This link is to a great newspaper artical regarding the importence of Analog design http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...01/BU78272.DTL
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11/18/01 at 12:08pm
|between two lines of his fingerprint, rests what appears from a foot away to be a speck of dust.
It's not. It's an ``op amp,'' a tiny device that can be used to amplify electronic signals in devices from cell phones to PCs, and it is one of the most common tools produced by analog designers. Dietz has made the world's smallest op amp -- known as ``silicon dust''; it's about the size of one letter printed on this page.
|"Everyone wants to do Web programming,'' Dietz said. "No one wants to pick up a soldering iron and work the problem out.''|