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Toshiba May Sell Majority Stake in Chip Unit
Dylan McGrath  
2/15/2017   Post a comment
Toshiba may sell a larger portion of its semiconductor business than previously planned to offset losses in its nuclear power business.
Apple Set to Start iPhone Production in India
Susan Fourtané  
2/13/2017   Post a comment
Apple has said that it will begin assembly of iPhones in India by the end of April in order to focus on what has become the world's fastest-growing major smartphone market.
Batteries Get Safer Enclosures
Jim McGregor  
2/9/2017   Post a comment
Safer battery enclosures may be one solution to the issues plaguing lithium-ion batteries.
Sager Electronics Celebrates 130 Years
EBN Newswire  
2/8/2017   Post a comment
Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power and Electromechanical components, celebrates 130 years in business.
Master Electronics Celebrates 50 Years n Business
EBN Newswire  
2/8/2017   Post a comment
Master Electronics is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary.
Visual Processing Market Poised to Take Off
Latest Research  
2/8/2017   Post a comment
Jon Peddie Research (JPR) launched its quarterly report on the Visual Processing Unit (VPU) market.
IoT’s Critical Mass for Temp Control Builds
B. Cameron Gain  
2/8/2017   Post a comment
The emergence of Internet of Things (IoT)) has made sensors much smarter. That's great news for the electronics supply chain.
AI Attracts Embedded Chip Veteran
Rick Merritt  
2/6/2017   (1) comment
A veteran semiconductor executive launched a company to serve machine-learning startups that target embedded systems.
Samsung, Apple Remain Top Chip Buyers
Dylan McGrath  
2/2/2017   Post a comment
The two companies, which are the runaway leaders in smartphone sales, consumed a combined $61.7 billion worth of chips last year, up slightly from 2015.
North American PCB Sales Enjoyed Solid Growth in December
Latest Research  
1/31/2017   Post a comment
IPC Releases PCB Industry Results for December 2016
MRAM Gains More Steam
Dylan McGrath  
1/30/2017   (1) comment
Spin Transfer Technologies' delivery of functional MRAM samples is one more indication of emerging memory technology's momentum.
Intel Cautious on PC Consumption
Dylan McGrath  
1/27/2017   Post a comment
Intel Corp. reported fourth quarter 2016 revenue and profit that beat analysts’ expectations on sales growth in computing, data center chips and Internet of Things (IoT) chips.
Consumers Recycle Record-Setting 14 Million Pounds of Used Batteries in 2016
Latest Research  
1/27/2017   Post a comment
Call2Recycle Reports Double Digit Growth in Battery Collections; Credits Growing Consumer Network
Patent Suits Hit Q’comm Profits
Rick Merritt  
1/26/2017   Post a comment
Qualcomm’s latest quarterly earnings showed first blood in a set of five court actions now alleging its patent licensing terms are unfair.
Ex-Elpida CEO's China Fab Plan: Dropped?
Junko Yoshida  
1/25/2017   Post a comment
In a span of only 11 months, a memory chip company in China, called Sino King Technology, has morphed from a dream to an apparent reality to a phantom.
Batteries Caused Samsung Galaxy to Explode
Junko Yoshida  
1/23/2017   (6) comments
Samsung investigators uncovered two separate faults with the two batteries in the flaming Galaxy Note 7.
Know the Science Behind Effective Packaging
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/20/2017   (4) comments
In addition to protecting the product from damage and external environmental factors during shipping and storage, the packaging must be attractive. Neurodesign helps figure out how to optimize packaging impact.
Arrow Electronics and CUI Inc Enter into Worldwide Distribution Agreement
EBN Newswire  
1/17/2017   Post a comment
CUI announced that it has signed a worldwide distribution agreement with Arrow Electronics.
Semiconductor Capital Spending Projected to Increase
Dylan McGrath  
1/13/2017   Post a comment
Gartner estimated that global capital spending in the semiconductor industry will total $69.9 billion this year, up from about $68 billion last year.
25 Million-Dollar Technology Ideas That Started on Kickstarter
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/12/2017   (3) comments
We looked at Kickstarter to see what new ideas are exciting consumers the most. We found a couple dozen projects that asked for tens of thousands of dollars in support and raked in a million dollars or more.
Flexible OLED Displays: Overcoming Barriers to Mass Commercialization with High-Yield Manufacturing Processes
Shulik Leshem  
1/12/2017   Post a comment
Flexible OLED display technology has already arrived to the commercial marketplace – it may be in your pocket or strapped to your wrist right now.
ARM Exec Dizzy for Open-Source Twizy
Junko Yoshida  
1/11/2017   Post a comment
At this year’s CES, ARM brought Renault’s Twizy to its booth, typically full of mobile devices. Calling Twizy “the world’s first OEM open-source vehicle,” ARM said Renault is seeing a wave of open-source hardware and software developments.
Barcoding, Inc. Expands RFID Practice and Provides Expert Insight on the Top RFID Trends for 2017
EBN Newswire  
1/10/2017   Post a comment
Leading systems integrator advises on the top radio frequency identification (RFID) trends, hires 10 year RFID veteran Patrick Richgels
SAP Introduces Jump-Start Enablement Program for SAP Leonardo IoT Portfolio
EBN Newswire  
1/10/2017   Post a comment
Promotional Pricing and Consultative Services Will Help Customers Adopt Successful IoT Strategies; Global SAP Leonardo Event Announced for July 2017 in Frankfurt
Zytronic & Future Sign Global Distribution Agreement
EBN Newswire  
1/10/2017   Post a comment
Zytronic announced that it has signed a worldwide distribution agreement with Future Electronics.
Bosch Dev Kit to Ease IoT
R. Colin Johnson  
1/9/2017   Post a comment
Bosch Sensortec aims to maintain its current lead by integrating its microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and other sensors into every IoT device under the sun.
Micro Server IC Market Worth 1.35 Billion USD by 2022
Latest Research  
1/9/2017   Post a comment
The global micro server IC market is expected to reach USD 1.35 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 44.0% between 2016 and 2022.
New Vishay Semiconductor Hybrid SSRs Distributed Through New Yorker Electronics
EBN Newswire  
1/9/2017   Post a comment
Vishay Hybrid Single- and Dual-Channel VOR Solid-State Relays Feature Fast Operation, Wide Temp Range and High Load Voltage
Electronic Device Markets Seen as Stagnant in 2017
Dylan McGrath  
1/5/2017   (2) comments
Combined shipments of PCs, mobile handsets and tablets are predicted to be flat in 2017, according to Gartner.
Obama to Urge Protection for Chip Industry
Dylan McGrath  
1/3/2017   Post a comment
Report says President is preparing recommendations for tougher stance against Chinese investment in the U.S. Semiconductor industry.
Chinese Panel Makers Top Over One Million Units in Quarterly Shipments for AMOLED Smartphone Displays, IHS Markit Says
Latest Research  
12/22/2016   Post a comment
Significant improvement in Chinese panel manufacturing technology offers domestic smartphone brands an alternative AMOLED supplier
North American PCB Book-to-Bill Ratio Falls but Sales Growth Resumes
EBN Newswire  
12/22/2016   Post a comment
IPC Releases PCB Industry Results for November 2016
China’s Memory Drama: Must-See in 2017
Junko Yoshida  
12/22/2016   Post a comment
China’s memory chip production plans became evident to close industry observers in 2016. What they’ll be watching for next is, who will make the first move in devising and negotiating technology licensing agreements or joint ventures with China.
Top 10 Christmas Treats for Techno-Geeks
Max Maxfield  
12/20/2016   Post a comment
What can one give one's techno-geek engineering comrades for Crimble? Here are ten drool-worthy suggestions.
Consumers Say Wireless Charging is the Must-Have Feature for Smartphones & Cure for “Battery Anxiety”
Latest Research  
12/15/2016   Post a comment
Wireless charging enabled smartphones and accessories may be one of the most welcomed holiday gifts this season and desired products for years to come.
IHS Markit Forecasts Quickening Demand for New TDDI Technology
Latest Research  
12/14/2016   Post a comment
TDDI demand has been increasingly rapidly since Q2, 2016, and is expected to increase from 50 million units in 2016 to 100 million units in 2017, an overall year-on-year increase of 200%, IHS Markit forecasts.
Canadian Startup Aims to Connect Everything With Style
Julien Happich  
12/13/2016   (1) comment
Recently founded Canadian startup Ubiqweus Inc. is launching a Kickstarter campaign for a set of super easy to deploy Wi-Fi-enabled one-inch cubic sensors, packaged attractively and made to last.
Lawmakers Urge Rejection of Lattice Semi Takeover
Dylan McGrath  
12/12/2016   Post a comment
Congressman urge Treasury Dept. to reject $1.3 billion acquisition by investment firm with ties to the Chinese government.
Bluetooth Beams New Spec, Chips
Rick Merritt  
12/7/2016   Post a comment
The Bluetooth SIG ratified its version 5 spec, enhancing range, throughput, and beacon support.
3D Manufacturing Offers Effective Way of Creating Integrating Circuits
Mary E. Shacklett  
12/7/2016   Post a comment
3D printing should be on the technology roadmaps of electronics manufacturers. It has the potential to provide an agile approach to the more complex geometries and materials that are likely to be required for electronics in future advanced manufacturing environments.
10 Hottest Electronic Supply Chain Slideshows of 2016
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/7/2016   Post a comment
Whether we were talking about the people, places, or things of the electronics supply chain world, readers agreed that these slideshows were their favorites.
Intel Snags Exec from ARM to Run IoT
Junko Yoshida  
12/1/2016   Post a comment
Intel will separate its nascent automotive team from the company’s IoT group. Previously, Intel’s IoT and automotive teams were bundled together under one big IoT tent. Intel also named ex-ARM executive Tom Lantzsch to head the company’s IoT branch.
Lattice Deal May Hit A Snag
Junko Yoshida  
11/30/2016   Post a comment
A buyer with ties to the Chinese central government and a U.S. company with dual-purpose technology is an alarming combination that could invite suspicion among regulators concerned about national security. This might become the case with Lattice deal.
M&A Takes New Twists
Rick Merritt  
11/28/2016   Post a comment
The M&A frenzy in semiconductors seems to have entered a bold new phase that arguable leads to less competition.
15 Views of Printed Electronics
Rick Merritt  
11/25/2016   Post a comment
Printed electronics showed progress in manufacturing gear and processes, e-textiles, sensors, batteries, and printed NFC tags at the IDTechEx event.
Bosch CEO: Hanging on to Lead
R. Colin Johnson  
11/24/2016   Post a comment
The world's largest producer of automotive MEMS devices describes how it plans to hang onto the lead.
New Yorker Electronics Rolls Out New Series of Combination Film Capacitors from Electrocube
EBN Newswire  
11/23/2016   Post a comment
744B Series High Current Film Capacitors Handle High Surge Currents without Degrading
Smart Homes & IoT: What About Bob?
Junko Yoshida  
11/18/2016   Post a comment
At Embedded Technology conference here, NXP executive broached the touchy topic of “smart home delays.”
Top 20 IC Ranking: Apple Rises Most
Junko Yoshida  
11/17/2016   Post a comment
In IC Insights' top 20 global semiconductor sales ranking, the company forecast to make the biggest upward move isn’t a traditional chip company — it’s Apple.
Designing Displays to Take the Drop
Keith Mitnik  
11/16/2016   (1) comment
While making a display completely unbreakable is impossible, optimizing drop-test performance with a system level approach will help products pass drop testing and make the end product far more durable.
Positronic Appoints Powell Electronics as Authorized Distributor
EBN Newswire  
11/11/2016   Post a comment
Positronic, a global manufacturer of high reliability electronic connector products based in Springfield, Missouri, USA, has appointed Powell Electronics as an authorized distributor for the full line of Positronic products in the North America market.
10 Intriguing Technologies from ARM TechCon
Rich Quinnell  
11/8/2016   Post a comment
ARM TechCon 2016 showcased a wide variety of interesting technologies beyond the chips themselves.
Chip Forecast Rises Through 2017
Rick Merritt  
11/7/2016   Post a comment
International Business Strategies updated its semiconductor forecast to growth through 2017, in part due to rising memory prices and sales.
Lattice Semiconductor to be Acquired for $1.3 Billion
Max Maxfield  
11/4/2016   (3) comments
Having serious investment from Canyon Bridge may allow Lattice Semiconductor to evolve and grow its niche and become a major player.
U.S. Needs Big Bet on Chips
Rick Merritt  
11/2/2016   Post a comment
The U.S. government should launch a new multi-billion national research effort to define a post-silicon semiconductor industry.
Mouser Now Shipping Omron’s New HVC-P2 Human Vision Image-Sensing Units
EBN Newswire  
11/2/2016   Post a comment
Unique Human Vision System Offers 10x Faster Recognition than Previous Version
Master Electronics Welcomes AEM Components to Its Expanding Line Card
EBN Newswire  
11/2/2016   Post a comment
Master Electronics adds AEM Components to its line card.
Future Electronics Announces New Global Franchise Agreement with Delta Products Corporation
EBN Newswire  
11/2/2016   Post a comment
Future Electronics has announced a newly expanded worldwide franchise agreement with Delta Products Corporation’s Industrial, Medical and Lighting Power Supply group.
U.S. Convenes Chip Study Group
Rick Merritt  
11/1/2016   Post a comment
The Obama administration convened top semiconductor executives to make recommendations on what the sector needs to deal with threats from China and a slowing Moore’s law.
Samsung, Bosch Bet on AI Chip Startup
Peter Clarke  
10/31/2016   Post a comment
Startup Graphcore announced it snagged a $30 million investment from partners including Samsung and Bosch to fuel its work on a processor designed for machine learning.
Qualcomm-NXP: Another Testosterone-Driven Deal?
Bolaji Ojo  
10/27/2016   (1) comment
Hard questions are arising. It comes back to finding the justification for this deal. Does this deal really make sense for Qualcomm?
Companies Shipping Defective, Damaged Lithium Batteries Face Many Challenges; Samsung Recall Highlights Risks Involved
EBN Newswire  
10/26/2016   Post a comment
Labelmaster Offers New Economical Solution for Shipping Defective Lithium Batteries
Mouser Electronics Gives Customers New Ways to Find Products Easier and Faster on Mouser.com
EBN Newswire  
10/26/2016   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics is excited to announce new robust methods for browsing and searching for products on its industry-leading website, Mouser.com.
Survey: Companies are Eager to Conduct PCB Prototyping In-House
Latest Research  
10/26/2016   Post a comment
Nano Dimension Survey of Nearly 1,000 Designers and Engineers Reveals They Want to Protect their IP While Reducing Prototyping Time and Costs
Future Electronics Announces expanded Worldwide Distribution Agreement for all NXP Semiconductors Products
EBN Newswire  
10/26/2016   Post a comment
Future Electronics announced its expanded engagement with NXP Semiconductors N.V.
Barcoding, Inc. to Hold Webinar, “How to Automate Logistics and Streamline Operations with RAIN RFID”
EBN Newswire  
10/26/2016   Post a comment
This webinar will cover the benefits companies gain from using RAIN RFID in their supply chain, the common use cases of RAIN RFID in transport and logistics and what is needed for a typical RAIN RFID deployment.
Flexible Electronics Turn a Corner
Logical Link  
10/26/2016   (3) comments
Still a young market with its potential yet to be defined, the global flexible electronics market is poised to grow rapidly.
Intel, ARM Battle over IoT
Rick Merritt  
10/25/2016   (1) comment
Intel and ARM load up enhanced processors as their battle over the Internet of Things heats up this week.
AVX is Exhibiting at Electronica 2016
EBN Newswire  
10/24/2016   Post a comment
The AVX exhibition, located in Hall B6 at Booth 314, will showcase the company’s advanced passive & interconnect components for automotive, medical, defense, aerospace, industrial, & consumer applications
Avnet to Distribute Frequency Control Products from Bliley Technologies in the Americas
EBN Newswire  
10/24/2016   Post a comment
Avnet announced a distribution agreement with Bliley Technologies, Inc., a supplier of high-performance RF and microwave low-phase noise frequency generation and timing products.
Technology & Automation: Only Humans Need Apply
Apek Mulay  
10/20/2016   Post a comment
As a technologist, I certainly want technology to continue progressing. However, as a macroeconomist, I am equally concerned about ensuring full-employment in the economy.
DNA Group & ACES Electronics Announce the Creation of ACES North America
EBN Newswire  
10/19/2016   Post a comment
ACES Electronics, a top 20 connector manufacturer, along with DNA Group Inc., a provider of integrated solutions to North American OEMs, have created a joint venture called ACES North America.
Wincanton Adopts Paragon Software Systems’ fleXipod Electronic Proof of Delivery System
EBN Newswire  
10/19/2016   Post a comment
Paragon announces that Wincanton, a UK third party logistics provider (3PL), has adopted Paragon’s fleXipod proof of delivery and fulfillment solution for its multi-client home delivery operations.
TE Connectivity, SAP, ifm & the OPC Foundation Announce New IIC Testbed on Sensor-to-the-Cloud Connectivity
EBN Newswire  
10/19/2016   Post a comment
“Smart Manufacturing Connectivity for Brown-field Sensors Testbed” approved by the Industrial Internet Consortium enables easy integration of sensors with IT systems in existing facilities.
Rutronik & BM Launch Worldwide Franchise
EBN Newswire  
10/19/2016   Post a comment
Rutronik and BM have signed a worldwide franchise agreement.
Large Flexible Fingerprint Sensor Reaches 500dpi
Julien Happich  
10/18/2016   Post a comment
FlexEnable together with ISORG have jointly launched a flexible fingerprint sensor with an image resolution of 500 dots per inch (dpi). Only 0.3mm thick, the flexible optical sensor is suitable for applications requiring standard-compliant fingerprint enrolment and/or identification.
BrainChip Appoints Former Exar CEO to Lead Company
Peter Clarke  
10/10/2016   Post a comment
Louis DiNardo, formerly CEO of Exar Corp. has been appointed CEO of BrainChip Holdings Ltd., a company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange and the parent of BrainChip Inc. (Aliso Viejo, Calif.).
Flash has Clearly Won But Can Suppliers Meet Demand?
Jim O'Reilly  
10/6/2016   Post a comment
Solid state storage hasn't taken the place of every hard drive. It's a complex question about why, but there are several driving forces.
A Call for Reform: the U.S. Economy & the Semiconductor Industry
Apek Mulay  
10/5/2016   Post a comment
Whoever is elected in November, will have a hard job ahead of them. All signs point to a decline in the U.S. stock market and ensuing chaos.
Designing a Better Interface for Humans & Cars
Ariella Brown  
9/28/2016   Post a comment
The change of style in automotive controls brings up questions of designing for an effective human-machine interface that doesn’t sacrifice function to form.
Chip Market to Go Down, Says Future Horizons
Peter Clarke  
9/27/2016   Post a comment
Malcolm Penn, the founder and CEO of Future Horizons Ltd. and usually one of the most bullish of chip market forecasters, thinks 2017 could be a third year of decline for the global semiconductor industry.
Massive Sensor Fusion for Cars Is HERE
Junko Yoshida  
9/26/2016   (2) comments
HERE’s new live traffic/map offerings are the world’s first services created from real-time sensor data from competing car brands. From technical perspectives, though, bigger issues include: how open the specifications will be for collected sensory data.
iPhone 7, No Headphone Jack Creates a Recipe for e-Waste
Pablo Valerio  
9/26/2016   Post a comment
Apple’s decision to remove the 3.5 mm headphone connector on the new iPhone 7, while continuing to use their proprietary Lightning connector, could mean more electronic waste as users discard their old headsets and many OEMs rush to develop new ones using Apple’s connector.
TSMC Expands its 3D Menu
Rick Merritt  
9/23/2016   (1) comment
TSMC showed an expanding array of foundry process technologies, packaging options and applications-specific platforms at an event.
EE Times Silicon 60: 2016's Emerging Companies to Watch
Peter Clarke  
9/20/2016   Post a comment
Looking at hottest silicon startups, there's no doubt Internet of Things will have a revolutionary impact on how people can live their lives, but exactly how that will manifest itself in terms of components, software, platforms, legal and business models, is not yet clear.
New LED Surge Protection Module Offers Lowest Measured Limiting Voltage Available in a 20kA Maximum Current Surge Rated SPD
EBN Newswire  
9/14/2016   Post a comment
Low surge let-through reduces driver failure to minimize luminaire damage
Mouser and Dell OEM Solutions Sign Distribution Agreement
EBN Newswire  
9/13/2016   Post a comment
NPI Leader to Stock Dell Edge Gateways for IoT Networks
MLCCs: Not Your Grandfather's Capacitors
Ron Demcko  
9/13/2016   Post a comment
Multilayer ceramic capacitor are considered basic technology, cheap and plentiful. Big shifts, though, have been made to improve the size, capabilities and cost.
BLU Products Releases Refreshed Version of the Popular Vivo 5 with the New BLU Vivo 5R; to launch at Best Buy Stores, now available on Bestbuy.com
EBN Newswire  
9/12/2016   Post a comment
Best-Selling BLU Vivo 5 gets several technology updates and features including Fingerprint Sensor, Additional LTE Bands, and Higher Resolution Display with the new Vivo 5R release
Samsung's Battery Problems Could Affect Smartphone Supply Chain
Pablo Valerio  
9/12/2016   (16) comments
Samsung has issued a worldwide recall of its Galaxy Note 7 phablets to rectify a battery issue. It's more than a company issue. The impact has the potential to ripple through the battery supply chain.
Custom Magnetics: What Are They & When Do You Need Them?
Tim Shafer  
9/12/2016   Post a comment
For electronics designers, it's important to know what custom magnetics are, how to determine if they are needed, and how to engage with a custom magnetics supplier.




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