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IoT Calls for Simpler Protocol
Francis DaCosta  
9/30/2014   (1) comment
Chirp is a simplified messaging scheme geared for the Internet of Things where many basic devices will not have the muscle to process traditional protocols such as IPv6, says author Francis DaCosta.
4 Reasons for Intel's $1.5 Billion Bet in China
Junko Yoshida  
9/29/2014   (9) comments
China's quest to expand its domestic semiconductor industry suddenly looks more realistic and even winnable now that Intel, the world's largest semiconductor company, plans to invest up to $1.5 billion in Tsinghua Unigroup.
New Common Parts Library Supports Connected Device Design
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/29/2014   (4) comments
Octopart is developing a living library of readily available, commonly used parts for designers who want to ease supply chain headaches when it comes time to build their connected devices.
Heilind Now Stocking the Molex Lite-Trap SMT Wire-to-Board Connector System
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9/26/2014   Post a comment
Heilind Electronics is now stocking the Lite-Trap SMT Wire-to-Board Connector System manufactured by Molex Incorporated
'Power Up' With Diodes Incorporated's AP3988 Primary Side Power Switcher at Mouser
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9/26/2014   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the AP3988 Primary Side Power Switcher from Diodes Incorporated
Cut Power Drain With IDT's 9DBU PCI Express (PCIe) Clock Buffers at Mouser
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9/26/2014   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the 9DBU PCI Express® (PCIe) Clock Buffers from IDT
Optoelectronic Leader QT Brightek & Digi-Key Corporation Ink Global Distribution Agreement
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9/26/2014   Post a comment
Digi-Key announced a global distribution agreement with QT Brightek (QTB), which offers wide optoelectronics product selections
Proant AB Embedded Antenna Products Signs Global Distribution Agreement With Digi-Key
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9/26/2014   Post a comment
Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key announced a global agreement with Proant AB, supplier of high-performance antennas
'Go Long' With TI's Extended Range CC256x Bluetooth Controller, at Mouser
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9/26/2014   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the CC256x Bluetooth 4.0 Controller from Texas Instruments (TI)
North American PCB Industry Summer Slowdown Continued in August
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9/26/2014   Post a comment
The August findings from the IPC monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program finds that sales and orders were weaker year over year, but the book-to-bill ratio strengthened slightly.
Wearables & IoT Boom Creates Supply Chain Challenges
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/25/2014   (17) comments
A great idea for a new wearable or connected electronics product can die on the vine if designers neglect manufacturability and product availability.
Global Smartphone Shipments to Reach 1.2Bn this year as Economy Smartphone Sales Surge
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9/24/2014   Post a comment
Sub-$150 smartphone sales to drive growth in emerging markets.
Smart Wearables Market to Generate $53bn Hardware Revenues by 2019, Driven by Watches and Glasses
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9/24/2014   Post a comment
Launch of the iWatch expected to galvanize the fledgling new sector.
Steve Wozniak Reacts to Latest iPhone
Max Maxfield  
9/22/2014   (25) comments
Being presented with his very own iCups communications system certainly brightened Steve Wozniak's day.
The Secret to Buying Electronics Design Services
Michael Allen  
9/22/2014   (6) comments
Using a contract manufacturer's in-house design team, rather than a standalone design firm, can improve both design and manufacturing.
UBM Tech Announces All-New Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) & Expo Event Series for 2015
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9/19/2014   Post a comment
Boston and Minneapolis added to Silicon Valley in lineup of regions hosting the ESC “Embedded Everywhere” USA Conference and Expo in 2015
Infographic: Apple Perfects Global Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/19/2014   (12) comments
The iPhone 6 is more than a just a new product success story. It offers an example of an electronics supply chain that spreads across the globe and has the potential for economic change.
Global GaN Semiconductor Devices Market 2014-2018
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9/19/2014   Post a comment
The total value of organics electronics market is expected to reach $75.82 Billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 29.0%, a new Research and Markets research report finds.
Organic Electronics Market Worth $75.82 Billion by 2020
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9/19/2014   Post a comment
the total value of organics electronics market is expected to reach $75.82 Billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 29.0%.
Avnet Electronics Marketing 2014 X-fest Technical Series off to Strong Start
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9/18/2014   Post a comment
Avnet kicked off the North American leg of the international X-fest seminar series earlier this month
Don't Damage Thin Devices When Testing
Taqi Mohiuddin  
9/18/2014   (2) comments
ICs are easy to damage when performing reliability qualification tests.
Repurposed Systems Present Growth Opportunity
Jim O'Reilly  
9/18/2014   (5) comments
With system performance taking a quantum leap of improvement, while the cloud targets a four-year lifecycle, what happens to the used systems business?
Apple Watch & the Dark Side of Wearables
E. Kelly Fitsimmons  
9/17/2014   (7) comments
Apple Watch and iPhone 6 provide two more powerful platforms to do things like record our voices with little disclosure. Customers deserve better.
Bringing World-Class ITAD to Locations Around the World
Glenn Samala  
9/17/2014   Post a comment
Proper disposition of end-of-life IT resources not only helps the environment. When handled properly, it can also provide real return on investment.
Is On-Demand Packaging Ready to Take Off?
Frank Cavallaro  
9/16/2014   (5) comments
Only 7% of companies use on-demand packaging, but the search for more cost-efficient solutions in the face of multi-channel distribution should fuel the rapid rise of this new technology.
Investing in European Electronics
Logical Link  
9/15/2014   (1) comment
The European Union is pushing to build a presence in world electronics. It's a start, but more innovation and effort are still needed.
Lattice and Cypress Team Up to Simplify USB 3.0 Video Bridge Designs With New Development Kit
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9/10/2014   Post a comment
Lattice Semiconductor and Cypress Semiconductor introduced a low-cost development kit for USB 3.0-enabled video bridges at the Intel Developer Forum.
Apple Watch: Smart But Not Smart Enough
Brian Dipert  
9/10/2014   (5) comments
Apple's design may normally be smart, but it has to be even smarter as its Watch enters the hot and increasingly crowded wearables market.
Apple iPhone 6 Analysis
Brian Dipert  
9/9/2014   (17) comments
Inevitable leaks provided clues for the new iPhone 6, but now we can see what made it into Apple's latest smartphone.
Next Level of Location Awareness
Sally Ward-Foxton  
9/9/2014   (9) comments
Apple's iBeacon is set to drive a new level of proximity-based services in smartphones and other mobile devices.
Mouser Signs Exclusive Global Distribution Agreement With GaN Systems
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9/9/2014   Post a comment
Mouser has signed an exclusive global agreement with GaN Systems to distribute its range of Gallium Nitride high power transistors
TTI Announces Acquisition of HuaTong Electronic Co.
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9/8/2014   Post a comment
TTI announced the acquisition of HuaTong Electronic Co., an electronic components distributor headquartered in Dongguan Shilong
Tracing the Future of the Smart Device Market
Ken Neusaenger  
9/8/2014   (16) comments
The consumer electronics market is quickly evolving, with new and better devices hitting the hands of consumers. The semiconductor supply chain has to consider how these shifts will likely hit the high-end OEM customer.
Smart Shirts Take the Court at US Open
Amy Norcross  
9/5/2014   (16) comments
Ralph Lauren has teamed up with the Canadian technology firm OMsignal to produce a smart shirt featuring real-time biometric tracking capabilities that debuted at the 2014 US Open Tennis Championships.
IPC News: Electronics Assembly Standards IPC J-STD-001 & IPC-A-610 Updated
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9/3/2014   Post a comment
F Revisions cover more advanced technologies
Avnet Electronics Marketing Releases PicoZed System-on-Module
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9/3/2014   Post a comment
Avnet Electronics Marketing released PicoZed, its newest family of System-On-Modules based on the Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC
Mean, Lean, Supply Chain Machine
Tam Harbert  
9/3/2014   (5) comments
Lenovo, via acquisition and organic growth, has become one of the biggest players in the supply chain game.
Google Glass & Lookalikes Find Niches
R. Colin Johnson  
8/26/2014   (18) comments
Head-mounted displays such as Google Glass are interesting technologies, but what about real-world applications? A new offering from Thalmic Labs might hold the key.
Arrow's Parts Platform, One Year In
Jim Ricciardelli  
8/26/2014   Post a comment
Lessons learned from the first year of the industry's first lifecycle services platform.
What's Next? Semiconductor Leaders Speak, Part 6
Apek Mulay  
8/13/2014   (2) comments
Semiwiki writers weigh in with their thoughts on the future of the semiconductor industry.
What's Next? Semiconductor Leaders Speak, Part 5
Apek Mulay  
8/6/2014   (5) comments
The level of competition is on the rise, but there's little consensus on the best way to proceed.
What's Next? Semiconductor Leaders Speak, Part 4
Apek Mulay  
7/31/2014   (2) comments
Industry trends invariably affect the semiconductor industry -- but a macroeconomic lens puts things in a new perspective.
What's Next? Semiconductor Leaders Speak, Part 3
Apek Mulay  
7/24/2014   (10) comments
Customer demand, technology changes, and supplier relationships all impact the the semiconductor market.
What's Next? Semiconductor Leaders Speak, Part 2
Apek Mulay  
7/18/2014   (5) comments
Semiconductor leaders speak to the future of the semiconductor industry, calling for collaboration and innovation.
Streamlining the Supply Chain With PIM
Jennifer Krizanek  
7/16/2014   (3) comments
Product Information Management systems can go a long way toward greasing the wheels of a global distribution system.
Why HP, Dell, EMC, and Oracle Are Transforming Channels
Revving Revenue  
7/14/2014   (1) comment
Some major players are making major changes to their channel strategies. Here are five reasons why that is happening.
IoT Group Defines Comms Spec
Rick Merritt  
7/10/2014   (5) comments
A number of the world's largest technology companies, including Dell and Broadcom, are coming together to set industry standards for the Internet of Things.
What's Next? Semiconductor Leaders Speak, Part 1
Apek Mulay  
7/9/2014   (10) comments
We're looking at what leaders at top semiconductor industry veterans see on the horizon for the industry -- and discussing it with a macro-economic lens.
IPC's 'Meet the Policymakers' Program Hosts Congressional Visits From Coast to Coast
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6/30/2014   Post a comment
IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries co-hosted congressional visits to Optimum Design Associates and JPS Industries.
Build a Trade Secret Bulwark, Block by Block
Craig Moss  
6/30/2014   (1) comment
A new framework for protecting trade secrets offers companies a practical, step-by-step guide, from asset inventory to risk analysis and protection measures.
Cyber Espionage Spells Trouble for High-Tech Supply Chain Planning
At the Source  
6/25/2014   (8) comments
The US has China in its sights over the issue of cyber espionage. Smart supply chain execs need to keep their attention on this evolving issue, which could impact product demand.
Wearables Get a New Interface
Daniel Kurz  
6/24/2014   (13) comments
A researcher in augmented reality at Metaio describes how he first came up with the idea for a thermal touch interface for wearable devices.
American Component Exchange Adds More American-Made Products With Rayovac
EBN Newswire  
6/24/2014   (2) comments
American Component Exchange is distributing several Rayovac lines, including AA, AAA, C, D, and 9v commercial and industrial batteries
Trade Secrets: Protecting Your Key Assets
Craig Moss  
6/23/2014   (19) comments
Companies need to take measures to prevent the theft of critical trade secrets along global supply chains -- a threat that is growing with the fragmentation of supply chains, digitization of information, and increasingly competitive marketplace.
Colonial Circuits 1st to Earn Certification as Qualified Manufacturer to IPC-1071
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6/20/2014   Post a comment
IPC’s Validation Services Program has awarded its first IPC-1071 Qualified Manufacturers Listing to Colonial Circuits Inc.
Amazon’s Fire Phone: It's Good for Bezos, Not So Much for Us
Junko Yoshida  
6/19/2014   (3) comments
Amazon's Fire Phone features new technologies such as Firefly and dynamic perspective. But Amazon's strategy -- pushing its own hardware, not the app, so closely tied to its own store -- raises some serious questions.
Tens of Thousands of Designs & Counting: Digi-Key’s Free Scheme-it Circuit Design Tool Gets Upgraded
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6/19/2014   Post a comment
Digi-Key Corporation announced new enhancements to the popular Scheme-it circuit design tool, available at no cost on the Digi-Key website.
X-Factor Communications Signs Agreement With Avnet Embedded to Deliver New Digital Signage & Enterprise Mobile Messaging Solutions in the Americas
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6/18/2014   Post a comment
X-Factor Communications has signed a distribution agreement with Avnet Embedded for the delivery of turnkey digital signage, mobile, and enterprise communications products and services in the Americas.
Avnet Memec & InvenSense Expand Their Partnership to Include a Rep Agreement
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6/18/2014   Post a comment
Avnet Memec has been appointed as a European representative for InvenSense International.
Avnet Technology Solutions & HP Unveil HP All-in-One PCs to Drive Mobile Connectivity in Indonesia
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6/18/2014   Post a comment
Avnet Technology Solutions announced an agreement to distribute the HP Slate 21 Pro and HP Pro One 400 AIO PC in Indonesia.
Infographic: State of ROHS 2 Compliance
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/13/2014   (12) comments
RoHS 2 deadlines are on the horizon. We're close to compliance but gaps remain.
Get Press Attention at Trade Shows
Mark Shapiro  
6/13/2014   (2) comments
High-tech organizations should use face-to-face get togethers as an opportunity to build the brand.
IoT & the Innovation Gap
Christian DeFeo  
6/11/2014   (9) comments
Too often, innovation gets mired in the corporate mindset. To move ahead, organizations need to find ways to allow innovation without complete assurance of ROI.
Avnet Electronics Marketing Opens Registration for X-Fest 2014 Technical Seminars
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6/11/2014   Post a comment
Avnet Electronics Marketing announced registration is now open for X-fest 2014 technical workshops in North America and Europe
Know Cost & Options Before You Design SoC
Junko Yoshida  
6/10/2014   (1) comment
eSilicon launches new web-based tools letting IC designers explore design and delivery options before they start designing new SoCs. It's equivalent to what Kayak is to consumers when travel shopping.
Avnet Electronics Marketing Introduces New Artix-7 50T FPGA Evaluation Kit
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6/10/2014   Post a comment
The Artix®-7 50T FPGA Evaluation Kit with the Xilinx® Artix®-7 FPGA uses half the power and doubles performance over previous generations
Day-to-Day Facilities Management Saves Big Money in Fab
Mary E. Shacklett  
6/5/2014   (4) comments
As shifts in demand and pricing changes the math on electronic components, organizations need to look closely at fabrication planning.
Why I Prefer to Create My Own PCB Symbols
Aubrey Kagan  
6/4/2014   (6) comments
Aubrey Kagan knows he is old school, but he prefers it when his work looks good, and he feels it adds to the understanding of the circuit.
Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas Distributes Samsung Electro-Mechanics’ Haptic Motors
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6/3/2014   Post a comment
Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas is now offering Samsung Electro-Mechanics' line of Linear Resonance Actuators.
Akros Silicons GreenEdge Products Strengthen Digi-Key's Power Management IC Portfolio
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6/3/2014   Post a comment
Digi-Key Corporation announced a global distribution agreement with Akros Silicon.
Avnet Technology Solutions Expands Distribution Agreement With VCE Into Latin America & Caribbean to Help Accelerate the Adoption of Vblock Systems
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6/3/2014   Post a comment
Avnet Technology Solutions said it has been selected as a solutions distributor in Latin America and Caribbean for VCE.
SunLED Distribution Agreement Enhances Digi-Key's Commitment to Innovative Illumination
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6/3/2014   Post a comment
Digi-Key Corporation announced a global distribution agreement with SunLED.
MACOM Announces IP Licensing Program for GaN-on-Silicon Technology
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6/3/2014   Post a comment
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. announced an IP licensing program for Gallium Nitride on Silicon technology.
Designer's Notebook: How NOT to Do It
Michael Dunn  
6/3/2014   (1) comment
Some products have so many problems, it's astounding they made it out the door.
Infographic: Electronic Component Counterfeiting & Product Life Cycle
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/30/2014   (6) comments
Product life cycles and counterfeit components are clearly related. Here's a look at how the way we manage end of life on components can increase the use of counterfeit components.
Software-Defined Storage Improves IC Time to Market
Mary E. Shacklett  
5/29/2014   Post a comment
Software-defined storage has hit the consciousness of the general public with the advent of IBM's Watson. Now, however, the same technology is being leverage to ensure IC production.
Death, Injury & Supply Chain Security
Bruce Gain  
5/28/2014   (3) comments
With the evolution of the Internet of Things, the electronics industry needs to take a good hard look at managing security concerns.
Army to Big City: 3D Printing Reshapes the Supply Chain
Ariella Brown  
5/26/2014   (7) comments
More than just a geeky novelty, 3D printing has potential to streamline the supply chain. The US Army has already found some solid applications.
Teardown Compares Combo Sensors
Romain Fraux  
5/21/2014   (1) comment
The latest nine-axis combo sensors from Bosch, InvenSense, and STMicro have similar costs, despite different designs, according to a System Plus Consulting chip teardown.
Mentor Graphics & Digi-Key Bring Professional EDA Software to the Engineering Masses
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5/20/2014   Post a comment
Digi-Key has collaborated with Mentor Graphics to create a concept-to-prototype design tool targeted for green-field projects before transition to production.
Product How-to: Smart Home Technology by GreenPeak Technologies
Steve Taranovich  
5/20/2014   (3) comments
The smart home is here today and is driven by the multiple system operators (MSOs) or the cable/phone companies.
Deal Negotiation: How Chip Makers Can Regain Control of Their Margins
Chanan Greenberg  
5/19/2014   (13) comments
OEMs are always looking for semiconductors that provide more performance and lower prices. Semiconductor makers need to learn better negotiation.
Accusations in GM Scandal Trickle Down the Supply Chain
Bruce Gain  
5/15/2014   (1) comment
GM has been in the cross hairs for not bringing product failures to light. Further down the supply chain, though, partners may be deemed equally at fault.
Mouser Shipping Freescale Freedom Development Platform for Xtrinsic Sensors
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5/15/2014   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now shipping the Freescale Freedom Development Platform for Xtrinsic Sensors
Mouser Stocking Analog Devices AD9625 Evaluation Boards
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5/15/2014   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics, Inc. is the first to stock the Analog Devices AD9625 Evaluation boards, the AD9625.2‑0EBZ
Allied to Carry Brady Cable Labeling Products
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5/15/2014   Post a comment
Allied Electronics, a trading brand of Electrocomponents, has agreed to distribute Brady industrial cable labeling and signage products
Design Accurate Voltage & Current Outputs With Maxim Alameda Reference Design, Only at Mouser
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5/15/2014   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics, Inc. is the first to stock the new MAXREFDES24 Alameda Reference Design from Maxim Integrated
Central Semiconductor Expands Digi-Key's Discrete Semiconductor Offering
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5/15/2014   Post a comment
Digi-Key Corporation has a global distribution agreement with Central Semiconductor, manufacturer of innovative discrete semiconductors
Mouser Stocking Analog Devices AD9680 ADC Evaluation Boards
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5/15/2014   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics, Inc. is shipping the new Analog Devices AD9680 Evaluation boards, the AD9680-1000EBZ
The Internet of Things Will Thrive by 2025
Latest Research  
5/14/2014   (4) comments
Many experts say the rise of embedded and wearable computing will bring the next revolution in digital technology.
Business for Engineers: Reshoring?
Henry Davis  
5/13/2014   (7) comments
It's time for executives and politicians to demonstrate leadership and start planning an orderly return of critical engineering jobs.
Intel’s Foundry Goal: Next-Gen Systems?
Tam Harbert  
5/13/2014   (10) comments
Intel's foundry profile is on the rise, but the question remains about where the chip maker really intends to go.
WEEE Creating a Recycling Boon
Logical Link  
5/12/2014   (2) comments
A newly minted recycling program has the potential to create new sourcing opportunities.
Infographic: Where's the E-Waste Going?
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/9/2014   (25) comments
The e-waste problem is huge... and growing. It's time for the electronics industry to take stock and decide upon a path forward.
How to Create an Effective Online Pressroom
Mark Shapiro  
5/9/2014   (4) comments
Want to get the word out about your electronics products? Make sure it's easy for the press to work with your organization.
Paper Batteries: Are They for Real?
Steve Taranovich  
5/8/2014   (7) comments
When I first heard about paper batteries, I was skeptical. I have worked with companies that had batteries on mylar and similar materials, but paper?
Securing the Semiconductor Supply Chain
Jeffrey Simon  
5/8/2014   (2) comments
It's time for semiconductor manufacturers to step up and ensure the integrity and validity of devices in the supply chain.
Let Engineers Define the Specs
Todd Marcucci  
5/7/2014   (4) comments
Units of measure don't always make sense when left in the hands of bureaucrats.
Leading Solar Module Suppliers Extend Dominance in 2013
Latest Research  
5/7/2014   (1) comment
The year 2013 marked the turnaround of global PV markets and the recovery of leading players in the photovoltaic industry.
Security Demands Hardware Improvements
Chris O'Reilly  
5/6/2014   (4) comments
High-performance security features -- integrated into silicon hardware -- allow network managers to more thoroughly and more intelligently inspect, encrypt, authenticate, and secure Internet traffic at wire speeds. Parts Search

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