2018 Global Outlook Challenges Planning Assumptions

Steering a global business through the political, economic, social, and technology landscape is challenging at the best of times. Looking ahead to 2018, key planning assumptions are changing fast, according to recently launched research by the Frontier Strategy Group. Political transitions and policy incoherence, a brittle economic recovery, localization pressures and digital disruption all factor…

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Manufacturing the Smart Way

Smart manufacturing is coming, and those wanting to realize benefits sooner may find directional guidance through the use of digital twins. Digital twins may help manufacturers cross the Internet of Things divide, and allow manufacturers to innovate supply chain practices, monitor remote assets and improve overall decision-making, according to ABI Research. These virtual models of…

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RFMW, Keysight Sign Distribution Agreement

RFMW Ltd. and Keysight Technologies of Santa Rosa, California, have announced a distribution agreement effective January 2, 2018. Keysight designs and manufactures high frequency, InP and GaAs MMIC devices providing broadband performance from DC to 110GHz. Product families include switches, attenuators, amplifiers, mixers, limiters, frequency doublers, detector diodes and prescalers. RFMW Ltd. is a specialized…

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ECIA Announces New CEO

ECIA announces Bill Bradford will assume the President and CEO position, transitioning in Q1 2018 as John Denslinger steps down. Bill Bradford has over 30 years of experience in the electronic components industry, having led the global sales organizations for Freescale, ON Semiconductor and Entropic Communications. He also served as President and CEO of Minco…

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Embedded Device Maker Adds Real-World Additive Manufacturing

The supply chain is abuzz with discussion of disruptive technologies in manufacturing, from artificial intelligence to 3D printing. However, until recently, real-world examples have been sparse. Now, however, at least some technologies are hitting adoption in more visible ways. Phytec, a global maker of microprocessor-based solutions for industrial embedded devices, announced, for example, that it…

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