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Charging Station “Usage Taxes” Could Slow the Growth of EVs

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Jason Lomberg, North American Editor, PSD

­A sensible way to preserve tax revenues or a barrier to progress? That’s the question plaguing Kentuckians, as the Bluegrass State has enacted a use tax on public EV charging stations. EVs and hybrids will help fulfill a number of environmental goals, reducing fossil fuel consumption and cutting emissions. But
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Date:
02/06/2024
Nexperia Announces Wide-Bandgap Plans

Ally Winning, European Editor, PSD

A few months ago, in my weekly TechTalk newsletter I wrote about the 20th anniversary of Nexperia’s LFPAK technology. At the time of its introduction, the new packaging was revolutionary and offered many advantages to designers. For example, instead of bonding wires, the technique used copper clips to provide a
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Date:
02/01/2024
Is the Turing Test Still Relevant?

Jason Lomberg, North American Editor, PSD

South Park recently did an episode with a co-writer’s credit for ChatGPT (bear with me), and it did a great job summarizing the inscrutable nature of artificial intelligence and, with some minor extrapolation, why the Turing Test needs to evolve. On the famously topical show, the kids use ChatGPT to answer text messa
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Date:
02/01/2024