AMOLED Panel Costs to Fall Below LCD

Santa Clara, Calif.—The manufacturing cost gap between AMOLED and TFT LCD smartphone displays is closing as production yields improve, which should drive increased use in smartphone panels, according to a NPD DisplaySearch OLED Technology Report. Although manufacturing costs for AMOLED panels are currently 10-20 percent higher than for TFT LCD displays, they are expected fall below…

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Is Paranoia Paying off for Intel?

The results of the latest in a long line of efforts to re-energize and retool Intel Corp. in a tumultuous and continuously changing electronics industry took so long to take hold that company executives appear to have been caught by surprise when it finally did. Two days before Intel announced second quarter results, it hastily…

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Streamlining the Supply Chain With PIM

The global consumer electronics manufacturing industry has experienced a number of difficult years. According to an IBIS World report entitled “Global Consumer Electronics Manufacturing: Market Research Report,” product saturation in mature markets, slow growth in global economic activity, and price decreases have contributed to small, annualized revenue growth. Yet the manufacturing sector appears to be…

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Applied DNA to Expand Research

Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB: APDN), (Twitter: @APDN), a biotechnology firm that provides DNA-based authentication and security solutions and services noted today that the Missile Defense Agency has awarded APDN a research project that would expand APDN’s technology platform established in the Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract to accommodate as many as…

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Adafruit, element14 Launch Wearable Design Challenge

Chicago, Ill. – element14, along with partner Adafruit, today announces the launch of the new “Hats Off” global design challenge. Participants will re-imagine the hat into new wearable technology solutions that provide real-world functionality using the Adafruit GEMMA and an accompanying accessory pack. The Adafruit GEMMA is a tiny Arduino-compatible sewable microcontroller capable of lighting up a constellation…

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Avnet Expands TE Connectivity Offering

Phoenix, Ariz.—Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announced that it is now distributing TE Connectivity’s (TE) DEUTSCH line of military connectors. TE, a world leader in connectivity, offers an innovative portfolio of high-performance connectivity solutions for virtually all applications and environmental conditions, including DEUTSCH military connectors for harsh environments. With this expanded…

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Innovation Summit Announced for Automotive Supply Chain

Washington — The Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) today announced that its 2014 Summit on Accelerating Innovation will be held on October 21-22, 2014 at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, Michigan. The 2nd annual Summit on Accelerating Innovation brings together industry leaders and leading experts from across North America in the automotive supply chain, academia, and government to collaboratively explore opportunities to…

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Set-Top Box Revenue Posts Best Year Ever in 2013

London —Following a relatively flat three-year period, the global set-top box (STB) market managed to achieve the highest annual revenue total in its history in 2013, setting the stage for continued growth through 2015, according to IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS). Worldwide digital STB shipment revenue last year totaled $20.3 billion, up 3 percent from $19.6 billion in 2012, as…

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