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A "Pin Ball Machine" for Atoms and Photons
04/16/2015 | Nanowerk
VTT Develops Method for Printing WORM Memories
04/16/2015 | Printed Electronics World
AIXTRON Acquires OLED Encapsulation Company PlasmaSi
04/16/2015 | Printed Electronics World
TCB/FGV Brazil LEI Down 2% in March
04/16/2015 | PRNewswire
Wearable Camera Shipments to Top 30M Units Annually by 2020
04/16/2015 | Business Wire
Inkjet Printer May Soon Help Identify Infectious Disease
04/16/2015 | IDTechEx
IoT Architecture Strategy Vital to Identify Opportunities and Risks
04/16/2015 | Gartner, Inc.
Nokia to Merge with Alcatel-Lucent to Lead Next-gen Tech
04/16/2015 | Nokia
Governmental Biometric Expenditures to Hit $8.6B by 2020
04/16/2015 | ABI Research
Video Infrastructure Markets to Grow Despite Virtualization
04/16/2015 | ABI Research
Viapaq Group Acquires EMS Provider Tepcomp
04/16/2015 | ANP Pers Support

High-Density Packaging User Group Update

Jack Fisher tells Guest Editor Steve Williams all about the high density packaging (HDP) user group. An active consortia, with members from all parts of the supply chain, the group has 25-30 active projects with 10 completed per year. Jack further elaborates on their optical interconnect project, as phase 1 nears completion.


Unique Electronic Qualities Of Double-walled Carbon Nanotubes
04/15/2015 | Rice University
Smart Wearables, Sport Devices Market Update
04/15/2015 | PRNewswire
Discrete Diodes Global Strategic Business Report
04/15/2015 | Business Wire
COAL Widens Possibilities for Nanowires
04/15/2015 | Nanowerk
N-ZERO Could Revolutionize Remote Wireless Sensors
04/15/2015 | DARPA
Potential for IoT in Customer Service
04/15/2015 | Business Wire
Commercial Telematics Subs in MEA to Hit 4M by 2020
04/15/2015 | ABI Research
Semicon Industry Supporting Moore's Law for 50 Years
04/15/2015 | SEMI
Navigation, In-car Wi-Fi Driving Infotainment Growth
04/15/2015 | ABI Research
Gartner Reveals Why Modern Data Center Strategy is Vital
04/15/2015 | Gartner, Inc.

How to Select an Automatic Pick-and-Place Machine

This is the third in a series of articles designed to help buyers analyze and select SMT equipment for PCB assembly, and examines automatic pick-and-place machines, the most complex component in a circuit assembly operation. This article will focus on features and capabilities and include some cautions regarding reliability of low-cost machines.


SPI to Acquire 30 MW of Solar PV Project Rights in Japan
04/15/2015 | PRNewswire
Thermal Interface Materials Market to Hit $3.7B by 2025
04/15/2015 | IDTechEx
Check Back Later for Big M&A News
04/14/2015 | I-Connect007
Automotive Touch Panel Revenues to Hit $1.5B by 2018
04/14/2015 | IHS
Conference Board LEI for Japan Increased
04/14/2015 | Conference Board
Why U.S. Tax System is a Drag on Manufacturers' Competitiveness
04/14/2015 | MAPI Foundation
Semiconductor Photomask Sales at $3.2B in 2014
04/14/2015 | SEMI
Energy Storage Tech Revenue to Top $21B Annually by 2024
04/14/2015 | Navigant Research
CEO Dismissals in the U.S. at the Lowest Level in a Decade
04/14/2015 | Conference Board
Robo-Soldiers Coming Soon?
04/14/2015 | U.S. DoD
Producing High-res, 3-D Images of Nanoscale Objects
04/14/2015 | Stanford University
Berkeley Lab Publishes Big Book on Inorganic Compounds
04/14/2015 | Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Manipulating Magnetic Domain Walls
04/14/2015 | Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Global Silicon Carbide Market to See CAGR of 15.3%
04/14/2015 | Globe Newswire
New Insights into Graphene and Organic Composites in Electronics
04/13/2015 | Graphene Flagship
New Discovery Paves the Way to Large Quantum Computers
04/13/2015 | University of New South Wales
Researchers Tackle Poverty and Unemployment
04/13/2015 | CORDIS
Solution-grown Nanowires Make the Best Lasers
04/13/2015 | University of Wisconsin-Madison
Manufacturers Now Embracing the Cloud
04/13/2015 | IDC
An Earthquake Warning System in Our Pockets?
04/13/2015 | Caltech
Fujitsu, Microsoft Collaborate to Transform Mfg through IoT
04/13/2015 | JCN Newswire
Manufacturing Technology Orders Slid in February
04/13/2015 | AMT
Global LCD TV Shipment Growth Slowing in 2015
04/13/2015 | IHS
Data Captured by IoT Connections to Top 1.6 Zettabytes in 2020
04/13/2015 | ABI Research
Global Electronic Warfare Market 2014-2024
04/13/2015 | PRNewswire
Semiconductor Foundry Market Up 16.1% in 2014
04/13/2015 | Gartner, Inc.

Are the Robots Taking Over?

Some have a fear that robots are taking over, but the founders of Universal Robots have a different view. They have focused on producing a versatile robotic arm that frees humans from doing the repetitive tasks. Their journey has not been an easy one. From a startup with just a couple of employees their future was questionable at best, but they never gave up.


Atotech’s Uwe Hauf’s View of the Global Electronics Manufacturing Market

Uwe Hauf, VP of electronics for Atotech, and I-Connect007 Publisher Barry Matties sat down at CPCA 2015 for an illuminating discussion of the global market—what’s happening now, what is going to happen tomorrow, and a few things that won’t happen for at least 10 years, according to Hauf.
Display Industry Output Estimated at $180B in 2018
04/10/2015 | Digitimes
Fixed Broadband to Have 1B Subscribers in 2019
04/10/2015 | IHS
Falling Prices Cut Sensor Sales Despite Shipment Growth
04/10/2015 | IC Insights
PC Shipments Perform Better than Expected
04/10/2015 | IDC
IoT Data to Exceed 1.6ZB in 2020
04/10/2015 | Business Wire
Performance and Durability Combine in Liquid Crystal Transistors
04/10/2015 | Tokyo Institute of Technology
FPCB Firm Zhen Ding Posts Strong Results in March
04/09/2015 | Digitimes
Warehouse Automation Market Experiencing Dramatic Growth
04/09/2015 | ARC Advisory Group
Need for Factory-floor Info Drives Proximity Sensor Market
04/09/2015 | ARC Advisory Group
Flexpoint Completes Upgrades for Smart Shoe Sensor System
04/09/2015 | PRNewswire
Infrared Imaging Market 2014-2020 to See CAGR of 6.5%
04/09/2015 | Globe Newswire
Digital Forensics Market to Reach $4.7B in 2020
04/09/2015 | ABI Research
How Robots can Help Build Better Doctors
04/09/2015 | NSF
Global IT Spending to Slow by 1.3% in 2015
04/09/2015 | Gartner, Inc.
Internet of Things Developers Conference Covers Embedded to the Cloud
04/09/2015 | Marketwired
C-SON Paves the Way for True Zero-Touch Networking
04/09/2015 | IHS
R&D Spend Considered Investment in U.S. GDP Stats
04/09/2015 | NSF
APAC Becomes Frontline for IoT, Creates $583B Market Opportunity
04/09/2015 | IDC
Strategic Approach to Cloud Infra Down Under
04/09/2015 | Gartner, Inc.

Inkjet-printed Liquid Metal Could Bring Wearable Tech, Soft Robotics

New research shows how inkjet-printing technology can be used to mass-produce electronic circuits made of liquid-metal alloys for "soft robots" and flexible electronics.


Indian Gov't to Color Code Industries based on Pollution Potential
04/08/2015 | iGovernment
CRM Market to Reach $1.4B a Year by 2024
04/08/2015 | Navigant Research
Automotive Touch Panel Market to Reach $1.5B by 2018
04/08/2015 | IHS
EFY India 2015 Celebrates the Success of the Indian ESDM Industry
04/08/2015 | EFY Enterprises Pvt Ltd
Cyber Security Poised for Growth
04/08/2015 | PR Newswire
Solid State Thin Film Batteries Market at $1.3B by 2021
04/08/2015 | PR Newswire
CEO Confidence Declines
04/08/2015 | The Conference Board
Economic Optimism Continues
04/08/2015 | Business Wire
Standing Egg Licenses MIPS CPUs for Sensor Hubs
04/08/2015 | Globe Newswire
Temperature Sensors Market to Hit $6.13B by 2020
04/08/2015 | Globe Newswire
Flextronics, SunEdison Expand Partnership
04/08/2015 | Flextronics
Cost-effective Production of Magnetic Sensors
04/08/2015 | Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
Reliable Systems for Recharging Electric Vehicles
04/08/2015 | Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Insitu: Moving Mountains in a Mountain Community

Nearly 800 employees build and support Insitu’s UAS line of ScanEagles, Integrators and ground stations. Boeing’s cameras captured the first images inside of Insitu’s new production facility, Eagle Point. Watch the video for a peek inside and learn more about where high-tech meets mountain height.


Global Semicon Revenue Up 8% in 2014
04/07/2015 | Gartner, Inc.
Automatons Repair Broke Circuits
04/07/2015 |
Sputtering Targets, Evaporation Materials to See Strong Growth
04/07/2015 | IndustryARC
RTLS Market to Reach $7B by 2020
04/07/2015 | IndustryARC
Scientists Track Ultrafast Creation of a Catalyst with X-ray Laser
04/07/2015 |
Mercury Systems Nets $6.9M Order for OpenVPX
04/07/2015 | Globe Newswire
Booming DRAM Market Sees Revenue Rise 32% in 2014
04/07/2015 | Gartner, Inc.
Removing Risk to Unleash the Full Potential of Nanomaterials
04/07/2015 | CORDIS
Wearable Technology Offers New Channel for Customer Engagement
04/07/2015 | PR Newswire
Small Cells Market to Register 43% CAGR through 2020
04/07/2015 | Business Wire
IDC Lists Biggest IT Tech Spenders in 2014
04/07/2015 | Business Wire
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