Global semiconductor sales down 1.2% in April 2020
Global semiconductor sales in April 2020 were $34.434bn, up 6.1% versus the same month in 2019, the European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA) reported based on the latest World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) figures.
Capacitive sensors market size worth $40bn by 2026
The worldwide capacitive sensors market is anticipated to reach around $40bn by 2026 according to a new research published by Polaris Market Research. In 2017, the consumer electronics segment dominated the global market, in terms of revenue.
The impact of the new COM-HPC standard
It’s been three years since the latest Computer on Module (COM) specification, COM Express 3.0, was released for industry use. Now, the embedded computer industry is on the verge of a new standard: COM for high-performance computing (COM-HPC), which is due to be ratified this year.
How children can still get into STEM during lockdown
In almost all of walks of life, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, STEM has an influence on what we do, whether that be taking medicine, using a smartphone, travelling from A to B, or making sense of numbers and graphs — something we’re all having to appreciate more right now. By Caitlin Purvis
Businesses go digital to survive COVID-19
As a result of Covid-19, two-thirds (58%) of UK companies are overhauling their business strategies, with half looking to invest in digital. According to research conducted by Opinium and LiveArea, IT infrastructure (57%) and online commerce (41%) will serve as the key components of future business investment.
More than 88% of organisations use cloud computing
O’Reilly has released the survey findings of its latest report, ‘Cloud Adoption in 2020’, that captures the latest trends in cloud computing, microservices, distributed application development, and other critical infrastructure and operations technologies.
Banks ramp up tech recruitment in response to COVID-19
New tech roles in banks has increased by a staggering 46% in the last three years, making traditional banks the most prominent recruiter for tech professionals. To date, a third of overall job vacancies within banks is now tech related - jumping from less than a quarter (23%) just three years ago.
Fingerprint-on-display market takes off in 2019
Global shipments of fingerprint-on-display (FoD) sensors expanded by nearly a factor of eight in 2019 as these devices increasingly replace conventional silicon-based capacitive chips in smartphones.
European electronic components market trends Q1 2020
The European electronic components Distributor Total Available Market (DTAM) emerged from a technical recession and returned to growth in the first quarter of 2020, reported Adam Fletcher, Chairman of the International Distributors of Electronics Association (IDEA).
Uncertainties keep European DMASS guessing
Slow demand, combined with general economic uncertainties, built a perfect basis for a weak beginning to 2020, only to be aggravated by the global pandemic a.k.a. COVID-19. Consequently, according to DMASS, the European electronic components market didn’t find the spark to get ignited for growth. Nor did distribution.