GaN Microelectronics Device Market Growing

While military applications continue to drive the GaN device market, commercial applications have emerged that will help fuel rapid market growth. The recently released Strategy Analytics GaAs and Compound Semiconductor Technologies Service (GaAs) Forecast and Outlook, “GaN Microelectronics Market Update: 2012-2017”, concludes that the overall GaN microelectronics device market closed 2012 with revenues of slightly…

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Apple Preps Supply Chain for Battle Ahead

With the launch of new products just months away, reports suggest Apple Inc. is somewhat uncertain about the strength of its supply chain execution. Undoubtedly, Apple executives have a lot to think about. Unlike those years when Apple introduced the first iPad or launched its first iPhone, the company now has formidable competition from Samsung…

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The Supply Chain After the Disaster

When disaster planning for the supply chain, people rarely talk about what happens when parts and devices are damaged but not ruined. However, in the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, the Thailand floods, and the hurricanes and tornadoes in the US, it's high time for this conversation to start happening in a big…

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Walk Where Counterfeiters Won’t Go

Walking where counterfeiters can’t and won’t go isn’t difficult. It just requires rigorous compliance with commonsense practices and the willingness to spend a few extra bucks upfront to avoid much bigger costs and embarrassment down the road. To start, though, companies must recognize the growing dangers counterfeits and substandard parts pose to the electronics supply…

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Molex PoE Magnetic Jack Saves PCB Space

Lisle, Ill. − Molex Inc. has launched its next-generation Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) plus magnetic PDJack connectors that simplify implementation and support PoE standards in networking devices. The single-port controller integrates power device controller circuitry and PoE functionality in a single solution for a space savings of up to 75 percent on a PCB compared to discrete…

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