Smartwatches to Outpace Trackers

SAN FRANCISCO – Smartwatch ownership is on the rise and will likely surpass activity trackers, according to market researchers. A report from The NDP Group projected that 2016 activity tracker ownership will have peaked at 32 million in 2016 while nine percent of US consumers will own a smartwatch. “The smartwatch will clearly begin to…

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Semiconductor Market Posts Strong Growth in 2014

El Segundo, Calif. — The worldwide semiconductor market grew by 9.2 percent in 2014, slightly below the growth projection of 9.4 percent, led by sales of memory devices, according to IHS Technology. The fourth quarter, alone, showed 9.7 percent year-over-year growth. This translated into global revenue of $354.5 billion in 2014, up from $324.7 billion in 2013. “The…

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Arena Partners with Q Point

Arena Solutions, the pioneer of cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM) applications, today announced a strategic partnership with Q Point Technology to offer Q Point’s Green Data Exchange (GDX) to Arena PLM users. GDX is the largest online exchange for compliance data, allowing companies to obtain RoHS, REACH, substance disclosure, and Conflict Minerals information from more…

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Basware Provides Guidelines to Help Companies Reduce Carbon Footprint, Establish Green Finance Practices

Stamford, CT – Basware, the leading provider of e-invoicing and purchase-to-pay solutions, today released guidelines to help companies reduce paper and increase green practices by automating key financial processes. At the same time, these guidelines help companies improve their finance operations and reduce costs The global volume of bills and invoices is estimated to total…

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Mac Blythe Joins AccuSpec as President

Erie, PA— AccuSpec Electronics has announced that Marshall “Mac” Blythe has joined the company as President. “We are excited to welcome Mac, a seasoned industry executive with 17 years' experience in world-class electronics manufacturing, to the AccuSpec organization” announced VP Sales & Marketing, Mike Sementelli. “Mac has a strong track record of growing revenue and…

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Huawei & NXP Join Forces on Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 is taking shape with support from several governments, large industry groups, and startups trying to find a place in the fast-growing ecosystem. The initiative, a brainchild of the German government, which coined the phrase Industry 4.0, is known as “smart factory” or “advance manufacturing” in other countries. Recently, Huawei and NXP announced an…

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