Europe, the Middle East and Northern Africa are emerging as centers of MEMS R&D and fabrication.
Today’s health care providers are under immense pressure to improve the quality of care, lower costs and provide quick compliance with regulatory requirements. Many providers have realized that mobile technology can help them meet those expectations efficiently and cost-effectively.
The chip industry’s balance of supply and demand should begin to realign as the year progresses. Indeed, 2012 will end up being slightly better than was previously expected, thanks to an ever-increasing reliance on outside foundries for production, particularly for high-volume, high-margin ICs used in tablets and smartphones.
Maxim Integrated Products’ July acquisition of Austrian startup SensorDynamics gives the Silicon Valley company a solid technology play in the growing combination inertial sensor market niche, and likely makes Maxim a serious contender in the even bigger emerging market for integrated sensor solutions.
The increasing focus on renewable energy and clean technology is creating growth opportunities for electronics manufacturing service providers. For EMS providers, executing and delivering low-cost products on schedule are the keys to success.
Single-function devices once dominated the mobile phone market. Huge technological gains made in the short have changed the very idea of the mobile phone.
The majority of transmission substations are already fully automated. The automation gap for the coming smart grid exists for distribution substations and distribution circuits. Where's the potential for electronic suppliers?
Smaller form factors, improved performance and reduced cost are the key drivers behind the rush to 3-D packaging for ICs. The 3-D IC market could surpass the $4.5 billion mark by 2016.
The launch of revolutionary products such as the iPhone rocked the electronics world and again brought the value of product design to the forefront. As demand grows for sleeker, thinner and faster products, product design will be crucial for achieving competitive advantage. Hence, OEMs are focusing on the next disruptive technology and product design that will shake up existing product platforms and propel companies past their rivals.
Apple Inc.’s nextgeneration handset is likely to run a bit faster; sport a somewhat larger, higherresolution display and camera; and link to faster (HSDPA+) networks. But the incremental upgrade will not merit the name iPhone 5. We give the handset a C for effort and dub it the iPhone 4+.
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