Woodstock Wire: Industry News

January 15, 2021


Media -- Components in Electronics - The Electronics Industry Awards - the premier event for the electronics sector - is back for 2021 to celebrate the very best professionals, products, projects and people, and entries are now open!

Now in its fourth year, the...

January 15, 2021 06:45 PM

January 14, 2021

Chip Shortages, Tight Capacity Impacting Auto Manufacturing | Weekly News Roundup for Jan. 13, 2021

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Impacts of Lixing fab power outage detailed; trends to watch at CES 2021; DRAM and NAND controller prices to rise in 2021; and more of the week's technology headlines.

January 14, 2021 05:55 PM

January 12, 2021

Keysight's 2021 predictions

Media -- eeNews Europe - Jay Alexander, CTO at Keysight gives his predictions for 2021, from AI and 5G to quantum technology, healthcare and driverless carsThe impact of a hybrid workforce on technology development, design and deployment will be addressed...

January 12, 2021 06:54 PM

January 10, 2021

Artificial Intelligence: A core element of the Industry 4.0 Revolution

Media -- ELE Times - There was a time when Artificial Intelligence was considered futuristic. We are using so much AI in our daily lives like navigation systems in cars, fitness apps, Alexa and Siri, Amazon, Netflix, weather forecasting, and high-speed stock trading...

January 10, 2021 03:42 AM

January 04, 2021

Smart agriculture market to be worth $20.6 billion by 2026

Media -- New Electronics - New research from Polaris Market Research suggests that the global smart agriculture market could be worth in excess of $20.6 billion by 2026 growing at a CAGR of more than 14% from 2019 to 2026.

January 04, 2021 05:48 PM

December 30, 2020

Weekly Global Update for December 30, 2020

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - This weekly global update covers supply chain growth and performance, Japanese Domestic Electronics Production, and more.

December 30, 2020 08:41 PM

December 29, 2020

Chinese Officials Join US Politicians In Suddenly Falling Out Of Love With Big Tech

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Big Tech is falling out of favor not just in the West, but in China as well. Recent regulatory crackdowns on Ant Group, Alibaba and Tencent show that China's former tech darlings have run afoul with all-powerful political and regulatory regime...

December 29, 2020 09:23 PM

December 25, 2020

EDS Reschedules 2021 Summit to Aug. 30 - Sept. 2.

Aspencore -- EPS News - The EDS Board of Directors has announced that it will reschedule its 2021 EDS Leadership Summit. Previously set to take place in Las Vegas from May 10 - 14, the dates are now set for August 30 - September 2.

The change in dates also moves...

December 25, 2020 11:15 PM

December 24, 2020

U.S. Industrial Production Rose in October | Weekly Global Update for December 23, 2020

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Semiconductors equipment sales projected to grow and register a new industry record, U.S Industrial production climbs up slightly in November. This and more on the Weekly Global Update

December 24, 2020 09:26 PM

December 22, 2020

Taiwan 2020 output for automotive electronics estimated at NT$280 billion

Media -- DIGITIMES - Taiwan-based makers of automotive electronic components and devices will generate NT$280 billion (US$9.72 billion) in output in 2020, according to Leu Jang-hwa, director general for Industrial Development Bureau.

December 22, 2020 09:32 PM

Europe lays out its plan to reboot digital rules and tame tech giants

Tech -- TechCrunch - European lawmakers have introduced two legislative proposals as part of a major policy reboot to update regional rules for digital business and rein in big tech.

The Digital Services Act (DSA) will update the bloc's long-standing ecommerce...

December 22, 2020 12:01 AM

December 17, 2020

It's Time for Automakers to Get Serious About Safety

Aspencore -- EETimes - According to press reports, Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess expects autonomous vehicles (AVs) to be ready for sale "between 2025 and 2030." I read that headline and thought "Not again, haven't we been here before?" To paraphrase Groucho Marx:...

December 17, 2020 11:59 PM

Forecasts Expect Ongoing Recovery in Q1 2021 | Weekly Global Update for Dec. 16, 2020

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - A look at third quarter supply chain growth, server markets grew worldwide and DRAM prices expected to recover Q1'21. This and more in the Weekly Global Update.

December 17, 2020 11:29 PM

Applied AI in Action: Helping Drug Development

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - One example of how AI delivers efficiencies that can be a boon to industry: alleviating the time and frustrations involved in drug development.

December 17, 2020 11:09 PM

December 13, 2020

Singapore's government launches blockchain innovation program with $8.9 million in funding

Tech -- TechCrunch - A group of Singaporean government agencies is launching a new research program for blockchain technology with $12 million SGD (about $8.9 million USD) in funding. Called the Singapore Blockchain Innovation Programme (SBIP), the project is...

December 13, 2020 04:02 AM

Rollercoaster Year for The Electronics Industry

Media -- eBOM - 2020 has been a turbulent year for the electronics industry, mainly due to the coronavirus pandemic impact and other factors such as Brexit, tariff wars and technology trends taking off. However, the electronics industry seems to be in good shape...

December 13, 2020 03:51 AM

December 11, 2020

Strong Demand for PCs, Smartphones Continues | Weekly Global Update for Dec. 9, 2020

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Semiconductor sales are expected to increase globally, smartphone production is up globally and computer shipments grew YoY in Q4. This and more in the Weekly Global Update.

December 11, 2020 07:36 PM

December 08, 2020

Join Women in Electronics leader Jackie Mattox at Engineering the Conversation

Media -- Electronics360 - The online event is designed to guide sales and marketing managers in the B2B electronics industry through their biggest challenges.

December 08, 2020 06:00 PM

December 07, 2020

How Will Future Cars Interact With Humans?

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - Future automobiles may come with a set of controls very different from what we're used to now. Mechanical knobs and switches already are being replaced by touchscreens, but that's just the beginning.

There are a multitude of...

December 07, 2020 05:40 PM

December 03, 2020

1980 Stouffer's Inn fire memorial

1980 Stouffer’s Inn fire memorial -- December 4th, 1980 was a cold, clear morning at the Westchester Stouffer's Inn. The third-floor conference center was filled with meetings by several unrelated companies – Nestle, PepsiCo, General Foods, The United Brewers Academy, and Arrow Electronics. Meetings were scheduled to start at 10am. Approximately 95 meeting attendees were on the third floor conference center. 26 of those would lose their lives before 10:30am.

December 03, 2020 08:01 PM

November 30, 2020

S&P Global Buys IHS Markit in $44 Billion Deal That Ties Together Two of the Biggest Data Providers to Wall Street

U.S. News -- S&P Global buys IHS Markit in $44 billion deal that ties together two of the biggest data providers to Wall Street.

November 30, 2020 07:51 PM

November 26, 2020

Taiwan electronic component makers remain in high gear in 4Q20, says TIER

Media -- DIGITIMES - Production indexes for Taiwan-based makers of various electronic components for fourth-quarter 2020 remain high, according to Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER).

November 26, 2020 11:18 PM

November 25, 2020

How the Electronics Industry is Tackling Cyber Attacks

Media -- eBOM - Cyber-attacks are an online assault launched by cybercriminals to maliciously disable devices or steal data. Malware covers a broad range of threats, the most common of which include worms, a standalone malware computer programme that is designed...

November 25, 2020 04:08 AM

November 23, 2020

Bob Swan: Open Letter to President-elect Biden

Electronics -- Intel - Bob Swan, Intel chief executive officer, sent the following letter to the president-elect.

The Honorable Joseph R. Biden Jr.

President-elect of the United States

Dear Mr. President-elect,

Congratulations on your election as our 46th president....

November 23, 2020 11:56 PM

New Pandemic Lockdowns Trigger Economic Slowdown In Eurozone

Media -- PYMNTS.com - The eurozone economy is backsliding amid a second lockdown in Europe triggered by a wave of new COVID-19 infections, according to a new analysis by IHS Markit released on Mondsy (Nov. 23).

The flash IHS Markit Eurozone Composite PMI dropped...

November 23, 2020 11:47 PM

November 21, 2020

70% of Senior Executives Want Non-Technical Employees to Have Automation and AI Skills, According to New Study from UiPath

Business Wire -- RPA leader UiPath survey finds enterprise executives are increasingly demanding non-technical employees to have automation and AI skills.

November 21, 2020 09:46 PM

JPMorgan: Spiking COVID-19 Signals Likely Q1 GDP Slump

Media -- PYMNTS.com - A growing wave of coronavirus cases and related restrictions could trigger a decline in first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP), J.P. Morgan economists said in a new forecast, CNBC reported Friday (Nov. 20).

"This winter will be grim,...

November 21, 2020 09:42 PM

November 20, 2020

Virtual Electronica 2020: New Products and an Outlook on Recovery

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - A look at what is expected at Electronica 2020, which will be held virtually this year.

November 20, 2020 11:57 PM

November 18, 2020

WFH, COVID Have Changed Business Travel, Gates Says

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates said he sees big changes on the horizon for business travel once the pandemic is over, with drastic reductions for most companies now that people can work from home, CNBC reported.

Gates said he thinks the...

November 18, 2020 07:56 PM

November 17, 2020

Women in Electronics Welcomes New Advisory Board Member

Media -- Electronics News Post - Women in Electronics (WE), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the professional and personal development of women in the electronics industry, today welcomed Maryellen Stack...

November 17, 2020 06:05 PM

November 16, 2020

Women in Electronics announces Holly Good as WE Recognizes 2020 recipient

Media -- Electronics360 - The award acknowledges women who have demonstrated outstanding achievement of goals to empower, advocate, develop and celebrate women in the electronics industry.

November 16, 2020 06:44 PM

November 13, 2020

electronica 2020 CEO Roundtable: Outlook is Good

Aspencore -- EETimes Europe - At the traditional electronica 2020 CEO roundtable today, the CEOs of Infineon Technologies, NXP Semiconductors, STMicroelectronics and Pepperl + Fuchs provided their thoughts on the impact of Covid-19 on the electronics industry. The...

November 13, 2020 07:08 PM

Collaboration with Electronics Industry Ensures Automakers' Needs are Met

IPC Blog -- Collaboration is touted as a critical element of the automotive industry's solution to navigate the future - whether that be the new normal post pandemic or e-mobility, autonomous, or shared mobility...

November 13, 2020 01:02 AM

November 12, 2020

Growth in PMIs; Sales Improved in Q3 | Weekly Global Update for Nov. 11, 2020

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Global semiconductor sales increased in Q3, September's shipments, orders and inventories have been published and PCB sales are up in North America. This and more in the Weekly Global Update.

November 12, 2020 07:41 PM

November 11, 2020

Selective Redundancy In Cars

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - The automotive industry has been fish-tailing its way through design strategies and electronics architectures, but it finally appears to be honing in on a strategy that actually might work. This doesn't mean fully autonomous...

November 11, 2020 06:12 PM

No Money Down: Car Manufacturers Continue To Add Subscription Options

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Whether it's urban flight, working from home or avoiding mass transportation, the lifestyle changes brought on by the global pandemic are having an enormous impact on the auto industry. And as consumers adopt solutions that suit their new...

November 11, 2020 06:11 PM

November 08, 2020

Power Electronics Forum: Virtual and Vital

Aspencore -- EETimes Europe - Europe's premier electronics event will be an all-digital affair this year as electronica goes virtual for the first time. Slated for Nov. 9-12, electronica will feature a virtual fairgrounds, exhibition hall, and conference area. As...

November 08, 2020 10:24 PM

electronica 2020 to Be Held Digitally

Aspencore -- EETimes Europe - The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic also has far-reaching consequences for the world's leading electronics trade fair and conference. This year, electronica will not take place on-site as an in-person trade fair. Instead, it will be held as...

November 08, 2020 03:04 AM

November 07, 2020

National Society of Black Engineers virtual summit goes live on November 16

Media -- EE World - The National Society of Black Engineers is hosting their "ALL IN" Summit on Wednesday, November 16 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EST.

The NSBE hosts virtual summit is designed to introduce and connect corporations with proven programs to help deliver...

November 07, 2020 10:56 PM

November 06, 2020

Fed Signals Readiness To Act As Coronavirus Escalates

Media -- PYMNTS.com - The Federal Reserve's Thursday (Nov. 5) statement from the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) affirms its position to use the "full range" of tools at its disposal to stabilize the U.S. economy amid the pandemic.

"The COVID-19 pandemic...

November 06, 2020 06:07 PM

November 05, 2020

Supplyframe Study Reveals Path to Recovery in the Global Medical Device Supply Chain

Business Wire -- Supplyframe today announced the results of a medical device supply chain study, which indicates a gradual path to recovery for the MedTech industry over the next 18 months. The Supplyframe study captures a snapshot of where the industry stands, what concerns...

November 05, 2020 09:33 PM

Could the Downturn Have Bottomed Out in Q3? | Weekly Global Update for Nov. 4, 2020

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - In Q3, growth was seen in PCB materials and equipment, passive sales increased 15% YoY and smartphones hit 348 million. This and more in the Weekly Global Update.

November 05, 2020 05:18 PM

November 04, 2020

Automotive chips, components demand turning strong till 1Q21

Media -- DIGITIMES - Demand for automotive power chips and components has started picking up since the third quarter of 2020 after experiencing almost two years of stagnancy, with sales outlook promising for first-quarter 2021, according to industry sources.

November 04, 2020 07:40 PM

November 03, 2020

electronica 2020 Becomes a Digital Gathering

Connector and Cable Assembly Supplier -- Munich's biennial trade show, featuring the latest and greatest electronics components and technologies from around the world, is online this year. Here's what to expect from the virtual version of electronica 2020. In 2020, one conference and trade show...

November 03, 2020 08:35 PM

The Electronics Industry Starts to Ease Out of China

Connector and Cable Assembly Supplier -- The impacts of COVID-19 illustrate the risks involved in centering too much manufacturing, assembly, and intellectual property in one region. Yet the coming implementation of connected technologies, including automation, the Internet of Things, and 5G...

November 03, 2020 08:34 PM

What to Expect at electronica 2020 Embedded Forum?

Aspencore -- EETimes Europe - With electronica being held virtually this year, the embedded forum running alongside it will also be virtual with a complete four-day program covering the various aspects of embedded systems design.

November 03, 2020 08:33 PM

Manufacturing Momentum Predicts Consumer Spend Recovery

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Seems like the rebound has legs.

To that end, the latest data from the Institute of Supply Management (ISM) showed on Monday (Nov. 2) that the U.S. manufacturing sector continued a rebound that has stretched through the past six months,...

November 03, 2020 05:36 PM

November 02, 2020

How Electronics are Keeping Workplaces Safe

Media -- eBOM - As of September 20, 2020, approximately 9.6 million jobs, from 1.2 million employers were furloughed in the UK, due to COVID19. It is estimated the UK government spent 35.4 billion British pounds on the scheme, which is expected to rise to 80 billion...

November 02, 2020 07:11 PM

Big Tech Earnings Cement Digital-First Economic Shift

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Economic headwinds abound. This week marks the culmination of an election season like no other. Virus cases are rising.

But as earnings season nears its inevitable end, the puzzle pieces (in the form of companies' individual reports for the...

November 02, 2020 07:07 PM

November 01, 2020

Book Gives Tools to Evaluate Claims and Predictions

Aspencore -- EETimes - Keeping up with AV developments can feel overwhelming. The fresh and innovative format of the book, "Aspencor's Guide to Sensors in Automotive," seamlessly blends journalistic narrative, top expert input and market analysis to provide an accessible...

November 01, 2020 04:32 AM