Analog Devices Appoints Two New Fellows

Analog Devices, Inc. named senior engineers Ahmed Ali and Peter Katzin Analog Devices Fellows, a distinguished technical position awarded to engineers who contribute significantly to the company’s business success through exceptional innovation, leadership, entrepreneurship and an unparalleled ability to bridge organizations and mentor others within the company. In addition to their business impact, Analog Devices…

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GlobalFoundries Completes Acquisition of IBM Chip Unit

IBM (NYSE: IBM) said the acquisition of the company’s global commercial semiconductor technology business by GlobalFoundries has been completed. With the closing of this transaction, GlobalFoundries becomes IBM’s exclusive semiconductor processor technology provider for the next 10 years, ensuring a long-term supply of semiconductors for IBM systems. IBM Research will continue its deep focus on…

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App Love in Manufacturing

Mobile devices and the apps we load onto to them are part of our lives. They help us manage our day, multi-task and access information with a touch of a button. The debate, though, continues: Does fiddling around with apps during working hours improve productivity or are they distracting time-wasters? How much app love should…

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Alpha Wire Facility Earns ISO 13485 Certification

Elizabeth, N.J. – Alpha Wire has received ISO 13485:2003 certification for its Carson, California, manufacturing facility.  The certification encompasses the production, assembly, and quality control processes of wire and cable.  ISO 13485 is the leading quality management standard for manufacturers of medical devices. “Achieving this important ISO certification underscores Alpha Wire’s commitment to providing the…

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Augmented Reality Helps Blind See the Light

SAN FRANCISCO — Three hundred or so visually challenged people are getting assistance in seeing the world around them, thanks to augmented reality goggles developed at the University of Oxford in England. Smart Specs by Va-ST use 3D mapping and depth sensing to provide object and facial recognition assistance. Many people who are blind actually…

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Temperature & Image Sensors ‘Hot’ Through 2020

Temperature sensors, in a word, will remain “hot” in North America and Europe.  Thanks to demand from both the industrial and consumer market segments, sales of temperature sensors are expected to grow at a decent clip in those regions through 2020. In Europe, the market is expected to increase to $1.36 billion by 2018, with…

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Corporate Disquiet Grows on Worsening Geopolitical Problems

More than three-quarters of global corporate executives say they believe geopolitical disputes are growing, constitute the biggest threat facing the worldwide economy and have the potential for derailing enterprise plans across multiple markets over the next six months. The geopolitical issues, including religious conflicts, political disputes and fiscal problems, are seen intensifying in all economic…

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