IoT Hinges on Collaboration

The electronics industry understands that developing and deploying IoT devices and services does not happen in a vacuum. The challenges are enormous. Put simply – the value chain consists of taking what used to be individual devices and appliances, adding intelligence, and then connecting these (potentially) billions of devices over the Internet where the data…

Semiconductor Makers Place Big Bets on the IoT Despite Challenges

Despite the challenges ahead, the semiconductor industry considers the Internet of Things (IoT) to be one of the three biggest growth drivers in the upcoming years, according to a joint study conducted by McKinsey & Company and the Global Semiconductor Alliance.  However, this means semiconductor companies may have to rethink their traditional business models, according…

SCM/Procurement Software Market Grows 11%

Supply chain management (SCM) and procurement software applications grew 10.8 percent in 2014, reaching $9.9 billion in 2014, according to Gartner, Inc. Outpacing most software markets, Gartner attributes solid growth in this software segment to the competitive advantage that the supply chain delivers to businesses in terms of driving business growth goals, including improved customer satisfaction,…

TI Tops Analog IC Ranking

Over the past few years the analog IC market has seen good growth driven by several markets including LED lighting, smart power management, and now wearables, growing nine percent in 2014. Texas Instruments (TI) continues to be the leading supplier of analog devices with $8.1 billion in sales in 2014, increasing its analog market share…

Strong Demand Ahead for PV Inverter ICs

El Segundo, Calif. – The photovoltaic (PV) inverter market is expected to drive semiconductor growth, particularly for discrete and analog semiconductors, over the next three years, according to a new IHS report. Revenue from semiconductors used in PV inverters increased by nine percent in 2014, reaching $386.1 million. IHS forecasts the PV inverter semiconductor market to…

Is Your Supply Chain Organization in a Talent Crisis?

Supply chain executives at U.S.-based global companies believe their organizations lack the needed skills to evolve their supply chains using new technologies and operating models in contrast to top leadership who overwhelming believe their supply chain organizations have the skills required, according to a new Deloitte study. This big disconnect between supply chain executives and…

Integra Expands Value-Added Services for VCC Indicators

Anaheim, Calif. – Integra Electronics, an authorized specialty distributor, has expanded its indicator light design and assembly capabilities to better support standard and custom light indication products from VCC. The expanded services, as part of Integra’s Special Manufacturing Program (SMP), support customers that need short-run, value-added products. As part of the extended partnership, Integra has…