Automotive CEOs: Technological Advances to Transform Business

Technological advances, including digital economy, social media, mobile devices and big data, will transform business in the next five years, according to 79 percent of automotive CEO respondents to PwC’s 17th Annual Global CEO Survey. The survey also finds that 57 percent of automotive CEOs have a program underway or completed, or have a strategy…

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Automotive Drives Component Growth

Electronics content in vehicles continues to grow at a steady pace, driving innovation in the components sector. Electronic components make up more than 30 percent of the production cost of a vehicle, and is expected to continue upward, according to Transparency Market Research. Two recent market research studies indicate that automotive applications including next-generation vehicle…

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The Hackaday Prize

The challenge: “Openness is a virtue” Are you a hardware hacker? Well, listen to this: Supply Frame has issued a global challenge to designers like you! Using open source technologies and the reuse of submissions by the hardware community, The Hackaday Prize challenges you to create a world-changing design by innovation in connected devices. Requirements…

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Anti-Counterfeit Training Available

One of the provisions of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS Case 2012-D055) rule regards the training of personnel in counterfeit-avoidance processes.  Although DFARS is targeted at contractors and subcontractors of the U.S. Department of Defense, the rule also specifies the flow-down of these techniques through all tiers of the supply chain. In the electronics…

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Akros Signs Global Deal With Digi-Key

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, recently signed a global distribution agreement with Akros Silicon, a provider of leading-edge power management ICs. Akros’ solutions help manufacturers of electronic equipment create more efficient and advanced products at reduced costs, while enabling end users the ability to…

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