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Can Drones Cut Your Logistics Costs?

Demand for drones is sizzling. Formally known as aerial unmanned aircrafts, drones can potentially reduce product delivery times and costs for manufacturers, retailers and service providers across sections of the economy, including the high-tech industry where some see its utility in fostering better and tighter inventory management. So far, though, few companies in the electronics…

Futuristic Distribution Hubs for Future Electronics

The Future Electronics Inc. building in Leipzig, Germany, looks modern but fairly conventional from the outside. Inside, though, the future of electronics component distribution is being redefined. While the distribution warehouses that brought electronics manufacturing to the 21st Century were good and capable the industry’s needs have radically changed. Future Electronics’ highly-automated distribution centers in…

10 Trends That Will Drive Manufacturing in 2015

Manufacturing activity in the U.S. has been steadily growing all year, and capital investment usually accompanies growth. Over the next few years, manufacturers will be leaning more heavily on IT to help them face the challenges of emerging markets; compliance; and increasing efficiency, IDC Manufacturing Insights reports. Connectivity will play a major role in helping…

NAND Flash Market Primed for 12% Growth in 2015

Taipei – Good news for buyers and manufacturers of NAND Flash. Lower production costs for NAND Flash thanks to improving technology will drive higher demand for devices, including SSDs and eMMCs, next year, according to DRAMeXchange, a research division of TrendForce. The NAND Flash market is forecast to reach as high as $27.6 billion at…

5 DRAM Trends to Watch in 2015

Memory chip makers have never had much problem selling lots of DRAM, but making money at it hasn’t always been easy. According to TrendForce, 2014 will be one year that’s been profitable for the memory market, and if it’s up to vendors, 2015 will be as well. Tier-one manufacturers, benefiting from the global smartphone boom,…

Microchip is Past “Small Correction”

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) this week said the “small correction” it experienced earlier this year is in the rear-view mirror as the vendor of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions amended its forecast for its fiscal third quarter of 2015. Microchip now expects net sales to be down between 2 percent and 5 percent…