Baidu Battles Google in Robo-Car Derby

TOKYO – Last week’s announcement by Chinese Internet behemoth Baidu on Project Apollo – the company’s plan to “open up” its autonomous driving platform to others – surprised many auto industry watchers, largely because autonomous car development remains embryonic. However, given Baidu’s heavy R&D investment in artificial intelligence technologies, and the many business deals the…

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7 Steps that Move Manufacturers to Industry 4.0

Many organizations are facing the challenges that come with digital transformation. For those in manufacturing, the task is to keep pace with the fourth industrial revolution, dubbed Industry 4.0, which requires integrated and automated data and process management if they are to remain competitive. Industry 4.0 is driving manufacturers to become a “smart factory,” according…

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It’s Time for OEMs to Get Augmented!

We find ourselves living in exceptional times where technologies offer endless possibilities for innovation, not just in products but also in how those products are designed, manufactured, and delivered to the consumer. The thread that runs through all of these technologies is a digital one.  Data is not only the fuel of this digitized future,…

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Marktech, Digi-Key Offer Custom Photodetectors

Marktech Optoelectronics has teamed up with Digi-Key Electronics, a global electronic components distributor, to offer the ability to obtain custom-made photodetectors specifically designed and optimized to meet customer specifications. The custom detectors can be made from any of the following Marktech product lines: silicon photovoltaic or photoconductive photodiodes, avalanche photodiodes, phototransistors, or InGaAs PIN photodiodes. Custom…

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Micro-LED Market to Reach $19.9B by 2025

According to the new research report “Micro-LED Market by Offering (Display Panel and Lighting Device), Application (Smartwatch, NTE Device, Smartphone & Tablet, Laptop & PC Monitor, TV, HUD, Digital Signage Display, Lighting), Vertical, and Geography – Global Forecast to 2025”, published by MarketsandMarkets™, the market, is expected to reach USD 19,921.3 Million by 2025 from USD 254.1 Million in 2017,…

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Sanmina Adds Flex Circuit Assembly Capabilities for Aerospace Apps

Sanmina Corporation (Nasdaq: SANM), a leading manufacturing solutions company making some of the world’s most complex and innovative electronic, optical and mechanical products, today announced that its Backplane and Cable Division has developed new flex and rigid flex circuit assembly capabilities for military and aerospace electronics equipment. This new technology combines the latest laminates, high…

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Mouser Ships DURIS E 2835 LEDs

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the DURIS® E 2835 LEDs from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors. Aimed at providing uniform, homogeneous light distribution, the DURIS E 2835 family are mid-power light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that combine good efficacy and a…

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Ametherm Signs Rep Agreement With Unity Sales

Ametherm today announced that it has expanded its network of value-added representatives in the United States with the conclusion of a new agreement with Unity Sales. Effective immediately, Unity Sales is offering Ametherm’s entire lineup of inrush current limiters and NTC thermistors in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, Western Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Based in Fort Wayne,…

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Solid State Batteries Aim to Top Li-ion

LAKE WALES, Fla. — Batteries could be transformed from our slowest growing technology to our fastest growing advanced technology if Ilika Technologies Ltd. (University of Southampton Science Park, Southampton U.K.) can realize its dream of self-powered systems-on-chip (SoCs). By eliminating the liquid cores of every other battery technology under the sun — especially the flammable…

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How Engineers View Demand Creation

Engineers should be thrilled by all the attention they’re getting these days. Component makers, manufacturer’s reps and now distributors have all pledged to be the designer’s best friend. The industry’s’ two largest distributors, Avnet Inc. and Arrow Electronics Inc., have invested heavily in field applications engineers (FAEs) and in the maker movement — Arrow has…

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