New Technologies Develop at Their Own Deliberate Speed

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  • Author: Gary Breed
At about the same time, the most highly publicized technology, Barium-Strontium-Titanate (BST) ferroelectric dielectric capacitors, nearly disap peared from the news. As we researched this month’s report, I wondered if we would find out the reason for the silence. In part, we did. First, companies were waiting for some patents to be awarded and were busy filing additional patents to establish their intellectual property rights. Next, production methods were being engineered and funding sought for production equipment and/or fabrication contractors. In a few cases, the startups were arranging production partnerships with larger companies.