Posts posted in April 2016
15 Biggest Technology Wins on Kickstarter
Hailey Lynne McKeefry 4/25/2016 (1) comment
New technology get's people excited. A quick look at the Kickstarter funding platform proves it. Here's a look at the biggest wins, from personal 3D printers and inexpensive computers to smart bicycles and music players.
Samsung Details Foundry Roadmap
Jessica Lipsky 4/22/2016 Post a comment
Officials from Samsung Semiconductor Inc. detailed the company’s foundry roadmap, which includes expanding FD-SOI production and offering low-cost alternatives to existing FinFET technologies.
Intel Cuts 12,000, 11% of Staff
Rick Merritt 4/20/2016 (2) comments
Intel Corp. officially cut its PC business loose today announcing a cut of 12,000 employees, 11% of its staff amid a sequential decline in quarterly revenues and profits.
Quakes Hit Japan's IC & Auto Makers Hard
Junko Yoshida 4/18/2016 Post a comment
Japanese electronics and automotive manufacturers are struggling to assess damages to their manufacturing facilities after a series of earthquakes--as high as 7.3 magnitude on the Richter scale--struck Kyushu, Japan’s southern island.
Delving into the Top 5 Enterprise Labeling Trends
Josh Roffman 4/18/2016 Post a comment
As labeling has becoming a mission-critical component in the supply chain, especially for those companies that are operating globally, we need to keep an eye on the trends and needs that are driving the optimization and efficacy of labeling.
Sayonara, Japan Semiconductor Inc.
Junko Yoshida 4/14/2016 (15) comments
The Japanese semiconductor industry’s downfall is undeniable. EE Times went back to Japan and explored what remains of Japanese chip vendors, how Japan Inc. has crumbled and if we grade recent restructuring programs, who comes out on top.
The State of On-Shoring: The Problem of China
Jim O'Reilly 4/14/2016 (7) comments
China has had a good run as a low-cost manufacturer with decent product quality, but labor costs have risen drastically over the last decade making the country vulnerable to re-sourcing decisions that take into account the logistics costs and risks associated with long pipelines.
5G Work Starts in Earnest
Rick Merritt 4/13/2016 (2) comments
This week engineers started hearing proposals on everything from radio access technologies to network architectures for 5G cellular standards expected before 2020.
Nanium & UTAC Partners on Wafer Level Packaging & Testing
Julien Happich 4/11/2016 Post a comment
Europe's primary OSAT company Nanium SA has signed a collaborative agreement with the Singapore-based semiconductor assembly and test services provider UTAC Holdings Ltd (UTAC) to provide a complete turnkey backend solution for Wafer Level Packaging (WLP) solutions.
Embedded SIMs Shake IoT & Smartphone Supply Chains
Pablo Valerio 4/11/2016 Post a comment
GSMA has presented the final release of its “GSMA Embedded SIM Specification”. This new type of SIM is integrated in the main circuit of a M2M platform, wearable, tablet or other mobile device, but it has no initial credentials and those can be provisioned over-the-air after the device is activated.
Security & Compliance Key Concerns in the Cloud
Hailey Lynne McKeefry 4/8/2016 (2) comments
As much as organization are enthusiastic about putting their supply chain systems in the cloud, a natural skepticism remains, as they try to insure that they can secure their data and meet compliance obligations.
Political Economy Impacts Future of U.S. Semi Industry
Apek Mulay 4/8/2016 Post a comment
hout political analysis. It's critical to keep in mind that the elected officials are the ones who pass laws that may adversely affect or favor the electronics industry—so OEMs, contract manufacturers and others involved in the industry need to pay attention to the political economy.
Making a Smartphone World
Logical Link 4/7/2016 (1) comment
Dozens of third-world countries are in various stages of embracing technology in the form of a handheld device. And, that will continue to have far-reaching supply chain implications as component makers and OEMs strive to reach billions of people waiting to be part of the smartphone revolution.
3D-Printed Satellite Antenna Is Just One Piece
Ann R. Thryft 4/6/2016 (1) comment
With an eye toward building space-qualified radio-frequency components for Earth observation and science instruments, the European Space Agency has 3D printed a satellite antenna designed as a single part.
Microsoft Backs Sigfox Cloud on IoT
Julien Happich 4/4/2016 Post a comment
IoT network infrastructure provider Sigfox announced it will integrate the Sigfox Cloud with Microsoft Azure IoT Hub, enabling its customers to use data for real-time analytics.
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