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THE INSTITUTESometimes the subjects covered in engineering schools don’t keep pace with what today’s high-tech employers are looking for. Because technology is constantly changing, the most up-to-date information might not be covered in the curriculum.

Fortunately for today’s students, it has never been easier to supplement university coursework with online courses on hot technologies. You can acquire skills that reflect the demands of the job market. Although not all the content is free, there are many great resources that don’t cost a dime.

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The Transistor of 2047: Expert Predictions

What will the device be like on its 100th anniversary?

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The luminaries who dared predict the future of the transistor for IEEE Spectrum include: [clockwise from left] Gabriel Loh, Sri Samavedam, Sayeef Salahuddin, Richard Schultz, Suman Datta, Tsu-Jae King Liu, and H.-S. Philip Wong.

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The 100th anniversary of the invention of the transistor will happen in 2047. What will transistors be like then? Will they even be the critical computing element they are today? IEEE Spectrum asked experts from around the world for their predictions.

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