Ericsson to Cut 3,000 Jobs in Sweden

  Change in operations and adjustment of competence to meet technology shifts, new customer groups and a continued increased proportion of software development. Ericsson intends to reduce 3,000 positions in production, research and development (R&D) and sales and administration – combination of voluntary and forced reductions as well as other measures such as outsourcing. Ericsson…

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SIA: Semiconductor Industry Posts Solid Growth in August

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $28.0 billion for the month of August 2016, an increase of 3.5 percent compared to the previous month’s total of $27.1 billion and an uptick of 0.5 percent over the August 2015 total of $27.9 billion. August marked the market’s largest month-to-month…

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Gamers Drive VR Hardware Growth

A new Juniper Research study has found that hardware revenues from VR (Virtual Reality) headsets, peripherals and 360º cameras will reach over $50 billion by 2021, up tenfold from an estimated $5 billion in sales this year. This rapid growth will arise from a widespread adoption of VR by smartphone users, and the high unit prices commanded by headsets for PCs…

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Samsung Smartphone Recall Nightmare: A Personal Story, Part 2

Samsung Electronic Inc.’s fix for its Galaxy Note 7 battery problem came too late for many folks. Too late, for those hurt by the phone’s exploding battery. Too late for those who chose competing handsets as replacement once news began spreading about the defective battery. It also came too late for many loyalists disappointed by…

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Flip Chips and Solder Bump Technology Gaining Popularity

In modern times, the flip chip market has seen a lot of new advancements and innovations. Flip chips are used in a wide array of industries such as electronics, automotive & transport, IT & telecommunication, and healthcare. The electronic industry has witnessed a surge in the demand for flip chips as smartphones and tablets are…

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