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  • n. Plural form of passive.


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  • For standard products such as passives and low-end semiconductors it cut its number of suppliers from 300 to 150.

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  • There are 13 teams for materials such as passives, memory ICs and printed circuit boards, among others.

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  • Many buy from large broad-line distributors, while others prefer smaller distributors that specialize in certain products such as passives or connectors.

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  • With much of the board area populated by the necessary support circuitry such as passives, connectors, and power supply devices, the approximate space remaining for processor, support logic, and memory device components was less than half the total area.

    Embedded Computing Design

  • Thomson has seven commodity teams for parts such as passives, application-specific integrated circuits, standard ICs and connectors.

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  • Oftentimes those passives come into the market and sit.

    Transcript: Walter Lukken

  • Most active participants; most active groups/forums; total posts/interactions; average posts per user; ratio of posters to passives.

    October « 2009 « Innovation Cloud

  • But even if the count were right, the passive proportion is not an inherently meaningful statistic either, because passives are employed by good writers for reasons other than evasion, which seems to be the only use GLM can come up with for them.

    Oh, good, this again « Motivated Grammar

  • But that is no argument against passives generally.

    Hunting Down the False Passive

  • Early buyers have cleared the market of some passives, forcing companies to hunt for alternatives, which are also running out.

    Disaster Highlights Component Firms


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