IPC: PCB Book-to-Bill Ratio Rises to 1.04

Bannockburn, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the January 2016 findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales and orders slumped in January, but orders continued to outpace sales, bringing the book-to-bill ratio up to 1.04. Total North American PCB shipments declined 1.6 percent in January 2016 compared…

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Cisco Explains 5G Auto Potential

BARCELONA – Chuck Robbins, who took Cisco’s reins from John Chambers six months ago, said this week at the Mobile World Congress on 5G: “We see the value isn’t in connectivity, but in data and insight into it.” Chuck Robbins Further, he added, “As billions of devices are being added to the network, we envision…

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Atlas Robot Wows

Chances are you may have already seen the new Agile Anthropomorphic Robot (Atlas) demonstration video since its already gotten over two million views in two days. For prospective, Atlas is the robot that the Defense Advance Research Project Agency (DARPA) gives away to contestants too poor to build their own in its Grand Challenges. Atlas…

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Electrocomponents: Private Label ‘Vision is Clear’

The growing popularity of own-brand products has been a powerful trend across the B2C world over the last decade and we have seen the development and marketing of own brands increase in sophistication. This same trend is now developing in the B2B market, resulting in a significant opportunity for growth. Lindsley Ruth joined Electrocomponents as…

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