IHS forecast for USB Type-C device shipments

USB Type-C Adoption Keeps Growing Across Industry Segments

The transition to USB Type-C (USB-C) connectors is well underway across industry segments. The capability of simultaneous transfer of data and video combined with fast charging is leading the adoption of USB-C in smartphones, laptops and vehicles. Devices that have at least one USB Type-C port is forecast to reach nearly five billion devices in…

LEDinside: Capacity expansion at top Chinese LED chip manufacturers

China’s LED Chip Capacity Expansion Halts Price Hikes, Tight Supply

Rising LED chip prices, experienced over the past 18 months, are coming to an end in the fourth quarter of 2017 thanks to production capacity expansion by Chinese suppliers. The largest Chinese LED chip manufacturers including San’an Optoelectronics and HC SemiTek have recently lowered their prices, signaling an end to price hikes and undersupply in…

7-Axis Combo Sensor Costs 10% Less Than a Component Solution

InvenSense, now part of TDK, introduced the industry’s first 7-axis combo sensor that integrates a 6-axis inertial sensor (incorporating a 3-axis gyroscope and a 3-axis accelerometer) and a MEMS capacitive barometric pressure sensor. Targeting drone and other motion tracking applications, the new 7-axis motion tracking device can cut costs, save board space and deliver a…

NAND Flash Prices to Drop 5% in Q1; Oversupply Forecast

NAND flash prices are expected to fall by five percent in the first quarter of 2018 due to production capacity expansion and lower demand during the traditional off-peak season, according to DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. Demand from notebook, tablet and smartphones (primarily Chinese branded) is expected to fall by more than 15 percent in the…

IDC’s 10 Supply Chain Predictions for 2018

The supply chain is undergoing major changes as the manufacturing sector ramps up its effort to adopt new capabilities and technologies around advanced analytics, cloud networking, the internet of things (IoT), and blockchain. The supply chain’s core goals of improving productivity, quality, service and cost efficiency remain unchanged. However, what is shifting is how these…