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Electronics and Electrical Engineering Laboratory: Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2001-2006



R. M. Powell


The Electronics and Electrical Engineering Laboratory (EEEL) promotes U.S. economic growth by providing measurement capability of high impact focused primarily on the critical needs of the U.S. electronics and electrical industries, and their customers and suppliers. EEEL focuses on measurement capability that U.S. industries need but cannot provide for themselves, for technical, economic, or other reasons. The supported electronics and electrical industries are highly important to the U.S. economy. In round numbers, the electronics industry ships $500 billion of products each year. The electrical-equipment industry ships the better part of $100 billion of products each year. The electric-power industry, a service industry, relies on the electrical-equipment industry for power equipment and uses that equipment to provide $200 billion of electricity each year. These three industries are enabling industries for the entire U.S. economy. Virtually all other manufacturing and service industries rely on these three industries for equipment, power, information and control technology, and related services. EEEL's measurement capability is an important part of the tools that manufacturers need to conduct research and development toward new products, to manufacture those products, to market them successfully, and to support them after sale. Successful marketplace exchange requires proving product performance to customers, and proving compliance with domestic and international requirements that would otherwise bar market entry. EEEL's measurement capability is also important to the success of materials, information-services, and energy providers.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6712
Report Number


competitiveness, economic growth, electrical equipment, electrical power, electronics, integrated circuits, magnetics, measurement, microwaves


Powell, R. (2001), Electronics and Electrical Engineering Laboratory: Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2001-2006, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed July 21, 2024)


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Created February 1, 2001, Updated October 16, 2008