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Smith at COMPUTEX Taipei

taipei 2015This morning, Smith is joining over 1,700 other exhibitors in opening its booth at the 2015 COMPUTEX trade show in Taipei. As the biggest electronics trade show in all of Asia, COMPUTEX attracts over 130,000 visitors looking for new products, customers, and vendors throughout the electronics industry.

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Manufacturing Flourishes in a Newly Reformed India

india flagModern India, governed by the new Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has seen growth in electronics manufacturing of late. Structural reforms introduced in the country and a recent decline in oil prices have contributed to an increased budget, a booming Bombay Stock Exchange, and stronger finances overall.

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OTC 2015 Reflects Renewed Industry Focus in Spite of Subdued Showings

With the dive in crude oil prices we’ve seen in the last few quarters, it’s understandable that the environment at OTC – the premier international oil and gas gathering, attracting 100,000 attendees from more than 130 countries worldwide – has been somewhat more subdued than in previous years. The last several months have been a time of drawing back and regrouping for the O&G industry, and nowhere is this more evident than at this year’s Offshore Technology Conference.

Smith at OTC

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Chips Pushing Smaller Architectures as 14nm FinFET Gains

wafer (1)This week, EETimes reported that United Microelectronics Corp (UMC) announced that they will skip the 20nm node in order to focus on providing customers with 14nm FinFET tapeouts before the end of 2015. UMC is now the second-largest chip foundry, meaning that this move is important in further establishing the architecture norms for the industry.

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Smart Devices Continue to See Strong Demand Across Markets

shutterstock 169988732 (230x137)Earnings reports are really not just the stuff of economists or investors, they give us important data points to gauge what is happening in companies and how their market strategies are faring, and particularly how much demand different classes of devices are seeing. These results, in turn, give us real information to determine the opportunities and challenges along the global supply chain, and in particular, individual industries such as the semiconductor and electronics industry. For our industry, the first quarter of 2015 (1Q15) has been a continuation of the 2014 market, strength in demand and revenue for smart devices, and new opportunities still gaining momentum by region and by device category.

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