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Sep 25, 2017
Expect Tight DRAM Supply; Oversupply of NAND Flash
There is good and bad news for buyers of memory devices. The good news is a deal to acquire Toshiba's memory business may result in an oversupply of NAND flash in the first half of 2018, easing concerns of tight supply next year. However, cautious production capacity plans by leading DRAM makers means continued tight supply for DRAMs next year. According to market research firm DRAMeXchange ...
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Around the world, a muted launch for Apple's iPhone 8
Apple Inc's launch of the iPhone 8 kicked off with less fanfare than new models in previous years in the United States, Asia, Australia and Britain, as fans held out ...
Make the Web Better for Everyone
The Web has serious problems: peddler of unreliable information, haven for criminals, spawning ground for irrational conspiracy fears, and tool for destructive people ...
IEEE Spectrum
VR needs more competition to build audience, top player Sony says
Sony Corp's gaming chief said the virtual reality gaming market needs more competition to drive adoption of the technology and spur software development, adding ...
MIT Scientists Use Math to Predict the Next Great Hurricane
Typically, people living in the path of a hurricane receive a decent amount of warning that a storm is on its way, giving them a chance to evacuate. Forecast models ...
iPhone 8 Still Packs Q'Comm, NXP
Apple continues to use a mix of Qualcomm and Intel LTE modems in its iPhone 8, according to early teardown reports. Broadcom gained an expected design win for a ...
EE Times
Signal Transmission Loss Due to Surface Roughness
In this research, parameters of various types of transmission line structures on an evaluation board were measured and analyzed in detail.
Circuit Insight - Materials Tech
Best Practices for Order Picking in Distribution
Getting products into hands of the customer quickly and efficiently is quickly moving from a differentiator to table stakes. As expectation of buyers increase, ...
Resolutions for the Big (and Small) Screens
Q. When it comes to streaming and downloading movies, do you really notice that much of a difference between standard definition and the high-definition version? ...
The New York Times
Liquid-Based Lenses that Flex
A team of engineers has developed glasses with liquid-based lenses that "flex" to refocus on whatever the wearer is viewing.
Circuit Insight - Technology Briefing
If You Want Success, Get Impatient!
In this ongoing series, we share advice, tips and insights from real entrepreneurs out there doing business battle on a daily basis. (Answers have been edited and ...
Dielectric Material Damage vs, Conductive Anodic Filament Formation
Our objective is to establish correlation between the various types of material damage and the propensity to CAF failure.
Circuit Insight - Analysis Lab
Makers Face Increasingly Rough Road from Design to Product
Technology to help makers design their technology innovations is increasingly available and easy to use. At the same time, figuring out the right market to target ...
At smartphone pioneer HTC: a new, or virtual, reality
When HTC Corp brought back founder Cher Wang two years ago to turn around the struggling Taiwanese mobile phone maker, investors hoped she could stem a sharp loss in ...
3 Trends Driving Modern Manufacturing Innovation
The world of software is coming full circle to cater to the physical needs of modern manufacturing, culminating in a new movement called Industry 4.0. Industry 4.0 ...
HPE sharpening the axe for 5,000 heads - report
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is about to release the trap door again with 5,000 employees, or almost 10 per cent of its workforce, expected to fall through it. ...
The Register
China enacting law to facilitate development of self-driving cars
In an effort to accelerate the development of its smart car industry, China is moving to legislate regulations governing the production and driving of smart ...
The latest iPhones show why A.I. is the new electricity
Apple has now rolled out its shiny new iPhones. On Sept. 12, Apple executives predictably pronounced the latest phones "revolutionary." But the real revolution ...
Press Releases
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CyberOptics Debuts Coordinate Measurement Software for SQ3000 CMM System
Electrolube Opens State-Of-The-Art R&D Centre in China
Master Bond EP41S-5 Succeeds EP35CA for Key Joining Applications
Dr. Jennie Hwang to address Package/Board Level Integrity at IMAPS
Microtronic GmbH Appoints Distributor for LBT210 & ConTTest Systems
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
What was the name amazon.com going to be named at first?
Answer: Jeff Bezos wanted to name his new Web venture "Cadabra" -- as in "abracadabra." But his attorney convinced him that this magical moniker sounder a bit too much like "cadaver." Reluctantly, Bezos went with his second choice: Amazon.com.