Contract Manufacturers Use Cloud MES to Bring Industry 4.0 to Reality

The high-tech industry talks a lot about new technologies and how they will transform manufacturing and the supply chain. Until recently, though, we’ve had few real-world case studies that highlight the potential of cloud, additive manufacturing, automation, and more.  Electronics manufacturing services provider Sanmina, though, is putting cloud-based manufacturing execution systems to the test in…

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Hybrid Fiber Optic Connector Market to Value $1.1B by 2025

The global hybrid fiber optic connectors market is expected to reach USD 1.06 billion by 2025 growing at a CAGR of 7.7% from 2017 to 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The demand for high-performance fiber optic connectors is increasing in order to assure adequate optical, mechanical, and environmental performance in various industries, such…

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Dialog Semiconductor to Acquire Silego

Dialog Semiconductor plc (XETRA:DLG), a provider of highly integrated power management, AC/DC power conversion, charging, and low power connectivity technology, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Silego Technology Inc., the leading provider of Configurable Mixed-signal ICs (CMICs), for a cash payment of $276 million with additional contingent consideration of…

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Tessera Files Lawsuit Against Samsung for Patent Infringement

Tessera Technologies, Inc. (“Tessera”) and certain of its subsidiaries filed legal proceedings today against Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd. (“Samsung”) and certain of its affiliates, alleging infringement of 24 patents that cover a wide range of semiconductor processing, bonding, and packaging technologies, as well as imaging technologies. Tessera is a subsidiary of Xperi Corporation(Nasdaq: XPER) (the “Company” or…

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ISM Rolls Out New Courses for CPSM Program

Attention, supply management professionals and executives: If you’re serious about advancing your career or helping your team to excel, it’s time to seize the opportunity. The Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) program from the Institute for Supply Management®(ISM®) is the gold standard for supply management expertise, achievement and success in the “real world”. CPSM® program requirements…

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IPC Releases 2017 Quality Benchmark Study for Electronics Assembly

IPC’s Study of Quality Benchmarks for Electronics Assembly 2017 is now available. The annual study provides valuable benchmarking data to electronics assembly companies interested in comparing quality measurements to industry averages. The quality control measurements covered by the study include first-pass yields for various test methods as well as the percentages of products subjected to…

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