10 Android Devices You May Have Missed

You probably know Android is taking over the mobile market. Google’s Linux-based operating system is dominating the smartphone scene in a way that is beginning to look like Windows' and Intel’s Wintel stranglehold on traditional x86 desktop and PC systems, according to IDC’s third quarter smartphone report. What's more, in the first half of 2013,…

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IPC: PCB Growth Still Stagnant

 IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the April findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Year-on-year sales growth was up slightly in April and the book-to-bill ratio remained positive at 1.01. Sales and Orders Slow but Improving Total North American PCB shipments increased 1.6 percent in April 2014 from…

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China OEMs Buying More Through Distribution

Manufacturers in China are expected to spend, on average, $34 million on components in 2014, according to a new report by Global Sources and eMedia Asia. That figure represents an increase of 26 percent over 2013 purchases, and more of that spend is going through the distribution channel. By all accounts, the use of the channel…

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Continental, Robert Bosch Battle for Top Automotive Supplier

London, England — According to analysis by Semicast Research, Continental and Robert Bosch maintained their positions as the dominant suppliers of automotive under-the-hood ECU electronics in 2013, considerably ahead of third placed Denso. Collectively these three suppliers are estimated to account for half of the automotive under-the-hood ECU electronics market. Semicast defines automotive under-the-hood ECU…

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VCC: A One-Stop Shop for Indicators

Thanks to two major acquisitions in the past two years, Visual Communications Company, LCC (VCC) is now positioned as one of the broadest product line manufacturers of indicators, expanding its product portfolio beyond LED technologies to include neon and incandescent lamps. The company acquired the indication and illumination product lines from Chicago Miniature Lighting and…

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