Advocate Says Reshoring’s Down, But Not Out

Although the pace of U.S. reshoring decelerated in 2015, one manufacturing expert says the trend is far from standing still. A recent report released by consultancy A.T. Kearney concluded that the U.S. reshoring train “has yet to leave the station.” The Reshoring Initiative (www.ReshoreNow) disagrees. “Repeated surveys by Boston Consulting Group, Plastics News/Nexant, Alix Partners…

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Lucid Releases Smartphone Battery Challenge Results

Meizu PRO5 with Lucid’s PowerXtend beats iPhone6s Plus, Huawei Mate8, Nexus 6P. Netanya, Israel — In a January 10th Flagship Smartphones Battery LifeChallenge in China, the Meizu PRO5 with PowerXtend was the last device running after all other screens went dark. The PRO5 is the first device to integrate PowerXtend version 3.5, the latest version of the product that introduces…

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RF Components Market to Reach $17.5B by 2022

The global Radio Frequency (RF) components market is expected to reach USD 17.54 billion by 2022, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Growing adoption of consumer electronics including smartphones, tablets, notebooks, set top boxes and smart televisions is estimated to fuel industry growth over the next few years. Rising consumer disposable income, particularly…

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AMD Expands ARM in the Data Center

AMD (NASDAQ:AMD) marks a major step toward delivering choice and innovation in the datacenter with the launch of the AMD Opteron™ A1100 System-on-Chip (SoC), formerly codenamed “Seattle.” Jointly with its software and hardware partners, AMD is accelerating time-to-deployment of ARM®-based systems and driving forward ecosystem support for ARM in the datacenter. “The ecosystem for ARM in…

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Consumers Feel Perils of Connectivity

SAN FRANCISCO — Earlier this month, Nest’s smart thermostat reportedly stopped working, leaving many users frustrated and their homes freezing cold. Nest thermostat Users took their problem to social media, blaming a mysterious software bug that drained Nest’s battery, and complaining that the thermostat can’t connect to the Internet. Connectivity, of course, is the main…

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element14 Adds Thousands of Maxim Integrated ICs

element14 will add thousands of integrated circuits (ICs) from Silicon Valley-based Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., to its franchise. With this new stock from Maxim, element14 will have a variety of ICs for research and design applications. With expertise in power management ICs, Maxim offers high-performance analog and mixed-signal engineering solutions. Maxim’s analog integration capabilities provide…

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