STMicro & Memoir Unveil Memory Technology

STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced today its close collaboration with Memoir Systems has made the revolutionary Algorithmic Memory Technology available for embedded memories in application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and Systems on Chips (SoCs) manufactured in ST’s fully-depleted silicon-on-insulator (FD-SOI) process technology.  When integrated into products made…

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Avnet EM has MicroZed 7020

Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today introduced the MicroZed™ 7020 System-on-Module featuring the Xilinx® Zynq®-7000 XC7Z020-1CLG400C All Programmable SoC, with three times more programmable logic, allowing engineers to run more complex applications for models in evaluation and prototyping, embedded SOM, embedded vision, test and measurement, motor control, and software-defined…

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Electronics Outlook 2014: Low-Growth & Uncertainty

The electronics market is sliding into low growth or even negative growth territory with many of the industry’s bellwether manufacturers rolling out fourth quarter revenue guidance that have largely fallen short of analysts’ consensus estimate. And while almost nobody is trotting out the dreaded “downturn” word yet, concerns are building up in the industry over…

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Supply Chain Software Spending No Panacea

According to IDC's latest figures, IT spending on supply chain management software will surge from $3.9 billion in 2013 to $4.5 billion in 2015. Breaking down the numbers further, spending on demand sensing and planning applications will increase from $329 million to $390 million. These estimates are spelled out in an IDC Manufacturing Insights report…

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DNA Marking Roils Anti-Counterfeit Camp

No matter what the supply chain has done to thwart counterfeit components, bogus parts continue to creep into the channel. The latest effort to stop counterfeiting – by marking components with a unique identifier made out of plant DNA – is not being embraced by all members of the supply chain, including some of its…

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IPC: PCB Bookings Below Parity

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the September findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales and order growth remained slow in September and the book-to-bill ratio slipped below parity to 0.98.  Sluggish Growth Persists Total North American PCB shipments decreased 0.7 percent in September 2013 from September 2012 …

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Rambus Pursues Disposable PicoCam

Rambus is developing a so-called pico-camera, a lens-free device significantly cheaper and smaller than today's tiniest imagers. The technique still requires significant computation to deliver even a blurry image, however the company sees an initial opportunity to enter the market as a thermal camera. The company created an 80 micron diffractive grating from which it…

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