long-haul transmission technology – coherent optics – for use in parts of the network far closer to end users ...
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As engineers at a global company with competition around every corner, we believe that continuous innovation is the key to competitive differentiation. But innovation is an elusive thing and doesn’t appear on demand. The popular image we have when we think of innovation is that of the lone engineer having a light-bulb moment. Sometimes it does happen that way, but true light-bulb moments are unpredictable and can be few and far between ...
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