Manufacturers Optimistic About US Economy

Manufacturers are upbeat about the United States' economic prospects for the next 12 months, despite ongoing concerns about global economic growth, legislative pressure, and lack of demand. The attitude has notably improved compared to last year, and optimism for economic outlook among US industrial manufacturers is at its highest level in five quarters, according to…

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US Electronics Growth Slow, Steady

Both US economy and electronics industry statistics released this week point to a slight uptick in economic growth, which is a potentially positive indicator for the rest of the year. For the second quarter of 2013, the United States economy was up 1.7 percent, according to the US Commerce Department. Although modest, this upturn is…

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ARM Hits 50% Market Share in Automotive

According to findings from the 2013 edition of Semicast’s Embedded Processing Service, the market share for ARM-based embedded processors in the automotive sector is judged to have passed fifty percent in 2012.  Semicast defines embedded processors to include 32-bit microcontrollers and microprocessors, as well as ASICs, ASSPs and FPGAs with an integrated 32-bit core; 8/16-bit…

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SSD Market Scores Big in Q1

 Solid-state drives (SSD) got a huge push in the first quarter from greatly expanded usage in ultrathin/Ultrabook PCs as well as in PC tablets, where shipment volume to those sectors tripled within a year’s time in a mighty display of growth, according to the latest Storage market tracker report from information and analytics provider IHS…

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