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How to Become an Independent Contractor

How to Become an Independent Contractor

Frustrated with the longer time it can take them to find new jobs, many older workers are thinking about setting themselves up as independent consultants . However, they don’t all realize that involves more than technical smarts: A lack of business and marketing acumen will doom even the most […] Click to view full article

David Vieira: Analog, Mixed-Signal, & RF Expert — Newly Elected PATCA Board Member

David Vieira

Newly elected to the PATCA Board of Directors, David Vieira is an analog/mixed-signal/RF design engineering consultant. His company Vieira High Frequency specializes in analog semiconductors and RF/wireless electronics. He has experience with a variety of transceiver solutions in a range of frequencies and standards, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth/BTLE, RFID/NFC, Industrial-Scientific-Medical (ISM), and other frequency bands.  Located […]

Interesting Talk on Energy Harvesting Technologies

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Interesting talk about energy harvesting technologies by Brian Zahnstecher from PowerRox.   Opportunities in Energy Harvesting All across the entire world of electronics one will see mention of the importance of optimizing efficiency and nowhere is this more important than in the low power application space. Unfortunately, most of these mentions merely pay lip service […]

How To Decide How Much To Charge For Your Services

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How To Decide How Much To Charge For Your Services By Carl Angotti, Sr. PATCA Certified Consultant 4/10/18 This article is based on my years of working on the New Consultants Roundtable, and what I have heard from others regarding how to set the price you can charge for your services. If you are a […]

What makes a great project manager?

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by Walt Maclay, President of Voler Systems, a leading provider for electronic design and embedded firmware. A great project manager is able to work with internal resources, vendors, and ultimately the client to deliver requirements that are on schedule, on budget, and to specification. Before starting a project, there should be a well-defined scope of […]

Long range low power wireless communication for IoT

Long range low power wireless

With wide-scale IoT solutions being implemented, we are seeing an emerging set of new long-range low-power wireless technologies being developed. The focus of much IoT innovation is on low power protocols that support remote battery-operated devices which send small amounts of data for a duration from months to years. This talk will provide an overview […]

Subcontracting: Do’s and Don’ts

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Whether you are looking for a new consulting assignment by subcontracting to a larger firm or looking to use subcontractors to expand your business, our panel with outline some important tips and considerations that will help grow your business. Learn: How to identify subcontracting opportunities and build relationships that lead to them Best practices for […]