Electronics OEMs Accelerate Hardware-to-Software Shift

Electronics manufacturers are rapidly shifting their product focus from the purely hardware-centric offerings that have characterized the industry for decades to software and subscriptions services that are growing faster, produce higher margins and foster longer-lasting relationships with customers. In fact, as product commoditization spread through the market as a result of the entrance of new…

Electronics Inventory Falls as Industry Frets over Outlook

Electronics inventory levels have been falling over the last year as OEMS, contract manufacturers, component suppliers and distributors concerned about conflicting economic signals kept up a conservative management strategy that has kept stocks close to historically low heights. While industry executives generally say they remain optimistic about the outlook for their various enterprises, the inventory…

IoT Fuels MCU Growth

Englewood, Colo. – Applications around the Internet of things (IoT), including connected cars, wearable electronics, and building automation, is fueling growth in the microcontroller (MCU) market. The MCU market for these and other IoT applications is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11 percent, from $1.7 billion in 2014 to…

Restoring Trust in High-Tech Product Integrity

The U.S. government data mining and spying program conducted by the National Security Agency dealt a crippling blow to trust and confidence in the integrity of business intelligence and products following its revelation by former contractor Edward Snowden. In the electronics industry, the process of cleaning up the mess and restoring confidence in the relationships…