Woodstock Wire: Industry News

October 22, 2020

Strong Computing Growth, but IC Component Supply Tightens | Weekly Global Update for Oct. 21, 2020

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - The International Monetary Fund published projections for 2020 and 2021, Europe's manufacturing update and more in the Weekly Global Update.

October 22, 2020 03:30 PM

October 19, 2020

China Reports Faster Economic Recovery After Bringing COVID-19 Under Control

Media -- Time - Business - China's economic growth accelerated to 4.9% over a year earlier in the latest quarter as a shaky recovery from the coronavirus pandemic gathered strength.



Figures announced Monday for the three months ending in September...

October 19, 2020 04:55 PM

October 18, 2020

Engineers Are Busy, But Happy With Their Jobs

Aspencore -- EPS News - Engineers aren't that different from procurement professionals -- they have more to do and less time to do it. And, like purchasing experts, they are happy with their jobs.

More than 1,400 engineers participated in a semi- annual survey conducted...

October 18, 2020 03:23 AM

Digital transformation is not (JUST) ecommerce

Think -- Nimble Gravity - While we believe most companies benefit from moving their product catalog and service offerings online, a digital transformation is much more than simply a better website or an online store. Here are five ideas for digital transformation...

October 18, 2020 02:34 AM

Trump and Dr. Fauci are fighting over COVID-19 - and now Bill Gates is getting involved

Tech -- BGR - Dr. Anthony Fauci was not happy with a recent Trump campaign video that used his remarks about the coronavirus out of context.



Trump, in response, called Fauci a "Democrat" and said that he keeps him around because "he's a nice guy."

Bill Gates...

October 18, 2020 01:32 AM

Google launches a suite of tech-powered tools for reporters, Journalist Studio

Tech -- TechCrunch - Google is putting A.I. and machine learning technologies into the hands of journalists. The company this morning announced a suite of new tools, Journalist Studio, that will allow reporters to do their work more easily. At launch, the suite...

October 18, 2020 12:50 AM

October 16, 2020

India's Electronics Industry: One Of The Fastest-Growing In The World

Media -- ElectronicsB2B - Global shifts in trade policies, like the US-China face-off, as well as the pandemic that has shown that dependence on one country for electronics raw materials can be a dangerous strategy, have given India a chance to step up....

October 16, 2020 04:08 PM

October 15, 2020

Signs of Strength in Global Manufacturing, Markets | Weekly Global Update for Oct. 14, 2020

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - A look at rising PMIs, the market in China and Taiwan, a decline in North American PCB sales and more in the Weekly Global Update.

October 15, 2020 03:27 PM

October 12, 2020

How to Make Diversity and Inclusion Part of Your Company's DNA

Enterprise -- SAP - According to Oxford Languages, DNA is "the fundamental and distinctive characteristics or qualities of someone or something, especially when regarded as unchangeable." It is interesting to me that they provide the following statement as an example...

October 12, 2020 12:36 AM

October 08, 2020

After a Rough 2020, European Business Conditions are Improving

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Data and other performance indicators of the European electronics supply chain.

October 08, 2020 03:04 AM

October 06, 2020

Girls' Interest in Computer Science Still a Challenge

Life -- Gallup Headlines - A new Google/Gallup report shows boys in grades seven to 12 are nearly three times as likely as girls to say they may pursue a career in computer science.

October 06, 2020 07:04 PM

Women in Electronics Announces 4th Annual Leadership Conference

Media -- Electronics News Post - Women in Electronics, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the professional and personal development of women in the electronics industry, today announced its 4th Annual Leadership...

October 06, 2020 05:56 PM

October 05, 2020

Israel: Startup Powerhouse

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - Israel is at the front of pack with China and the United States when it comes to tech startups. But when it comes to large, indigenous tech giants, the country is nowhere to be seen.

Virtually every major semiconductor company...

October 05, 2020 03:10 PM

October 04, 2020

Google to pay out $1B to publishers to license content for new Google News Showcase

Tech -- TechCrunch - Google has long had a frenemy position with regards to the world of news: it can direct a lot of traffic to online publishers, but that's only if people bother to click on links after getting the gist of the story from Google itself (and...

October 04, 2020 09:56 PM

The 10 most influential women in tech right now

Think -- Big Think - The tech industry may be dominated by men in terms of numbers, but there are lots of brilliant women in leadership positions that are changing the landscape. The women on this list are founders of companies dedicated to teaching girls to code,...

October 04, 2020 03:41 AM

October 01, 2020

What Can the Electronics Industry Expect in 2021?

Media -- eBOM - This year has been a tough time for all industries, especially the electronics sector. From COVID19 to trade wars, many businesses, small and big, did not make it through without redundancies, furloughs, minimising office space or even resulting...

October 01, 2020 05:18 PM

Key Financial Leaders Offer Dueling Economic Forecasts

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Is the U.S. economy in a V-shaped recovery or should we brace for a long and bumpy road ahead?

It depends on who you listen to, with two key economic and financial leaders offering very different forecasts on Tuesday (Sept. 29).

Larry Kudlow,...

October 01, 2020 03:50 PM

Consumer Confidence Index Up In September

Media -- PYMNTS.com - The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index increased in September, after slipping in August, according to the Consumer Confidence Survey released Tuesday (Sept. 29).

The Index now stands at 101.8 (1985=100), up from 86.3 in August....

October 01, 2020 03:49 PM

A Q3 Upturn in the Electronics Supply Chain | Weekly Global Update for Sept. 30, 2020

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Exploring a likely upturn in Q3, September PMIs, the new report on U.S. electronic supply chain orders and more.

October 01, 2020 03:11 PM

September 29, 2020

What are Electronic Components? Types, Classification and Major Applications of Electronic Components.

Media -- ELE Times - An electronic component is any basic discrete device in an electronic system used to affect electrons or their associated fields. They are the elements of circuit which helps in its functioning. Electronic components have a number of electrical...

September 29, 2020 07:54 PM

September 28, 2020

The Next Wave Of Consolidation

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - End markets and technologies are changing, stock prices are up, and interest rates are down. Those are the necessary ingredients for acquisition binging. So why isn't much happening?

The answer is that more industry consolidation...

September 28, 2020 03:54 PM

U.S. Business Activity Dips in September: IHS Markit

U.S. News -- U.S. business activity nudged down in September, with gains at factories offset by a retreat at services industries, suggesting a loss of momentum...

September 28, 2020 03:16 PM

Without Trade Shows, What Are We Missing...Really?

Aspencore -- EETimes - "An all-digital CES 2021 will allow the entire tech community to safely share ideas and introduce the products that will shape our future. You'll be able to participate in all the awe-inspiring moments of CES wherever you are..."

September 28, 2020 02:08 AM

September 27, 2020

Amazon Sidewalk Eyes IoT Beyond The Connected Home

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Call it "home connectivity beyond the home."

eCommerce giant Amazon announced new details this week about Amazon Sidewalk, its bid to create a distributed (localized) IoT network. Amazon announced plans for Sidewalk last year, and the company...

September 27, 2020 10:14 PM

September 24, 2020

Slow, but Steady: Manufacturing Growth Continues | Weekly Global Update for Sept. 23, 2020

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - This August, semiconductor billings increased 32.5%, military revenues by country and supplier are available and sanctions may disrupt NOR flash supply. This and more in the Weekly Global Update.

September 24, 2020 02:36 PM

September 22, 2020

The business case for IoT-as-a-service

Tech -- FutureIoT - As a technology, the internet of things (IoT) has been around for decades. IoT sensors can be found across a wide range of applications from sensors that detect luggage tags at airport conveyor belts directing these to their appropriate loading...

September 22, 2020 05:25 PM

September 21, 2020

Smartphone market to fall 7.9% from $458.5bn in 2019 to $422.4bn in 2020

Media -- Semiconductor Today - According to a new price band forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, economic uncertainties have increased the downward pressure on smartphone prices globally, with 73% of...

September 21, 2020 10:55 PM

Intel Foundation in 'Million Girls Moonshot' for STEM Diversity

Electronics -- Intel - The Intel Foundation, the STEM Next Opportunity Fund (legacy organization of the Robert N. Noyce Foundation), and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation are joining forces to launch the Million Girls Moonshot movement. Together with...

September 21, 2020 12:25 AM

Catchpoint to Acquire Webpagetest.org

Globe Newswire -- Technology - Acquisition will dramatically boost Webpagetest.org's core capabilities; offering superior performance monitoring to the web performance community Acquisition will dramatically boost Webpagetest.org's core capabilities; offering superior...

September 21, 2020 12:16 AM

September 18, 2020

September 15, 2020

Red Ventures acquires CNET Media Group from ViacomCBS for $500M

Tech -- TechCrunch - Another big M&A play is going down in the the world of media. Publishing group Red Ventures today announced that it is buying CNET Media Group from ViacomCBS for $500 million. The deal will include the eponymous CNET tech site, as well as...

September 15, 2020 05:06 PM

September 14, 2020

Neither Microsoft nor Oracle gets to buy TikTok US: Chinese state media

Tech -- TechCrunch - What a whirlwind of a Monday morning. Shortly after news broke that Microsoft is out of the picture in bidding for TikTok's U.S. operations, and rumors began circulating that Oracle is the winner, China's state broadcaster CGTN reported that...

September 14, 2020 04:42 PM

TikTok reaches deal to sell its U.S. operations to Oracle

Tech -- Digital Trends - TikTok has reportedly struck a deal with Oracle to sell its U.S. operations to the American software giant.

September 14, 2020 04:41 PM

NVIDIA to Acquire Arm for $40 Billion, Creating World's Premier Computing Company for the Age of AI

Globe Newswire -- NVIDIA and SoftBank Group Corp. (SBG) today announced a definitive agreement under which NVIDIA will acquire Arm Limited from SBG and the SoftBank Vision Fund (together, "SoftBank") in a transaction valued at $40 billion. The transaction is expected to...

September 14, 2020 04:09 PM

Deloitte Becomes First Of Big Four To Break Up Business

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Deloitte will be the first of the "Big Four" auditors to break up its business after selecting a new auditing board to undertake the task, according to a report from The Telegraph.

The company, along with fellow Big Four members EY, KPMG...

September 14, 2020 03:52 PM

September 10, 2020

Manufacturing Continues to Gain Strength | Weekly Global Update for Sept. 9, 2020

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - August's PMI is showing signs of improvement, U.S. data shows an increase of orders and shipments in manufacturing, and semiconductor sales increased year-over-year last month, globally. This and more in the Weekly Global Update.

September 10, 2020 04:27 PM

September 09, 2020

The Importance of Electronics in Formula 1

Aspencore -- EETimes - What provides the better edge in Formula 1 - a driver's skills or finely-tuned machine? This debate broke out in the 1980s with the growth of electronic systems on Formula 1 cars. Engineers toil ceaselessly to optimize race-cars, tweaking the...

September 09, 2020 04:18 PM

September 08, 2020

Why your rapport with coworkers is about much more than small talk

Think -- Big Think - A recent Rutgers study has found that although small talk in the office can be distracting, employees and employers alike gain far more from these seemingly trivial interactions than we lose.Non-work banter can lead to more cohesive culture...

September 08, 2020 03:50 PM

Leading the Intelligent Enterprise

Think -- MIT Sloan Management Review - Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning offer new ways to boost productivity, develop talent, and drive organizational change by enhancing managers' ability to make the right calls in complex situations.

Augmented...

September 08, 2020 03:14 PM

September 07, 2020

Women in Electronics Announces Global Expansion Efforts with Inaugural European Chapter

Media -- eBOM - Women in Electronics (WE) announced they are going global, with chapter expansions into Europe beginning this month. This will be the first international chapter for the three-year-old professional association with a focus on women in the electronics...

September 07, 2020 11:17 PM

Electronica moves fully virtual

Media -- eeNews Europe - Electronica 2020 will be a fully virtual event says Messe Munchen after increasing travel restrictions in the Covid-19 pandemic reduced the size of the show.The Electronica organizer had been trying to keep the biennial event "real"...

September 07, 2020 11:15 PM

New head of DARPA is UK electronics graduate

Media -- eeNews Europe - Victoria Coleman, a graduate in electronic computer systems from the University of Salford, has been appointed to head the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

DARPA funds research into concepts and technologies...

September 07, 2020 09:15 PM

Analytics Insight Names 'The 10 Most Influential Women in Technology' in August 2020

Business Wire -- Analytics Insight announces 'The 10 Most Influential Women in Technology 2020' featuring inspiring women leaders.

September 07, 2020 08:40 PM

Taiwan July manufacturing production index up

Media -- DIGITIMES - Taiwan recorded manufacturing production index (2016 as base year) of 116.35 for July 2020, increasing 1.68% sequentially and 2.64% on year, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).

September 07, 2020 02:52 AM

Why Makers Are Crucial to America's Economic Recovery

Media -- Makezine - We welcome a new monthly column by Victor Hwang, formerly VP of Innovation at the Kauffman Foundation., who has started an initiative to encourage more people to "start something" and become "starters." - Dale Makers are amazing hobbyists and...

September 07, 2020 01:35 AM

China overtakes US as world's leading patent generator

Media -- Robotics and Automation News - China has overtaken the US as the world's leading researcher, generating 58,990 patents in 2019 compared with America's 57,840. This is the first time since 1978 that the US has lost its position as the world's leading...

September 07, 2020 12:20 AM

September 06, 2020

82% of employees expected to return to the office in 12 to 18 months, Xerox future of work survey reveals

Enterprise -- IT Reseller - A new global business survey commissioned by Xerox Holdings Corporation shows an estimated 82% of the workforce in respondents' organisations will have returned to the workplace in 12 to 18 months' time, on average.

September 06, 2020 12:23 AM

Digital transformation: How to deal with collaboration fatigue

Enterprise -- The Enterprisers Project - Your team is collaborating at a new level during the pandemic - not just via Zoom calls - and it may be exhausting them. Consider these eight steps leaders can take to fight it

September 06, 2020 12:09 AM

September 05, 2020

electronica 2020 goes completely digital

Aspencore -- EETimes Europe - Ending the will-it / won't it debate going on among some in the electronics industry, Messe Munchen has today decided to hold this November's electronica 2020 as a fully digital event. This follows its statement in July 2020 indicating...

September 05, 2020 09:04 PM

September 04, 2020

Women in Electronics Announces Inaugural European Chapter

Aspencore -- EPS News - Women in Electronics (WE) announced today they are going global, with chapter expansions into Europe beginning this month. This will be the first international chapter for the three-year-old professional association with a focus on women in...

September 04, 2020 07:13 PM