19 Apr 2024 - Industrial

Power electronics: past to future

The future of power electronics is undergoing a radical transformation driven by cutting-edge materials like Gallium Nitride (GaN) and Silicon Carbide (SiC). These wide-bandgap semiconductors bring game-changing advantages, outperforming traditional silicon and redefining performance benchmarks.

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17 Apr 2024 - General

India’s semiconductor sector riding wave of global demand

India's semiconductor industry is experiencing a boom, with a recent wave of global investment focused on tapping into the country's skilled engineering workforce. As geopolitical tensions reshape supply chains, India's talent pool is positioned to become increasingly integral to the global chip industry.

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15 Apr 2024 - General

Taiwan chipmakers eye Japan as security, costs rise

The sun is rising again in the semiconductor industry as Taiwanese powerhouses forge a strategic partnership with Japan. This alliance, fueled by geopolitical tensions, escalating production costs, and the search for stability, is set to transform global supply chains and promises a potential renaissance for Japan's chip manufacturing sector.

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15 Apr 2024 - General

Memory price hikes loom after Taiwan quake

The recent earthquake in Taiwan continues to be felt throughout the electronics industry, especially the memory market. Major manufacturers like Micron, Samsung Electronics, and SK Hynix have halted publishing contract DRAM prices, a move that signals further price increases are on the horizon. This disruption comes as the industry was already poised for price adjustments to stem ongoing losses.

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11 Apr 2024 - General

Semiconductor sales maintain upward momentum

The global semiconductor industry continues its resurgence, with sales in February registering an impressive 16.3% year-over-year increase. This positive trajectory follows a temporary slowdown fueled by the unique post-pandemic economic landscape. Despite a slight month-on-month dip from January's peak, the $46.2 billion in sales underscores the sector's resilience.

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05 Apr 2024 - General

Intel shooting for gold in competition for global semiconductor production

Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger is on a mission to bring advanced semiconductor manufacturing back to the West. He’s candid about the risks of the current Asian dominance, stating, “chips are… the most important resources in the world” and emphasising the need to regain control. The worrying picture emerges: only 12% of today’s chips are made […]

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04 Apr 2024 - General

Counterfeit chip threat surges, supply status irrelevant, says ERAI

A new report by ERAI reveals the continuing upward trend in counterfeit and nonconforming electronic components, with numbers rising for the second consecutive year. Contrary to common assumptions, the study indicates that active, readily available parts are actively targeted, underscoring the importance of rigorous testing regardless of a chip's supply status.

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04 Apr 2024 - Industrial

Astute Group offers QUELL EESeal filter inserts for simplified EMI & ESD compliance

Astute Group offers the QUELL eSeal filter insert series, providing engineers with a compact, cost-effective, and highly reliable alternative to traditional, bulky filtered connectors. These inserts transform standard circular, D-Sub, Micro-D, and custom connectors into shielded, filtered versions in seconds, significantly simplifying EMI/ESD compliance efforts.

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02 Apr 2024 - General

Astute Group offers Intelligent Memory legacy DRAM solutions

Astute Group is your trusted partner for extending the lifecycles of critical systems.

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29 Mar 2024 - General

UN report exposes e-waste crisis

The world is accumulating mountains of e-waste. A staggering 62 million tons were generated in 2022 alone – enough to fill over a million heavy-duty trucks. Yet, despite containing billions of dollars' worth of precious metals, only 22% of this toxic tide is properly recycled, reveals a damning new UN report.

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28 Mar 2024 - Industrial

Astute Group offers Innodisk embedded peripherals for industrial & rugged applications

Astute Group is your trusted partner for robust embedded peripherals. 

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27 Mar 2024 - General

Micron foundry sell out from AI-powered demand

Memory chip giant Micron Technology has defied expectations with a strong quarterly profit and an exceptionally bullish forecast, propelled by the insatiable demand for AI-powered technologies. Shares skyrocketed over 16%, potentially setting the stage for a record-breaking close.

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26 Mar 2024 - General

China ramps up exclusion on Intel and AMD, impacting TSMC

China is escalating the tech war. New reports in The Financial Times indicate Beijing has ordered state entities to phase out Intel and AMD chips, along with Microsoft’s Windows OS, in favor of domestically produced alternatives. This move underscores a deepening drive for technological self-reliance as tensions with the US soar. The potential impact is […]

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20 Mar 2024 - Defence

Astute Group offers SynQor VPX power systems for defence and industrial applications

Astute Group is your trusted partner for mission-critical VPX power systems.

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19 Mar 2024 - General

Bridging the electronics skills gap: Why companies are looking to outsource electronics design

The electronics industry is facing a persistent skills shortage, fueled by the rapidly expanding semiconductor sector and bolstered by initiatives like the US CHIPS Act. To bridge this gap and meet surging demand, many companies are increasingly looking to outsource electronics design. This approach offers several key advantages as a solution to the talent crunch.

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11 Mar 2024 - Industrial

Electronic component sales outlook turns positive

The electronic components industry is seeing a welcome shift in sentiment as the latest Electronic Component Sales Trend (ECST) survey reveals a return to positive territory for the first time in 21 months. This marks a significant turnaround after a prolonged period of stagnation, with February’s index score reaching 100.8, reports the ECIA. The uptick […]

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06 Mar 2024 - General

Enterprise Tech poised for growth despite wider economic challenge

The telecommunications industry in 2024 faces a complex landscape, balancing exciting opportunities with significant headwinds such as a weak global economy and rising costs. However, the rise of enterprise-focused technologies like the Industrial Metaverse, RedCap, and AIoT provides promising avenues for growth.

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04 Mar 2024 - Industrial

Groundbreaking USB-C Technology from Pulsiv and Astute Electronics Signals the End of Bulky Wall Chargers

Astute Electronics is launching a world-first in power electronics – a revolutionary USB-C 65W charging module so compact and energy-efficient it can be integrated within wall sockets, simultaneously powering several devices without requiring multiple chargers and even eliminating bulky laptop chargers.   

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04 Mar 2024 - General

DRAM market boom, set to soar in ’24

The market for DRAM (Dynamic Random-Access Memory) chips is experiencing remarkable growth. According to market research firm TechInsights, global DRAM sales jumped a staggering 79% year-on-year in the week ending February 16th, 2024. This surge is echoed in the 13-week moving average, which also reflects a 79% year-on-year increase.

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01 Mar 2024 - General

Rising shipping costs adding to core inflation

Fitch Ratings warns that rising shipping costs, triggered by disruptions in the Red Sea, will add to inflationary pressures, although the impact is likely to be less severe than the 2021 surge.

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01 Mar 2024 - General

Power module market to boom, but costs under pressure

The power module market is poised for significant growth, with revenues expected to double to $16 billion by 2029, representing a 12.1% CAGR between 2023 and 2029, reports Yole Group. However, a hidden battleground is emerging within this growth story, as cost pressures threaten to squeeze margins.

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