The Day After the iPhone Fell

It had to happen. Nothing can continue to grow unabated forever. Not even Moore’s law and not iPhone sales The Apple juggernaut is far from over simply because it reported its first down quarter in many years. But what Tim Cook called “a pause in growth” marks a new phase in which its financials are…

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Heilind Adds Molex USB Type-C Connectors

Wilmington, Mass. – Heilind Electronics, a leading global distributor of electronic components, has added USB Type-C shielded I/O connectors and cable assemblies to its extensive selection of Molex products. The more compact design of the Type-C connector offers greater PCB savings, while allowing high-frequency mating in data, consumer, automotive, and industrial I/O applications. Molex USB Type-C connectors…

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element14 Launches Pi IoT Design Challenge

Chicago, Ill. – element14, the world’s largest electronic design community, launches today its 2016 Pi IoT Smarter Spaces Design Challenge featuring the new Bluetooth and wireless enabled Raspberry Pi 3 microcomputer. The Pi IoT Smarter Spaces competition is challenging members to invent IoT-powered solutions that allow users to control the multiple Internet-enabled devices in any environment – be it their…

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Risk-Management Reminders from Japan

I recently had a conversation with Wade McDaniel, vice president of supply chain solutions for Avnet Velocity. The discussion was centered on the many layers of risk management, and a few things stood out from a presentation McDaniel provided. It was a map of earthquake-prone areas of the world. The image stands out in my…

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3D-Printed Bones May Be on Horizon

Developments in the medical world are underway that are equal parts fascinating, inspirational, and possibly even macabre. Additive manufacturing—creating three-dimensional solid objects from a digital file—has become a billon-dollar industry whose potential is limited only by the imaginations of individuals with access to a 3D printer. Within that market, 3D bioprinting, which involves fabricating replacement…

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