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enhancement

[en′hans·mənt]
(computer science)
A substantial increase in the capabilities of hardware or software.
(electronics)
An increase in the density of charged carriers in a particular region of a semiconductor.

enhancement

(1)
A change to a product which is intended to make it better in some way, e.g. new functions, faster, or occasionally more compatible with other systems. Enhancements to hardware components, especially integrated circuits often mean they are smaller and less demanding of resources. Sadly, this is almost never true of software enhancements.

enhancement

(2)
Marketroid-speak for a bug fix. This abuse of language is a popular and time-tested way to turn incompetence into increased revenue. A hacker being ironic would instead call the fix a feature, or perhaps save some effort by declaring "That's not a bug, that's a feature!".

enhancement

Any improvement made to a software package or hardware device. Sometimes enhancements are really bug fixes in disguise.
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The company's Precision Video Scaling(TM), Precision Deinterlacing(TM), Progressive Re-Processing(TM) (PReP(TM)), Mosquito Noise Reduction, Detail and Edge enhancement, RightRate(TM), AutoCUE-C(TM), and Precision AV LipSync(TM) technologies are used in both Anchor Bay's semiconductor products and in its award-winning DVDO(R) iScan(TM) line of video-processing systems for end users.
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Solid Edge enhancements continue to focus on drawing productivity to help lower shop floor errors.
Siperian's strength comes from its strong investment in R&D for leading edge enhancements, which brings richness to the solution and market leadership in product strategy and vision.
The latest Edge enhancements include file synchronization between PCs and native file search through a Microsoft Windows Explorer plug-in that allow organizations to retain control over their data and information while empowering corporate employees to securely share files among their devices.
The new website will showcase Biomerics' technology improvements and cutting edge enhancements in order to provide successful solutions, including the development of custom plastic polymers, urethane elastomer technology and specialty extrusion processes.
Targeting top-tier global brands in the financial services, insurance, and telecommunications verticals with its Cx solutions, Chordiant's durable success is underscored by its recent quarter results of completing four customer transactions worth over $1 million each; achieving record deferred revenues, backlog, and GAAP EPS, in addition to record revenues for its second quarter; receiving two patents, one for user interface design and the other for predictive decisioning technology; and continuing its technology leadership with a number of new product releases, as well as cutting edge enhancements to its 6th generation Cx Enterprise Foundation.