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Are Sensors the Silver Bullet for IoT?

Why are you hearing so much about sensors? According to Machine Design, sensors are going to be a critical part of the Internet of Things (IoT). Big Data, neural networks, smart machines, and artificial intelligence all require “source data.” In short, a great amount of the IoT discussion comes down to sensors. Sensors of all […]

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Taking Action on Counterfeit Semiconductors

Why should you care about counterfeit semiconductors? Semiconductors are embedded into numerous products and systems that perform critical functions in our daily lives, and the failure of a single component in one of these products or systems can have dire health and safety consequences.  Here are some key examples discovered by the Semiconductor Industry Association […]

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Moore’s Law at Age 50

April 19th will be a landmark day in the semiconductor industry. Fifty years ago, Intel cofounder Gordon Moore shared a stunning prediction in Electronics magazine: Silicon chips should double in complexity (i.e., in terms of the number of components on them) every year for the next 10 years. In 1975, based on industry developments, he […]

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Global Semiconductor Sales Set New Record

According to an announcement made this month by the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), worldwide chip sales for June 2014 established the highest monthly sales record for the industry. More specifically, sales reached $82.7 billion during the second quarter. This represents a 10.8% increase from the second quarter of 2013. In the first half of 2014, […]

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Global Semiconductor Revenue Increased by 5% in 2013

Gartner, Inc. recently released results from its market share analysis for semiconductors that showed some positive signs in the midst of some challenges. Total global semiconductor revenue hit $315 billion in 2013 which is up 5% from 2012. The aggregated revenue of the top 25 semiconductor companies increased by 6.9% in 2013 which was substantially […]

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