12 Jul 2024 - Industrial

Astute Group signs EMEA distribution deal with Good-Ark Semiconductor

Global authorised distributor and supply chain expert, Astute Group, has signed a new distribution deal with Good-Ark Semiconductor, a leader in discrete semiconductors. Under this agreement, Astute Group will serve as an authorised distributor and design-in partner for Good-Ark across the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East, and Africa).

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12 Jul 2024 - Industrial

Astute Group signs EMEA distribution deal with Good-Ark Semiconductor

Global authorised distributor and supply chain expert, Astute Group, has signed a new distribution deal with Good-Ark Semiconductor, a leader in discrete semiconductors. Under this agreement, Astute Group will serve as an authorised distributor and design-in partner for Good-Ark across the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East, and Africa).

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12 Jul 2024 - Industrial

AI BOOM BOOM BOOM – SALES UP UP AND AWAY!

Taiwanese manufacturing giant Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., also known as Foxconn, has reported its highest-ever second-quarter sales, surging more than 19% year-on-year, driven by a boom in artificial intelligence (AI) devices, according to Focus Taiwan. The company's consolidated sales for the April-June period reached NT$1.55 trillion (US$47.83 billion), exceeding expectations. The company attributed this growth to increased orders for cloud-based gadgets amid the current AI boom. Hon Hai's cloud and networking division saw particularly strong growth, while its computing, electronic components, and smart consumer electronics divisions also experienced positive sales momentum.

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11 Jul 2024 - Industrial

US manufacturing continues to shrink amidst easing inflation and weakening demand

The US manufacturing sector contracted for the third consecutive month in June, according to the Institute for Supply Management (ISM). The PMI, a key indicator of manufacturing activity, fell to 48.5, signaling a continued decline in production, new orders, and employment.

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10 Jul 2024 - General

Counterfeit GPUs on the Rise: A Growing Concern for the Electronics Industry

The thriving demand for high-performance graphics processing units (GPUs), fueled by the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and gaming, has inadvertently fostered a surge in sophisticated counterfeiting schemes. Recent reports from various tech news sources unveil an alarming trend of elaborate scams involving fake Nvidia RTX 4090s, one of the most sought-after and expensive GPUs in the market, retailing for $1,599.

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03 Jul 2024 - Industrial

UK election: what’s ahead for electronics and manufacturing?

As the UK braces for its general election tomorrow, the semiconductor industry finds itself at the crossroads of political pledges and economic realities.

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02 Jul 2024 - Industrial

India’s electronics ambitions: $240 billion opportunity or mirage?

India is positioning itself as a future powerhouse in electronics manufacturing, with a projected demand for electronic components and sub-assemblies reaching a staggering $240 billion by 2030, according to a report by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). This ambitious target is driven by the government’s push to promote domestic production and reduce reliance on […]

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28 Jun 2024 - Industrial

Generative AI spurs evolution in industrial PC market

Generative AI is propelling advancements in hardware and unlocking extensive application potential across various industries, reports DigiTimes.

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27 Jun 2024 - Industrial

Innodisk USB cameras are a snap to integrate into new designs

Astute Group is your trusted partner for industrial-grade vision solutions.

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27 Jun 2024 - Industrial

8 technologies set to revolutionise electronics manufacturing

The electronics manufacturing industry is on the brink of a transformative era, fueled by a wave of innovative technologies poised to reshape how electronic devices are designed and produced. From artificial intelligence (AI) and 3D printing to advanced automation and nanotechnology, these eight technologies are set to revolutionise the landscape:

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26 Jun 2024 - Industrial

High Bandwidth Memory: The Crucial Engine Powering the Generative AI Revolution

The meteoric rise of generative AI, with applications like ChatGPT capturing the public imagination, is driving an unprecedented surge in demand for high bandwidth memory (HBM). This critical component is essential for accelerating the training and inference of complex AI models, particularly large language models that underpin these transformative applications.

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25 Jun 2024 - Industrial

Foundry market sees mixed fortunes amid price wars and shifting demand

The global foundry market is experiencing a period of contrasting fortunes, with Chinese foundries witnessing a resurgence in capacity utilisation while Taiwanese counterparts grapple with weak demand for mature processes, according to TrendForce.

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24 Jun 2024 - Industrial

DRAM shortage looms as HBM production is prioritised

Supply chain sources indicate that general-purpose DRAM is expected to be in short supply as memory chip manufacturers expand production capacity for high-bandwidth memory (HBM).

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21 Jun 2024 - Industrial

ST topping the 2023 global SiC power device revenue list

According to the latest report from TrendForce, the global SiC power device industry maintained strong growth in 2023, driven by pure electric vehicle applications. The top five SiC power component suppliers account for approximately 91.9% of the total revenue, among which STMicroelectronics leads other competitors with a market share of 32.6%, and onsemi rises from fourth place in 2022 to second place with a market share of 23.6%.

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20 Jun 2024 - Industrial

Global semiconductor industry braced for record capacity growth

The global semiconductor industry is on track for unprecedented growth, with manufacturing capacity projected to rise by 6% in 2024 and a further 7% in 2025, reaching a record 33.7 million wafers per month. This surge is fuelled by the insatiable demand for chips, particularly in the realm of artificial intelligence (AI).

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14 Jun 2024 - Defence

Webinars for Defence, Military, and Aerospace Engineers 

Astute Group and SynQor, a proven partnership in defence power solutions, announce The Full Power Partnership webinar series, designed to equip engineers with the knowledge and tools to overcome the unique power challenges faced in the defence sector.

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13 Jun 2024 - Industrial

SSD and Memory Price Hikes Expected to Hit Consumers in 2024

The electronics industry is bracing for another round of price increases for SSDs and memory, as major players like Dell and Samsung warn of rising component costs and production cuts. These price hikes, expected to reach 15-20% in the second half of 2024, are attributed to increased demand, particularly from the burgeoning AI sector, and reduced supply due to production cutbacks.

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11 Jun 2024 - Industrial

Nvidia’s Meteoric Rise: On Track to Become a $10 Trillion Behemoth?

Nvidia's stock has soared in recent months, fuelled by the generative AI frenzy, and some analysts predict it could reach a staggering $10 trillion market cap by 2030. This bullish outlook is driven by several factors, including surging demand for AI-powered applications, Nvidia's dominant position in the AI chip market, and a forward-looking product roadmap.

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05 Jun 2024 - Defence

New Events Series for Defence, Military, and Aerospace Engineers 

Astute Group and SynQor, a proven partnership in defence power solutions, announce The Full Power Partnership webinar series, designed to equip engineers with the knowledge and tools to overcome the unique power challenges faced in the defence sector.

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31 May 2024 - Industrial

Supply chain reshuffle – politics, risks, and climate change

The once-lauded era of hyper-globalisation is facing a reckoning. Mounting geopolitical tensions, the escalating climate crisis, and shifting demographics are forcing businesses worldwide to reassess their reliance on sprawling, interconnected supply chains. A recent survey by Allianz Trade reveals that over half of the companies surveyed are contemplating relocating parts of their production networks due […]

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28 May 2024 - Industrial

Russia builds first lithography machine, taking great leap forward

Russia’s first lithography machine has been completed and is currently undergoing testing, reports DigiTimes and TrendForce.

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