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MLCC shortage leads to new industry focus in 2019

MLCC shortage leads to modular-focused shift in 2019, according to industry expert

Component miniaturization has a physical limit. With “more Moore” becoming a distinct challenge for component OEMs to live up to, the most innovative R&D and Industrial Engineering corporate backrooms look to...
Micron layoffs

Micron is cutting jobs due to slow sales, US-China trade war

Micron Technology, Inc. has generated $13.7 billion in revenue in the first half of 2019, but the company is currently in the process of reducing its workforce. On Saturday, the Idaho...
Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou allegedly admits to selling US tech to Iran

On Wednesday, a new Bloomberg report offered new details about the arrest and detention of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou. According to newly released court documents, a Canadian border agent questioned Meng...
Types of computer chips

Guide to the major types of computer chips

Semiconductors can be a daunting concept to grasp for those new to the industry. What exactly is a semiconductor, and how do semiconductors relate to computer chips? Semiconductors are materials that are...
IoT is revolutionizing the machine industry

3 Ways IoT technology is improving heavy machinery usage

The emergence of Internet of Things (IoT) technology is easily one of the greatest innovations of the 21st century. Indeed, IoT tech is being used to revolutionize the textile, retail, and personal communications industries. Notably,...

10 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Influence Electronic Components Supply Chain

Artificial Intelligence is being implemented by companies all around the world; one particular sector that will see massive benefits is Supply Chain Management for Electronic Components. Properly utilized, AI can provide...
Semiconductors and Internet of Things

The future of the semiconductor industry is the Internet of Things

As semiconductors are essential to the production of microelectronics, they occupy an indelible place in today’s technology-dominated marketplace. Indeed, worldwide semiconductor sales in 2018 are expected to exceed $463 billion. But...
A Nokia phone sends data to China

Nokia phone sends unencrypted data to China

Recently, there’s been a lot of talk in the technology community regarding the use of Huawei electronics in the United States. Tech experts have argued that because Huawei is a Chinese company,...
Texas Instruments designs chips for next gen auto cockpitsvideo

Texas Instruments’ chips are powering tomorrow’s smart cars…today

In the past, consumers prioritized features like fuel economy, towing capacity, and reliability when purchasing a vehicle. While buyers still factor these qualities into their purchases, they now look for maximum...
Component obsolescence demonstrated by evolution of light bulbs

Component Obsolescence and How to Address it

Component obsolescence frustrates many an engineer, supply chain manager, and tech executive. The phenomenon leaves manufacturers and distributors alike in precarious situations. As technology advances, players in the tech industry must adapt...

GM, LG Chem to build $2.3 billion electric vehicle battery plant...

The electric vehicle trend is growing at breakneck speed. More battery-powered cars are appearing on the streets every day as consumer demand continues to...