From Federated Solutions to Multipolar Markets: Reframing the Global Electronics Supply Chain

The global electronics supply chain is a study in constant change and adaptation. Over the past year especially, we have seen a high rate of consolidations that reshaped the global corporate landscape. To understand the drivers of change, it is important to note that these corporate shifts are happening in relationship to concurrent global socio-economic…

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SMIC, Crossbar Partner on RRAM Production

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”, NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981), China’s largest and most advanced semiconductor foundry and one of the world’s largest foundries, and Crossbar, Inc., the RRAM(Resistive Random Access Memory) technology leader, jointlyannounced today that they had signed a strategic partnership agreement on non-volatile RRAM development and production. As part of the partnership, SMIC and Crossbar have signed an agreement to provide RRAM blocks based onSMIC’ 40nm…

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Intel to Exit Mobile SoC Business

MADISON, Wis.—As it proceeds with a massive restructuring plan announced earlier this month, Intel will exit the smartphone and tablet mobile SoC business by ending its struggling Atom chip product line. The discontinued products include those code-named SoFIA, Broxton and Cherry Trail. As Intel CEO Brian Krzanich explained in his latest blog, the chip giant’s…

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ePaper Makes Inroads into Smart Packaging

Innovative technology is typically associated with devices such as smartphones, tablet PCs and now, wearable devices – few associate the word innovation with packaging. Smart packaging, however, is a growing market segment and new waves of innovative technologies are enabling exciting developments in this traditionally low-tech market. Imagine smart packaging that informed users in real-time…

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Quakes Will Impact Automotive Electronics

It has been a couple of weeks since double earthquakes hit the Japanese island of Kyushu in the Kumamoto prefecture, self-named as Japan’s Silicon Valley. The two earthquakes, one registering 6.5 magnitude followed by the main 7.3 magnitude event, are unusual in that they occurred in a two-day time frame. Additionally significant: 1,000 aftershocks continue…

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