Would a Huawei Boycott Unravel the Supply Chain?

This article is part of AspenCore Media’s Special Project on Huawei, dissecting the global impact if China’s telecom equipment giant is sanctioned by the United States and its allies. Huawei Technologies Co. — the controversial Chinese vendor of networking gear and smartphones — faces the real possibility that its telecom equipment will be banned from U.S.…

OEM Re-Verticalization is Squeezing Semiconductor and Distribution TAM

Verticalization – or the more modern version of it – is in vogue again and its embrace by the biggest and most powerful OEMs is roiling the electronics industry as the opportunities and sizes of markets served by semiconductor makers, component distributors and software developers shrink further, forcing a re-evaluation of their roles, offerings and…

TMR: Smartphones Trigger Demand for ASICs

Transparency Market Research states that the key players operating in the global application specific integrated circuit market are Analog Devices, Maxim Integrated Products Inc., and Qualcomm, Inc. These companies are thoroughly focused on achieving product innovation through research and development in the coming years. Business expansion through strategic acquisition will also be one of the…

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7 Tech Trends to Watch in 2017

Forecasting is still alive and well in spite of the U.S. presidential election’s outcome. Pundits claim the 2016 election was unprecedented. Businesses are hoping the same will be said about 2017’s technology market. Trends don’t necessarily guarantee market success, but as IHS Markit points out, they do impact business and consumer behavior. While 2016 was generally flat for…

Fingerprint Sensing Unlocks Biometrics Market

Biometric technology covers finger, hand, face, eye, voice and even vein scans, which can be used across a variety of security applications such as industrial, homeland/security, consumer, and healthcare. However, consumer electronics, particularly smartphones, is driving biometrics development with fingerprint sensing leading the way, according to Yole Développement (Yole).  The consumer market for biometrics is…

Synaptics Samples Touchscreen Controllers for Value-Priced Devices

San Jose, Calif. — Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYNA), the leading developer of human interface solutions, today announced two new ClearPad® touchscreen controller solutions to address the high volume, value-priced and mid-tier smartphone and tablet markets. Synaptics’ feature-rich solutions include the ClearPad S3603 touch controller which targets the smartphone market, and the ClearPad S7611 controller developed for tablets…