Wireless: A Bright Spot for Semiconductors

Sales of wireless semiconductors grew almost four percent, reaching $56 billion in 2015, while revenue for the total semiconductor market dropped two percent to $347 billion, according to IHS Inc. The wireless market includes logic and analog semiconductors used in a variety of connectivity, mobile phones, media tablets, and mobile infrastructure applications. Due to lower…

TI Tops Industrial Semiconductor Ranking

Texas Instruments was ranked the top vendor of semiconductors in the industrial sector in 2015, according to Semicast Research. Rounding out the top five are Infineon Technologies, Intel, STMicroelectronics, and Renesas Electronics. Semicast estimates TI’s market share at 8.1 percent, followed by Infineon (6.8%), Intel (4.9%), STMicroelectronics (4.4%) and Renesas (3.8%). “Intel passed STMicroelectronics to become the…

How to Improve the Supply Chain with KPIs and Big Data

Successful supply chains measure key performance indicators (KPIs) to determine how well their organizations are performing to drive operational excellence, and have “open and honest” relationships with their suppliers and customers, according to a new report released by ASQ. “Supply chain KPIs must be in line with the goals of your customers and that businesses need…

Digital Collaboration to Drive Supply Chain Efficiency

More organizations are investing in business-to-business electronic integration (B2Bi) and are reaping the benefits of lower costs and higher efficiency, according to a new study released by the University of Tennessee’s Global Supply Chain Institute, in collaboration with B2B integration provider DiCentral. The study, Transform Your Supply Chain with Collaboration, also finds that 96 percent…

Update: Prepare for Tight Supply of Mil-Spec Connectors

Update includes statements from ITT’s Interconnect Solutions business and Amphenol. Buyers of mil-spec connectors could face short supply of certain mil-spec products due to recent stop shipment orders issued by Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Land and Maritime. This could also translate into millions of dollars of connector inventory sitting on distributor shelves that can’t be…

High Bandwidth Demand Drives Fiber Optic Connector Designs

The adoption of mobile devices, running data-intensive applications, and 4G LTE networks are a few of the key factors driving the demand for high bandwidth requirements. The recent Optical Fiber Communications (OFC) conference showcased the latest new products to meet the growing requirements for fiber optic connectors used across these growing high-bandwidth applications. The global…

Newark element14 Launches MSP CapTIvate MCU Dev Kit

Newark element14 today announces the launch of  Texas Instruments’ MSP CapTIvate™ microcontroller (MCU) development kit, a comprehensive, easy-to-use platform providing real-time sensor tuning, all without writing a single line of code. The modular design, easy-to-access data and application orientated approach of the MSP430FR2633-based MCU board, contained within the kit, makes it ideal for application in, for example,…