CES 2014: It’s More Than Gadgets

Everyone knows the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is all about showcasing the latest and greatest electronic gadgets. Sure 4K ultra HD (UHD) TVs are pretty amazing, and so are the curved TVs, as well as some of the wearable devices and tablets crammed with all kinds of functionality. But these devices wouldn’t exist without…

Flexible Displays Debut at CES

One of the advantages of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology is the ability to build a display on a flexible surface such as plastic. LG Electronics announced at CES that it will ship a curved smartphone using a flexible display to the U.S. market in the first quarter. The announcement stirred excitement at the International CES 2014, according to…

America Semiconductor: ‘Start-up’ With a Focus on Distribution

Semiconductor start-ups aren’t quite as common as they were 20 years ago, and even fewer have their roots in New Jersey. But America Semiconductor LLC isn’t a typical start-up. The company entered the semiconductor market with experienced management, solid financing and existing relationships with fabs. Electronics Purchasing Strategies Managing Editor Barbara Jorgensen had the opportunity…

Sensors to Play Key Role in IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT), like Big Data, is expected to drive the next wave of high-tech growth – including electronic components. “The explosion of IoT activity over the next few years will be driven by the nexus of low cost sensors,” according to Andrew Milroy, Vice President, ICT Practice, Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific,…