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Detecting counterfeit electronics & materials – event announced

The Anti-Counterfeiting Forum will be co-hosting the Counterfeit Electronics and Materials Symposium at the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry, UK, on 14-15 March 2023 alongside the U.S. electronics bodies, SMTA and CALCE. The event will focus on current...

Industrial sensor sales remain strong

Sales of semiconductor sensors are expected to continue to achieve double-digit YOY growth, driven by the popularity of smart embedded controls and rising sales prices due to semiconductor shortages, reports IC Insights. Tight supplies and shortages of sensors for...

Designers are adapting to the chip shortage

As OEMs continue to struggle to secure essential components, engineering teams are being asked to consider component sourcing when developing the next generation of their products, reports EPS News. A recent survey found a majority – 74 percent – of global companies...

IC market expected to rebound – IC Insights

The IC market is expected to rebound in 2Q23 after a short bottoming out, reports IC Insights. "Given that the IC industry has never registered a four-quarter sequential IC market decline, expectations are high for a return to IC market growth beginning in 2Q23....

5G? Better wait til next year

May 1, 2020
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2020 should have been the year for 5G. Instead, introduction across the UK is beset by problems.

In January, the UK government banned Huawei from building ‘core’ aspects of the 5G network and non-core to 35% of the overall network. Then came a spate of arson attacks and vandalism of 5G masts, caused by conspiracy theories, which falsely claim the deployment of 5G networks has caused or helped accelerate the spread of Covid-19.

Unsurprisingly, it’s reported in EE Times that mobile phone industry observers have revised their 5G market projections, with some expecting delays of between three and six months.

“The [5G network] infrastructure supply chains, although not broken, have slowed down,” reports the article. The problem is compounded by a reduction in phone shipments: “some observers also worry if Apple might postpone the much-hyped launch of its 5G-enabled smartphone, scheduled for September.” The articles notes this will have an impact on take-up of 5G.

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