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Asia-Pacific dominates IC sales in 2015

Asia-Pacific’s grip as the dominant market for IC sales is forecast to strengthen in 2015 with the region expected to account for 58.9% of the $295.0bn IC market this year, according to IC Insights. The forecast marketshare represents an increase of 0.5 percentage points over the 58.4% share that the Asia-Pacific region captured in 2014.
4th September 2015

Microsemi provides space-age power, comms & avionics

Microsemi provides space-age power, comms & avionics
Microsemi has announced that its industry-leading space solutions are onboard NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto. The Microsemi products onboard include power supplies, electromechanical latching relays, several JANS class diode and transistor discretes, and RTSX-SU FPGAs which are used in imaging cameras providing high-resolution images, as well as in the comms, avionics and payload systems.
4th September 2015

July European semiconductor shipments reached $2.837bn

Semiconductor shipments in Europe in July reached $2.837bn, an increase of 0.4% from the $2.837 reported for June, according to the European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA). The figures, based on the latest WSTS report, show that increased revenues in Europe in July were mainly driven by solid demand for MPUs and logic semiconductor devices. The memory segment also grew vigorously in July, with increased revenues in the Total MOS Memory, Total MOS DRAMS, and Flash categories. All figures represent a three-month rolling average. 
4th September 2015


Flexible batteries will become a $400m market in 2025

Primarily by enabling new products, the thin flexible batteries market is set to be worth $400m in 2025 mainly. By Raghu Das, CEO, IDTechEx.
4th September 2015

Five connected media-enabled devices per home by 2019

By 2019, the global installed base will equate to every household containing five connected media devices. North America will remain top-dog as the world’s most mature hardware market, with Americans having more than 10 devices per household. But it’s hard to overemphasise just how ubiquitous and pan-regional this wider opportunity is.
3rd September 2015

Altair reduces development-cycle turnaround time by 20%

Cadence Design Systems has announced that Altair Semiconductor has adopted the Cadence Palladium XP platform for the verification and validation of its IoT SoC designs. Using the Palladium XP platform, Altair is able to conduct SoC hardware and software integration and validation three to four months ahead of silicon availability.
3rd September 2015

China: drag on semiconductor market?

The Chinese stock market (as measured by the Hang Seng Index) dropped 11% from 14th August to 24th August over concerns of a slowing economy. In reaction, the U.S. stock market (as measured by the S&P 500) dropped 11% from 17th August to 25th August. The China market has since rebounded 2% while the U.S. market rebounded 5%. Will a slowing China drag down the global economy? China accounts for about half of the global semiconductor market. Will slowing semiconductor demand in China lead to a major slowdown in the global semiconductor market?
2nd September 2015

Exclusive deal covers sockets and interconnects

Exclusive deal covers sockets and interconnects
Luso Electronics is to be the exclusive UK distribution of Andon’s sockets and interconnects. Headquartered in the US with an ISO 9001 production facility, Andon manufactures IC sockets, adapters, board-to-board interconnects and contact/terminal products. Besides stock products in large or small volumes, Andon can also deliver bespoke interconnect solutions, which Luso can help design and develop for UK customers.
2nd September 2015

UI innovations are transforming HMI

According to the Future of Customer Experience with User Interface Technologies analysis from Frost & Sullivan, the future of UIs will largely rely on touchless, hands-free operation. Technologies like gesture recognition, image recognition and Natural Language Processing (NLP) will be increasingly used to design accessible UIs that enable secure, reliable and touchless interactions.
2nd September 2015

Industry veterans strengthen Electro Rent Europe's UK push

Industry veterans strengthen Electro Rent Europe's UK push
Electro Rent Europe has named two industry verterans to key positions within its new UK office. Mike Sullivan (pictured) becomes Business Manager, UK, and Stephen Skinner has been appointed Account Manager.  The appointments follow the recent opening of Electro Rent Europe’s UK office, which will provide customers with localised stock and support.
2nd September 2015


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