Smart Factories Meet AI

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Believe it or not, artificial intelligence (AI) research began in the 1950s by the likes of MIT professor Marvin Minsky who taught computers to play (and win) at games like checkers, to speak their minds with voice synthesizers and to perform other tasks deemed amazing in that day. However, by the 1970s…

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API Technologies Honors TTI

Fort Worth, Tex. – TTI, Inc. the leading global distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components announced today the company has received recognition from API Corp. as Distributor of the Year, marking the fifth time the company has garnered the prestigious award. API Technologies presented the top award to TTI executives at the recent…

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UMC Unveils Automotive Platform

Hsinchu, Taiwan – United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TWSE: 2303) (“UMC”), a leading global semiconductor foundry, today unveiled its UMC Auto SM technology platform to target IC companies designing chips for automotive applications. UMC Auto is a comprehensive platform that consists of a broad portfolio of automotive AEC-Q100 qualified technology solutions ranging from 0.5um to 28nm nodes,…

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Kanban Logistics Receives AS 9100 Quality Standard Certification

Tarboro, NC – Another eastern North Carolina company has elevated its position in the supply chain of the aerospace industry.  Kanban Logistics, a North Carolina-based third party logistics provider serving the Mid-Atlantic Region, has received a certificate of registration for the AS9100 quality standard – the quality management system recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration…

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LOGI Boards Now Available from Newark element14 Provide FPGA Functionality

Chicago – Newark element14 is launching the LOGI Boards, an easy-to-use ecosystem of hardware and software that brings FPGA functionality to both the Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone boards. Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) are semiconductor devices made up of configurable logic blocks that are connected by programmable interconnects. These devices can also be reprogrammed to…

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Connected Automotive System Market Set to Surge

The connected automotive infotainment systems market is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 33.8 percent over the next five years, driven by connected navigation and in-car Wi-Fi, according to ABI Research. The report, Automotive Infotainment Market Research, finds that “developed regions, which accounted for more than 60 percent of shipments in 2014,…

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Inductor Market to Grow 6.2% Through 2019

Component miniaturization, weight reduction and ease-of-manufacturing have all contributed to growth in the market for inductors, a fundamental passive component. The global inductor market, estimated at $2780 million in 2014, is expected to reach $3750 million by 2018, according to “Global Inductor Market by Type (Fixed Inductor, Variable Inductor, Couple Inductor, Multilayer Inductor, Power Inductor,…

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America II Adds Six Franchised Lines

America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it has signed franchise distribution agreements with six new manufacturers. The company has added Shenzhen KPD Electronics, Antistat, All Axis Machining, Crystal Clear Technology, Hitaltech, and Transcend Information Inc. to its global line card. This announcement follows a…

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What’s for Sale: Electronics or Propaganda?

The urge to control corporate messaging can be difficult to resist for even a specialization-obsessed economics sector like the electronics industry. It’s a move that’s worth resisting, though, because the payoff is limited and the outcome could even be negative. The golden age of specialization was championed by electronics manufacturers and few other industries take…

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