Technavio: Top 6 Lithium-ion Battery Vendors

Technavio has announced the top six leading vendors in their recent global lithium-ion battery market report from 2017-2021. This market research report also lists 20 other prominent vendors that are expected to impact the market during the forecast period. Competitive vendor landscape The global lithium-ion battery market is expected to reach USD 81.65 billion by 2021, growing at a CAGR…

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Sager Offers Omron Micro-Displacement Sensor

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Electromechanical and Power components and provider of value-add solutions, is now stocking Omron’s new Z4D-C01 micro-displacement sensor. The reflective type micro-photonic sensor has resolution capabilities to sense displacement of ±10µm. Contact with the object being detected is not necessary thanks to an Omron original design which…

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8 Retail 4.0 Trends Driving the Industry

The transformational shift in how and where consumers shop has been causing major disruption for an age-old industry. Retail, a critical channel for electronics OEMs, is changing faster than ever and with it will come new challenges and opportunities for consumers and brands alike. The good news? Traditional retail will survive, but in a new…

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Harwin Awards Digi-Key

Based on a variety of different key performance metrics, Harwin has awarded Digi-Key with its Global Distributor 2017 Award. The supply chain specialist has achieved an impressive 40% sales growth for Harwin product lines over the course of the last 12 months and established itself as the connector and board level hardware manufacturer’s number one…

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GaN Semiconductor Market to Reach $4.3B by 2025

The global gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductor devices market is expected to reach USD 4.37 billionby 2025, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. The growing applications of GaN in a wide variety of semiconductor devices are expected to augment the market growth. Additionally, the rapid technological advancements in performance of GaN-based semiconductors are anticipated to…

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Intel Takes On AI

The Intel brands is synonymous with the computer chips attested to by the “Intel Inside” tag on hardware. But the company is adapting to today’s computing demands and participating in the advance of artificial intelligence (AI). I spoke with Intel’s chief data scientist Bob Rogers about the company’s direction and the new possibilities opened up…

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Semiconductor Equipment Industry to Reach $55.9B in 2017

Today, SEMI, the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing supply chain, released its Year-end Forecast at the annual SEMICON Japan exposition. SEMI projects that worldwide sales of new semiconductor manufacturing equipment will  increase 35.6 percent to US$55.9 billion in 2017, marking the first time that the semiconductor equipment market has exceeded the previous market high of US$47.7…

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