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Display Makers Face Price Dilemma

It’s a classic dilemma for suppliers: prices decline more rapidly than manufacturing costs. Currently, display manufacturers are facing a squeeze as shipments of five-inch full-high-definition (FHD) mobile phone panels declined by 34 percent last year while manufacturing costs fell only 14 percent, according to IHS. Smartphone prices continue to fall, according to the researcher, so…

LCD, OLED Display Markets to Continue Growth

For users, few things are as important on their electronics devices as the display. For mobile devices, touch screens control the device in addition to being the visual center for information. For consumer electronics such as televisions, the display is almost the only thing that matters. Display technologies are not necessarily locked in a battle for…

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Let’s Call Apple’s Supply Chain What it Really Is

What makes one supply chain superior to another? That’s a question that I’ve been mulling over since Apple Inc. announced that the launch of the Apple Watch has been delayed. Once again, Apple is missing a product release because of an alleged faulty component. And once again, Apple tops Gartner’s Top 25 Supply Chain list.…

Digi-Key Goes Global with Supply Chain Support

Digi-Key Corp. is intensifying engagement with small to medium-size OEMs by expanding globally a range of programs it has instituted to support customers demanding supply chain management activities. The component distributor says the supply chain functions are complementary to the design chain services it is reputed for, noting these will remain at the core of…

Wearable Sensors to Grow 45.2% Through 2020

The burgeoning wearable electronics market would likely not exist if it weren’t for wearable sensors. The global wearable sensors market was valued at $70 million in 2014, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 45.2% from 2014 to 2020, according to a recent report. Wearable sensors are one of the most important components…

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…