Data Support World Semiconductor Growth Continues Across Many Strong Markets

globe (3)Moving into the second quarter (2Q15), there's good reason to continue the optimism for 2015 growth, and impressively, that outlook covers a wide swath of chip markets, as confirmed by leading industry and data analysts. The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) released today their final 2014 market figures confirming the growth of 9.9% for the year over 2013, and expectations for continued growth in 2015 and 2016.

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Watching Wearables Take Off as New Engineering Resets 2015 Tech Stage

board  (22)Now that International CES, MWC, and yesterday's Apple event are over, we can really take stock of where the reality (vs. the dream) for device and engineering sights are set for 2015. Between the three events, we've seen pretty much all there is to see in terms of announcements and unveilings for 2015's first quarter, and probably first half. So, what's there to think about? A few things, really, in terms of broader trends that will impact how devices are targeted from an engineering and a user perspective.

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MWC 2015: Cutting the cables extends ubiquity's reach

shutterstock 204214126 (230x230)GSMA Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 in Barcelona, Spain comes to a close today, but what a year this has been for the annual event. There were roughly 93,000 visitors and 2,000 exhibitors representing around 200 countries, as a result there was an immense amount of ideas, innovation, solutions and new challenges shared and discussed. Beyond the still expanding automotive sectorautomotive sector and new opportunities for in-vehicle solutions (safety, efficiency, infotainment, etc.), there was a real attention to a next step towards computing or technological ubiquity – the pervasiveness and ever-presence of technology – now with increasing the ease of connectivity through small and big steps.

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MWC 2015: Connecting the last mile – Mobile's maturity shines

barcelona smallThere is a wealth of news coming out of the GSMA Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 in Barcelona, Spain again this year. Attendance levels are sure to hit well into the 90,000 range of visitors as the week progresses based on the initial few days so far. MWC is absolutely proving itself to be a leading, global event for mobile and with mobile's rise in importance that is saying quite a lot. We've seen the maturing of the mobile world into what is truly a discussion of the impact of the mobile economy - access, connectivity, and devices to meet the needs of more and more people across the globe. MWC keynotes and pannelist from leading companies like Google and Facebook remind us that how we as an industry get devices and access to the mobile economy into the hands of more people will move us from a mobile economy to what Mark Zuckerberg, CEO Facebook, calls "The Knowledge Economy," and that is driven by technology and smart devices.

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Take a Drive with NAND Flash

greencarAs the Asian community celebrates Chinese New Year, most companies around the world enjoy a planned respite from the busy world of electronics. However, with the growth of The Internet of Things (IoT) continuing to increase, manufacturers cannot afford to rest for too long. The number of connected devices is anticipated to reach the billions and all of these devices contain memory as a crucial part of this construction.  

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