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IEEE Lottery

IEEE Lottery The act of many startup companies attempting to build components for an emerging standard where the market can support only one or two. Usage: “Who will win the IEEE lottery for 10G-Base-T?”, “Is it worth playing the WiMAX IEEE Lottery? Will anyone win?”, “Who will Cisco select as the winner of the SFP+ IEEE Lottery?”


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  1. Good definition! In the Ambrose Bierce class.

    Posted by Bandgap | June 26, 2007, 9:41 PM
  2. I hate to admit this, current situation actually not only limited to ieee itself.

    Posted by FC | July 28, 2007, 4:59 PM