Electronic components distributor Q1‘21 performance
The latest figures from IDEA reveal signs of unusual market conditions for electronic components distributors. Each month the International Distribution of Electronics Association (IDEA) collates the statistical data reported by its member associations throughout Europe, which it consolidates before publishing the figures as headline information.
Machine vision accelerating image sensing
Image sensing is an essential capability, utilised across multiple applications that range from webcams and smartphone cameras to autonomous vehicles and industrial inspection. The brand new report from IDTechEx, ‘Emerging Image Sensor Technologies 2021-2031: Applications and Markets’, comprehensively explores the market for emerging image sensors, covering a diverse range of technologies that span from thin film flexible photodetecto...
How data centre trends impact the thermal interface materials
The past year has seen many of us working from home and spending a lot more time using streaming services and staying indoors. This has caused a greater demand on data centers worldwide leading to increased sales of equipment.
IC Insights raises its 2021 worldwide IC Market Forecast to +24%
In this month’s June Update to The McClean Report, IC Insights has presented its latest forecasts for the 2021 through 2025 IC market segmented by 33 major product types, 32 of which are expected to register growth this year.
Managing supply chains in a rapidly changing market
It is safe to say that last 12 months have been unlike any other for so many sectors, but the electronic components market supply chains in particular has struggled with a series of upheavals that could not be foreseen. Simon Meadmore, Global Head of IP&E, and Lee Turner, Global Head of Semiconductors and SBC, Farnell explains.
Electronics distributors surf wave of booming market
Electronic Specifier's Mick Elliott takes a closer look at the current challenges faced by electronics distributors.
Addressing the UK’s digital skills deficit
According to Deloitte, over the next decade, the current outdated system of education and workplace training could see the UK forgo up to £140bn in economic growth from missed opportunities in intelligent technologies, such as artificial intelligence and automation, which will in turn undermine our future prosperity. Deloitte has also found that just 18% of business leaders believe that school leavers and graduates have the digital skills a...
Demand for unmanned traffic management systems to surge
As of now, North America accounts for a majority of the market share for unmanned traffic management (UTM) systems, followed by Europe. This is due to high penetration of autonomous aerial vehicles, UAVs, conventional aircraft, and drones in the region.
Aerogels: is China taking over the market landscape?
The high-volume production of silica aerogel products is not a new business. Despite being known since the 1930s, the adoption of the ultralightweight insulator has faced many false-starts across the 20th century; the commercial ramp-up has only been seen in the last two decades, but it has still not been the rapid profitable expansion model that many hoped.
Automotive IC marketshare slips in 2020
In this month’s June Update to The McClean Report, IC Insights has presented its forecast for IC usage by major product type and end-use application (i.e., computer, communications, consumer, automotive, industrial, and government/military) through 2025.