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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   Post a 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
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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
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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
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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
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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   Post a 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
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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   (1) comment
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
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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
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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
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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.
Unitron Selects MaxLinear for New Satellite-to-IP Server and Satellite Headend Module
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9/9/2016   Post a comment
Johansson Model 5400 SAT>IP Server and Model 5500 ProFlex headend module both based on MaxLinear’s MxL584 quad-input satellite receiver
Axis Introduces New Series of Cost Efficient HD Fixed Domes with Built-in Infrared Illumination
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9/9/2016   Post a comment
The compact and versatile AXIS M31 Series provides excellent video quality at up to 4-megapixel resolution and adapts automatically to varying light conditions, even complete darkness. The new cameras feature a smart, flat-faced design that makes installation easy. They are ideally suited for video surveillance in locations such as retail stores, hotels and restaurants, with options for both indoor and outdoor installations.
IoT 3 in 1 Tape Measure Get Crowdfunding Love
R. Colin Johnson  
9/9/2016   (1) comment
All-in-one functionality credited for popularity of “Bagel”
Owl Computing Technologies Granted Patent for World's Smallest Data Diode Cybersecurity Technology
EBN Newswire  
9/9/2016   Post a comment
Potential for miniature Data Diode to be used in vehicles and medical devices
Samsung Extends Printer Offerings with Amazon Dash Replenishment
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9/8/2016   Post a comment
Service is Now Available for 12 Samsung Printer Models, Providing Fast and Easy Toner Replacement Directly to Your Door
Apple Debuts Three Custom Chips
Rick Merritt  
9/8/2016   Post a comment
AirPods' W1 is company’s first wireless SoC
Toshiba Introduces New Automotive N-ch Power MOSFET
EBN Newswire  
9/8/2016   Post a comment
Features Ultra-Low On-Resistance, Low Voltage Drive for Increased Power Efficiencies
OEM Servers Featuring Aptio® V UEFI Firmware Support for Diablo Technologies' Memory1™ Module Shipping Now
EBN Newswire  
9/7/2016   Post a comment
Aptio V for Memory1 to support 3rd and 4th generation Intel® Xeon® server processors
Media Alert: Cadence to Showcase Latest PCB Design Tools at PCB West 2016
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9/7/2016   Post a comment
New Allegro and OrCAD Solutions Accelerate Development of Flex, Rigid-Flex Designs
JDA Powers the Always-on Supply Chain with Latest JDA Manufacturing Planning Release
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9/7/2016   Post a comment
New release of JDA Manufacturing Planning powers always-on synchronization and execution, in-memory workflows, prescriptive analytics, and real-time collaboration to better manage complex supply chains
Icron Technologies' Demonstrating New Maverick Platform Extending 4Kp60 Video + USB 2.0/3.0 Over Single CAT X Cable at IBC2016 Show in Amsterdam
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9/6/2016   Post a comment
Industry's First 100m Single CAT X Cable Solution Extending UHD 4Kp60 4:4:4 Video With ExtremeUSB® 2.0 and 3.1 Gen 1 at intoPIX Booth 10 D.31 From September 9th to 13that the RAI
NI Lowers Semiconductor Test Cost With RF Measurement Enhancements for the STS
EBN Newswire  
9/6/2016   Post a comment
High-power RF ports expand the capability of the STS for the latest RF front-end modules
Afghanistan: Mineral-Rich, Conflict Torn Electronics Treasure Trove
Logical Link  
9/6/2016   Post a comment
How this war-scarred Central Asian country may one day impact the electronics supply chain.
World’s First LTE Cat M1/NB1 Chip to be Demonstrated Live by Sequans at CTIA’s Super Mobility Week
EBN Newswire  
9/6/2016   Post a comment
Sequans on track to deliver the first commercially available LTE Cat M1/NB1 chip for network deployments beginning in Q4
iPhone7 Boosts Broadcom Results
Rick Merritt  
9/5/2016   Post a comment
Broadcom predicted slightly better than expected results, largely due to increasing content in Apple’s iPhone 7.
Love or Money: Looking at the Ingredients of Business
Puga Sankara  
9/2/2016   (2) comments
Food is love… especially when mom makes it. But maybe electronics OEMs can learn something from Mom and Starbucks about putting love into product creation and delivery.
Axis and Canon Announce Change of Global Sales and Marketing Framework for Network Video Portfolio
EBN Newswire  
9/1/2016   Post a comment
Axis Communications and Canon, Inc. announced today an agreement under which the two companies would change their sales and marketing efforts in major regional markets worldwide. In Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and North America, Axis will assume responsibility for the marketing and sales of Canon’s entire network video product portfolio, starting in EMEA on September 1 and in North America on October 1.
Molex Introduces Woodhead® LED Tube Light
EBN Newswire  
9/1/2016   Post a comment
Maintains 80% Luminosity for 50,000 Hours, Nearly Double That of Fluorescent Lamps
Sigma and Telechips Collaborate on Next Generation Set-Top Box Chips
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9/1/2016   Post a comment
Companies Launch SMP8980, World's First Set-Top Box Chips With Full HDR Support
Canadian company collaborates with Corning to improve screen protection
Gary Hilson  
8/18/2016   Post a comment
Phantom Glass has stayed small and nurtured its own manufacturing to stay nimble and responsive to a global market
Streamline Your Cut Item Management By Leveraging the Right WMS
Eric Allais  
8/17/2016   Post a comment
A warehouse management system (WMS) can dramatically reduce cut item remnants and provide with other ancillary benefits
Optimal+ Expands Into Electronics Manufacturing
Gary Hilson  
8/2/2016   (2) comments
Analytics company extends capabilities to enables collection, detection and action using semiconductor-electronics ecosystem data for greater visibility into supply chains
Electronics Recycling Systems Not Meeting Expectations
Carole Mars  
7/14/2016   Post a comment
The logistics of moving used devices through to their final disposition constitutes one of the single largest costs related to managing used electronics, as low commodity values for materials recovered do not cover the costs of responsible treatment.
5G, Cellular IoT Step Ahead
Rick Merritt  
6/27/2016   Post a comment
Qualcomm is showing a prototype 5G base station and terminal in China Mobile’s booth at the Mobile World Congress in Shanghai this week.
IPhone Deal Would Boost Intel
Rick Merritt  
6/13/2016   Post a comment
Growing reports say Apple will use Intel LTE chips in iPhone 7 handsets for AT&T, a deal which could propel Intel into third place in mobile basebands.
15 Crowd-Pleasing IoT Product & Platform Wins
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/13/2016   (2) comments
Innovators are working hard to make the big predictions for the IoT market come true. In recent months, these IoT projects all received greater than 100% funding on their chosen crowd sourcing site.
Preventing Overbuilding & Cloning in the Global Electronics Supply Chain
Tim Morin  
6/10/2016   (1) comment
Overbuilding is a looming threat to the global electronics supply chain. Overbuilding of electronic systems can be particularly damaging.
Forces Driving Semi Mergers & Acquisitions
Walden Rhines  
6/8/2016   (2) comments
The driving force for consolidation is typically the efficiencies achieved through economies of scale with larger volume. Not so with the semiconductor industry.
Enable Supply Chain Security Through an Authentication Data Network
Michael Schuldenfrei  
6/6/2016   Post a comment
Inadvertent use of recycled, refurbished, or re-marked components can result in significant business risk for a manufacturer’s customers. Technology can help.
A Peek at the Connected Car Platform Revolution
Mike Heald  
6/3/2016   Post a comment
Connected cars are hot--and there's potential to bring all sorts of other connected technologies into the ecosystem.
Globalfoundries Expands into Chinese Wafer Fab
Peter Clarke  
6/2/2016   Post a comment
U.S.-based foundry plans to upgrade an existing semiconductor facility in inland China to run some of its processes on 300mm-diameter wafers.




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