Woodstock Wire: Industry News

August 05, 2020

Achieving fast, accurate patient diagnoses with molecular test technology

Aspencore -- EDN - During these unprecedented times, people around the world have been concerned about the accuracy and availability of testing for the COVID-19 pandemic. Traditionally, samples for potential viral infections are tested at a central lab, where trained...

August 05, 2020 04:56 PM

August 04, 2020

U.S. Manufacturing Activity Expands to 18-Month High

Aspencore -- EPS News - U.S. manufacturing activity in July expanded to its highest level in nearly 18 months as orders and production rose despite a resurgence in global Covid-19 cases. The Institute for Supply Management's factory index, the PMI, increased by 1.6...

August 04, 2020 06:16 PM

ecsn Forecasts Market Decline Will Slow in H2

Distribution -- Disti Blog - The UK electronic components market declined 10% in the first half of 2020 compared to the same period last year, according to Electronic Components Supply Network (ecsn).

According to ecsn chairman Adam Fletcher, the outcome for the UK...

August 04, 2020 06:07 PM

August 03, 2020

electronica plans scaled down exhibition

Media -- eeNews Europe - A scaled-down electronica trade show will take place in November in Munich with 1194 exhibitors across seven halls, but with extra digital sessions. Electronica is planning a scaled down exhibition in Munich in November alongside...

August 03, 2020 05:54 PM

Consumer Electronics Show Goes Virtual Due To COVID

Media -- PYMNTS.com - The giant Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which draws tens of thousands of marketers, tech enthusiasts and reporters each year to Las Vegas, has become the latest victim of the resurgent coronavirus pandemic.

The CES said on Tuesday (July...

August 03, 2020 03:18 PM

August 02, 2020

Electronica 2020 is Officially On, While CES Goes Virtual

Aspencore -- EETimes Europe - The organisers of November's Electronica 2020 tradeshow, the biggest electronics industry meetup in Europe, have said that the show will go on in the wake of the global pandemic that has heavily disrupted events, conferences and tradeshows...

August 02, 2020 11:02 PM

July 30, 2020

Learn the History of GPS From Its Founders

Electronics -- IEEE Spectrum - The four fathers of the Global Positioning System [from left] Richard Schwartz, Bradford Parkinson, James Spilker, Hugo Fruehauf at the 2019 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering award ceremony in London...

July 30, 2020 05:33 PM

200 Million 5G Smartphones Expected to Arrive in 2020 | Weekly Global Update for July 29, 2020

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - A look at Walt D. Custer's take on the second half of 2020 in electronic manufacturing, an update on Europe's PCB market, and cloud services are expected to grow into the rest of the year. This and more in the Weekly Global Update.

July 30, 2020 05:08 PM

July 29, 2020

Semiconductor Industry Braces for U.S.-China Tech Cold War

Aspencore -- EPS News - Editor's note: The decline of the U.S. semiconductor industry has as much to do with decades of American inaction as with China's aggressive industrial policy. As a result, few chips are 'made in America.' This Aspencore Media special project...

July 29, 2020 08:50 PM

OEM Business Update: COVID-19 Impacts Markets

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - A business update for original equipment manufacturers (OEM), with accompanying charts and figures for the following sectors: semiconductor equipment, instrumentation equipment and mil/aero equipment.

July 29, 2020 03:03 PM

July 27, 2020

Poll: Economists Predict Two-Plus Years For US Economy To Recover

Media -- PYMNTS.com - As lockdowns resume in many U.S. states from a surge in coronavirus cases, a poll suggests the economic recovery has slowed.

In a Reuters survey, economists warned any job recovery is on track to be reversed as the number of COVID-19 cases...

July 27, 2020 05:00 PM

Big Tech CEOs Will Head To Capitol Hill On Wednesday

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google CEO Sundar Pichai are now scheduled to appear before a Congressional subcommittee exploring competitive practices among Big Tech Wednesday (July 29) instead...

July 27, 2020 03:10 PM

July 24, 2020

Covid Economy: How Damaged Are We?

Aspencore -- EETimes - How seriously has the global Covid virus infected the electronics industry? Six months since the pandemic touched all corners of the world is a good time to assess the depth and width of the damage done. One question looms large in the minds...

July 24, 2020 11:23 PM

July 23, 2020

Changes on the Horizon for IT Spending, Tech Manufacturing | Weekly Global Update for July 22, 2020

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - European electronics saw a mix of results in the electronic supply chain in May, gold reaches a 9-year high in price, and business is improving in Germany's electronic industry. This and more in the Weekly Global Update.

July 23, 2020 05:06 PM

July 19, 2020

Celebrating the Life of Roboticist Grant Imahara, "MythBusters" Cohost

Electronics -- IEEE Spectrum - Grant Imahara takes a selfie with Boston Dynamics' SpotMini robot at the 2018 IEEE Vision, Innovation, and Challenges Summit & Honors Ceremony.

THE INSTITUTE Grant Imahara, who cohosted...

July 19, 2020 10:02 PM

July 16, 2020

53% of enterprises spending more than $20 million a year on AI technology, talent

Enterprise -- ZDNet Blogs - Among seasoned adopters, 68% have spent more than $20 million over the past year on AI, according to Deloitte.

July 16, 2020 07:10 PM

If Data Is the New Oil, Who Profits from Connected Vehicles?

Aspencore -- EETimes - If data is indeed the new oil, then the new wildcatters will be those trying to tap the exabytes of data from connected vehicles. Toyota wants to be one of them.

Naturally, car OEMs stand to be the primary beneficiaries of data generated by...

July 16, 2020 04:49 PM

Good News in the Computing, PCB Markets | Weekly Global Update for July 15, 2020

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - PC and tablet shipments saw a rebound last season, Taiwan and China are seeing signs of growth and Dr. Nakahara shares his list on the top 25 global PCB companies. This and more in the Weekly Global Update.

July 16, 2020 03:08 PM

July 15, 2020

Analog Devices-Maxim Deal Portends Distribution Shakeup

Aspencore -- EPS News - If past is prologue, Analog Devices Inc.'s $20 billion acquisition of Maxim Integrated Products Inc. will prompt a major shake-up in its electronics distribution channel. When ADI acquired Linear Technology in 2017, it consolidated its global...

July 15, 2020 04:25 PM

July 13, 2020

China Faces Covid-19, Trade War & 'Decoupling' from Others

Aspencore -- EETimes - China is preparing for the worst case scenario: 'decoupling" of its technology development from other regions.

The crisis in the global semiconductor industry that started with the U.S.-China trade war has not abated. The economic impact of...

July 13, 2020 05:08 PM

July 12, 2020

Reviving High-Touch Business Models for the Social Distancing Era

Think -- MIT Sloan Management Review - The demand for many products and services has evaporated over the past several months as consumers have altered their typical patterns while adhering to stay-at-home orders and social distancing practices. But a unique set...

July 12, 2020 09:10 PM

July 10, 2020

Recovery Mixed as Impact of Coronavirus Continues in Electronics Industry | Weekly Global Update for July 8, 2020

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - June PMI information was released, semiconductor sales saw a year-over-year increase in May and the effects of the pandemic are seen in the May Factory Orders report. This and more in the Weekly Global Update.

July 10, 2020 12:42 AM

July 07, 2020

Automotive Power Electronics Market Projected To Reach $4.7 Billion by 2025: MarketsandMarkets

Media -- ElectronicsB2B - Asia-Pacific likely to emerge as the largest automotive power electronics market said the report The increasing use of mechatronics devices and comfort features inside the vehicle is expected to result in the dominance of body...

July 07, 2020 04:18 PM

July 06, 2020

Goldman Sachs Drops GDP Estimate; Expects Lower Growth This Quarter

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Goldman Sachs economists have revised their forecast for 2020's economy downwards, but still think things could be back on track by around September, Bloomberg reports.

Goldman Sachs said the new restrictions imposed by some states to help...

July 06, 2020 04:14 PM

July 04, 2020

How Innovative Technology Disrupts the Electronics Distribution Industry

Aspencore -- EETimes - Every once in a while, a company comes along with an innovative technology to completely disrupt an industry. That's the case with Sourceability and the electronics distribution industry. Founded on July 15, 2015, in Doral, Florida, Sourceability...

July 04, 2020 07:40 PM

July 02, 2020

Bill Gates: How the pandemic will shape the near future

TED2020 -- Bill Gates talks best (and worst) case scenarios for the coronavirus pandemic in the months ahead, explaining the challenges of reducing virus transmission, providing an update on promising vaccine candidates, offering his thoughts on reopening and even taking a moment to address conspiracy theories circulating about himself.

July 02, 2020 05:23 PM

More Positive Signs, but Recovery Timeline Still Uncertain | Weekly Global Update for July 1, 2020

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - A PMI update showing a possible rebound, the latest on world and U.S. economic growth, and a look at why the top 10 semiconductor suppliers have beat the odds in the market. This and more in the Weekly Global Update.

July 02, 2020 01:43 AM

June 30, 2020

Dr. Alessandra Nardi Receives Marie R. Pistilli Women in Engineering Achievement Award

Business Wire -- Dr. Alessandra Nardi, software engineering group director at Cadence Design Systems, has been selected as the 2020 recipient of the Marie R. Pistilli Women in Electronic Design Award, a prestigious annual honor that recognizes individuals who have significantly...

June 30, 2020 10:54 PM

Taiwan's Electronic Fence System

Aspencore -- EETimes - Taiwan has earned global praise for its effective campaign to limit the coronavirus, a program that includes having launched an "electronic fence" - tracking people via their mobile phones to ensure that quarantined people remain in their homes.


June 30, 2020 10:01 PM

Will Industry 4.0 ever truly be realized?

Aspencore -- IoT Times - In the recently published article "Is Industry 4.0 a Pipe Dream?", author Claudia Jarrett explores the topic of the Industrial Internet of Things, or IIoT, or better yet, Industry 4.0, and how the ideas and visions around what this emerging...

June 30, 2020 09:57 PM

June 29, 2020

Ranking How National Economies Adapt to Remote Work

Think -- MIT Sloan Management Review - The lockdowns due to COVID-19 have underscored the degree to which some people are better able to work from home than others because of their occupations, home situations, or other factors. And what is true of individuals...

June 29, 2020 12:48 AM

June 26, 2020

Podcast: Robots are the new recruits on the pandemic's front lines

Think -- MIT Technology Review - We give robots some pretty scary and stressful jobs: cleaning up nuclear sites, inspecting pipelines from the inside, exploring the frozen wastes of Mars. The arrival of the coronavirus has transformed more familiar settings,...

June 26, 2020 04:27 PM

How the US lost its way on innovation

Think -- MIT Technology Review - In early March I started getting calls from people trying to respond to what was clearly turning into a global pandemic. A government agency that funds R&D wanted help connecting its research teams with experts on scale-up and...

June 26, 2020 04:26 PM

A wake-up call for the business world

SupplyChain -- Software AG - The shutdown of offices, retail outlets and other businesses around the world has been an inevitable consequence of a human tragedy.

June 26, 2020 04:08 PM

June 25, 2020

SnapEDA launches SnapInsights, Analytics for Electronic Component Suppliers

Aspencore -- EPS News - SnapEDA today announced the launch of a new analytics service for component suppliers, SnapInsights. The service provides business and engineering executives with instant insights into how engineers discover, design-in, and ultimately purchase...

June 25, 2020 10:28 PM

Is Industry 4.0 a Pipe Dream?

Aspencore -- EETimes - Despite the global hype about Industry 4.0, the phenomenon has remained mostly theoretical.

Trade media has been awash with articles about Industry 4.0 for several years - but where does the concept originate from? Back in 2011, Dr Henning Kagermann,...

June 25, 2020 10:26 PM

The Recession's Impact on Analytics and Data Science

Think -- MIT Sloan Management Review - The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic is having a dramatic negative impact on economies in the U.S. and worldwide, and unemployment rates are soaring. Given the economic disruptions, it seems likely that many countries in...

June 25, 2020 06:53 PM

A pandemic-generated sea change alters the course of B2B ecommerce

Web Marketing -- Digital Commerce 360 - Manufacturers and distributors involved in B2B ecommerce ended 2019 anticipating that, 2020 would be another year of steady growth in ecommerce, even while trade wars and other economic factors might slow manufacturing productivity...

June 25, 2020 06:52 PM

June 24, 2020

Let's Get the Industry Moving Again

Media -- eBOM - This year has seen one of the worst financial crises since 1929, the Wall Street Crash. The economy has seen a rough start to 2020, with thanks to COVID-19 causing mass disruption for manufacturers globally and over 437,000 deaths within seven...

June 24, 2020 02:52 PM

June 23, 2020

How EV growth impacts on a greener, more efficient automotive supply chain

Media -- eeNews Europe - The speed with which electric vehicles (EV) are being adopted globally is fundamentally changing the economics and dynamics of the automotive industry.In addition to escalating demand for electric cars and vans with ever greater...

June 23, 2020 02:27 AM

June 18, 2020

China Sees Beginnings of Recovery; Difficulties Remain Elsewhere | Weekly Global Update for June 17, 2020

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - As China sees signs of progress in the industry, neighboring Taiwan is has yet to see the same economic incline. Additionally server revenue declined globally. However, spending for semiconductors is forecast to increase this year compared...

June 18, 2020 03:38 PM

June 15, 2020

Research: How the electronics industry is responding to COVID-19

Media -- Electronic Engineering Journal - Embedded design consultancy ByteSnap Design has revealed the top concerns and priorities for UK electronics companies in its new report: Navigating COVID-19: The New Normal.

To develop the report ByteSnap Design surveyed...

June 15, 2020 04:29 PM

Future of Work in Electronics: Interdisciplinary Integration

Aspencore -- EETimes - Interdisciplinary integration needed

Companies are beginning to understand that agility is not some vague virtue. Agility has specific goals, and there are specific processes for achieving those goals. We recently spoke with Yole CEO Jean-Christophe...

June 15, 2020 01:52 AM

June 14, 2020

Making the C.A.S.E. for Mobility's Future

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - What do Amazon, GM, Samsung, Honda, Blackberry and AT&T have in common?

Aside from being household names, they are among the many companies shaping the future of mobility.

June 14, 2020 09:12 PM

June 11, 2020

B2B ecommerce in 2020 will grow new and different ways

Web Marketing -- Digital Commerce 360 - Last year and the current 12 months are two different stories but with each leading to the same ending.

In 2019, all forms of B2B digital commerce-electronic commerce, electronic data interchange, e-procurement, B2B marketplaces...

June 11, 2020 05:57 PM

Challenging 2H 2020 Ahead for Electronics Industry | Weekly Global Update for June 10, 2020

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - The U.S. Department of Commerce published its report on shipments, orders and inventories for April, WLAN market segments rose over 2 percent, and smartphone shipments are expected to drop almost 12% this year. This and more in the Weekly...

June 11, 2020 04:58 PM

June 10, 2020

Arrow sits comfortably as number one among distributors

Media -- Evertiq - SourceToday has rolled up their sleeves and taking it upon themselves to analyse the world of electronic component distribution.

June 10, 2020 08:30 PM

June 05, 2020

Retailers Seek New Digital Places To Meet Consumers As Spending Patterns Change

Media -- PYMNTS.com - The past several months have been largely defined in the retail world by merchants and brands making quick digital pivots to stay...

June 05, 2020 05:41 PM

June 04, 2020

Growth Expected in Servers, Wearable Devices | Weekly Global Update for June 3, 2020

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - 5G phones will make up more than 10% of shipments in 2020, an update on Q120 economic growth for supply chains, and April saw...

June 04, 2020 04:45 AM

Global Distributor Group Tackles Tariff Inefficiencies

EPS NEWS - Barbara Jorgensen -- Two years ago, the U.S. and China began a tariff war that changed the face of international trade. Tech companies in particular deal with a series of rules and regulations that lack consistency across the globe.

Electronics distributors handle many of the components, services and IT equipment that pass through the international supply chain. The newly-formed Global Electronics Distributors Association (GEDA) will tackle - among other issues -- standards for processing and reporting tariffs that will reduce inefficiencies caused by new regulations.

June 04, 2020 01:06 AM