IoT: to DIY or Not to DIY

While that headline looks like acronym madness, what it really asks is whether you have to do it yourself (DIY) when it comes to the Internet of Things. The pressure is on for manufacturers — both industrial and consumer — to make their products connected. Samsung’s CEO, BK Yoon, proclaimed that by 2020 all the…

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Three Markets to Drive Wearables Growth

Lyon, France – Consumer electronics, healthcare, and industrial markets are the three biggest demand drivers for wearable electronics, according to a new report from Yole Développement (Yole). The market research firm forecasts the wearable industry to reach 295 million units by 2020 at a market value of $90 billion. The report, Sensors for Wearable Electronics…

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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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