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UK/Ireland distribution market tipped for 2017 growth

UK/Ireland distribution market tipped for 2017 growth
Distribution industry association afdec is forecasting a 2.5 per cent uptick in UK and Ireland component distribution sales to £1.08bn in 2017. Analyst Aubrey Dunford says that semiconductors are fuelling the growth, and that distributors are growing their share of the overall electronic components total available market (TAM).
4th December 2016

Lux Award added to Gooee's list of 2016 prizes

Lux Award added to Gooee's list of 2016 prizes
The Connected Lighting Innovation of the Year category at the Lux Awards 2016, has been awarded Gooee, the enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) platform designed for the LED lighting sector. The judges cited its ‘extraordinary toolbox of technology’ as ‘ahead of its time in both scale and ambition.’ 
2nd December 2016

The IP landscape of advanced fan-out packaging

In today's fast-growing fan-out market showing an 80% increase between 2015 and 2017, it is essential to deeply understand the patent strategies of the key players. The Technology Intelligence and IP Strategy Company, KnowMade, has thoroughly investigated the fan-out packaging patent landscape and has released a patent landscape analysis entitled Fan-Out Wafer Level Packaging. 
2nd December 2016


RS strikes deal to make Raspberry Pi in Japan

RS strikes deal to make Raspberry Pi in Japan
To meet growing demand in Asia/Pacific region, RS Components (RS), and the Raspberry Pi Foundation have announced that its latest iteration Raspberry Pi 3 credit-card-sized single-board computer will be manufactured in Japan under a local contract manufacturing arrangement.
2nd December 2016

Qualtek and Digi-Key celebrate 30 years of partnership

Qualtek and Digi-Key celebrate 30 years of partnership
A meeting took place between Qualtek Electronics met with Digi-Key, to honour the company with a plaque commemorating the 30-year partnership between the two companies. While visiting, Qualtek used the opportunity to present Digi-Key with the 2015 Distributor of the Year Award in person.
2nd December 2016

The next 30 years with SCADA

The next 30 years with SCADA
Undergoing a step change, industrial SCADA is taking part in the move from proprietary code to next-gen technologies such as compatibility with SQL Databases and Cloud Computing .NET, OPC UA and HTML5. All part of moving towards a more connected world, SCADA are following the natural progression oriented towards technologies of the immediate future.
1st December 2016

Infineon to acquire Wolfspeed for $850m in cash

Infineon Technologies and Cree have announced that Infineon has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Wolfspeed Power and RF division ('Wolfspeed') of Cree. The deal also includes the related SiC wafer substrate business for power and RF power. The purchase price for this planned all-cash transaction is $850m (approximately €740m).
1st December 2016

IPC seeks to boost jobs, growth and investment

IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries has issued a position paper, “The New EU Skills Agenda: Addressing the Skills Gap Facing the European Advanced Manufacturing Industry” in support of the EU Skills Agenda which seeks to improve the quality of European labour market.
1st December 2016

What's in it for me?

What's in it for me?
  A survey of 1,004 British consumers carried out by One4all Rewards for the Consumer Rewards Review revealed that more than 1 in 4 (25%) now expect to be offered some sort of gift or offer, in exchange for their loyalty to a brand. 
1st December 2016

Renesas wins triple award for its semiconductor solutions

Renesas wins triple award for its semiconductor solutions
During Panasonic Corporation's Excellent Partners Meeting, Renesas Electronics was honoured as 'Best Partner'. The Best Supplier Award recognises the contribution made by Renesas in the development of automotive infotainment systems and other products.
1st December 2016


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