Final Customer Purchasing from the Product Producer

Use Steps: Use steps include all the customer's value added activities or the consumption of the product itself. These steps include all the costs the customer incurs in employing the product in its intended use.

Resources: Reduce resources required for the use of the product

Energy: Reduce the energy the customer uses with the product

A. Effort – Reduce the physical constraints on the customer

Add components to improve physical performance of product
Adapt product to handle unusual stress

Modify product for potential power loss

No. SIC Year Note
1 3571 2004 PalmOne announced a new handheld, the Tungsten T5, which comes with 256 megabytes of flash memory. Flash memory holds information without a charge or power, solving a problem users of handheld computer have complained about for years. Previous handhelds lost all their data when the battery ran out. The T5 will also be able to double as a USB flash memory drive, allowing people to carry their work from the office to home and back.
2 3572 2005 Both the NOR and the NAND varieties of flash-memory chips retain data without electrical current, a vital feature in portable products.
3 3674 1986 Integrated has invented new "smart power chip" which will store enough power when a computer is automatically shut down to save the contents of the computer's memory.
4 3674 2004 Flash is a type of memory chip that holds onto data even after a user turns off a device. Samsung is #1 in the market. One emerging product that could spur flash sales is digital video camcorders.

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