Computing Got Colorful in 2016

SAN JOSE, Calif. — In 2016, computing entered a brisk and colorful autumn. There’s a chill in the air as Moore’s law grows more complex and expensive and the semiconductor industry matures and consolidates. But it’s also a vibrant season with new kinds of processors for artificial intelligence, new types of memories, a whole new…

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Workplace Safety Makes Productivity Soar

Electronics OEMs often write off safety programs as a necessary evil, something that addresses regulatory demands or basic business practices. New research from ATS, though, finds that most manufacturers who implement safety programs experience increased productivity and even cost savings. “The state of safety is shifting,” David Miller, senior director of environmental health and safety…

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North American PCB Book-to-Bill Ratio Falls but Sales Growth Resumes

BANNOCKBURN, IL  — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries announced today the November 2016 findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. The PCB book-to-bill ratio fell below parity, to 0.99, while sales resumed slow but positive growth in November. Total North American PCB shipments in November 2016 were up 0.6 percent…

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Newly Elected Congressman Discusses U.S. Policy Priorities with Bay Area Manufacturers

BANNOCKBURN, IL  — Executives and staff at a San Francisco Bay Area manufacturing facility held a town hall discussion with Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA-17) on the federal policy issues facing the manufacturing industry under the Trump Administration. Rep. Khanna took a tour of IPC-member company TTM Technologies, Inc. (“TTM”), getting a first-hand look at the…

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Mouser Stocks Cree XLamp MHB-B 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 Cree XLamp MHB-B LEDs. These new high-power LEDs enable designers to more effectively deliver lower system costs for high-lumen, high-efficiency applications designed to meet the new DesignLights Consortium (DLC) 4.0 Premium…

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3D and 2.5D IC Packaging Market Worth $170.5B by 2022

According to the new research report “3D IC and 2.5D IC Packaging Market by Application (Logic, Imaging & Optoelectronics, Memory, MEMS/Sensors, LED, Power), Packaging Technology (3D Wafer-Level Chip-Scale Packaging, 3D TSV, 2.5D), End-User Industry, and Region – Global Forecast to 2022”, published by MarketsandMarkets, the market is expected to be worth USD 170.46 Billion by 2022, at a…

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Active Optical Cable Market to Reach $710M by 2021

As a practical low-cost alternative for pluggable modules, the market for AOCs has now moved beyond HPC clusters and Ethernet applications now dominate unit shipments whether connecting servers to switches or between switches. Mega datacenter builders have discovered the economics of deploying AOCs within equipment rows. LightCounting thinks the future for AOCs is bright with…

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