European semiconductor sales up 6.4% in January
The European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA) has announced that European semiconductor sales reached to $3.453bn in January 2021, an increase of 6.4% versus the same month one year ago. This represents a two percent increase compared to the December 2020 total of $3.370bn.
Electronic components network demand and supply
Just as members of the Electronic Components Supply Network (ecsn) predicted in October last year lead-times currently being quoted by manufacturers of electronic components have stepped out, in some cases exacerbated by escalating prices and delayed shipments: According to the association’s Chairman Adam Fletcher, the pendulum of demand and supply in our industry is currently arcing wildly in the direction of tight supply, and with little ...
How creative industries can cut costs while futureproofing their IT
Creative industries are under huge pressure caused by the pandemic. For the SMB sector, there’s never been a greater need to cut costs and futureproof themselves against further economic uncertainty in the coming months. We want to share an example of one British creative technology business which has just released a case study exploring how it pivoted towards a more cost effective IT infrastructure.
CVD graphene for electronic applications in 2021
Given the exciting properties, graphene has always been linked as a revolutionary material for the electronics industry. CVD graphene is cited as the ideal solution in providing a perfect single layer produced in a low cost continuous R2R process, but the manufacturing and commercial reality have proved very different. After a long period of research, and with players regularly exiting and entering the field, we are only now starting to see this ...
Decline eases in European semiconductor distribution
The European semiconductor distribution market seems to have seen the worst back in 2020 and a return to growth is highly likely in 2021. With COVID-19 impact easing and a return to strong growth in Asia driving component demand, the demand in Europe is growing too. However, Q4/2020 still resulted in a slight decline.
What is the future of eSIMs in business?
A new report conducted by Beecham Research and sponsored by Sierra Wireless has found that enterprises are experiencing challenges in achieving the ‘always-on’ connectivity they need for business critical IoT projects, but eSIMs might save the day.
The role of IoT and data in keeping us safe
Here Nick Sacke, Head of IoT and products at Comms365, has discussed how IoT technologies and the use of data can boost and support industries and the wider economy to unlock more efficient and sustainable production cycles, as well as offering greater insights into product value and optimisation to help businesses to survive in the short term and thrive in the future.
C-Suite execs experienced more mental health challenges than employees
Mental health challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted workers differently depending on their seniority, generation, and location according to a new report by Oracle and Workplace Intelligence, a HR research and advisory firm.
Older executives coping with WFH better than millennial leaders
Surprisingly, senior executives aged 55+ have fared better than millennial leaders (aged under 35) during the global pandemic. ABBYY’s COVID-19 Technology and Business Process Report found that since the pandemic, executives of all ages have experienced huge challenges - in the UK alone, 81% of senior decision-makers struggled, particularly with collaborating with colleagues remotely (37%), motivation to work (29%) and productivit...
AI to drive runway foreign object debris detection market
The global airport runway foreign object debris (FOD) detection systems market hit a $36m valuation in 2020, and is poised to reflect a promising growth rate through the forecast period of 2021 to 2031. Airport runway FOD detection system sales are increasingly driven by growth in civilian aircraft fleets.