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2013-09-09 Labour cost as impetus in PV prod'n no longer holds water
A study from MIT and NREL shows that other factors aside from low labour costs are becoming more significant in solar panel production, opening the door for U.S. to become competitive once more
2014-12-12 Why you should care about Design-to-Cost
Your design process should include Design-to-Cost. With a committed team and the right tools, you can reduce product costs and improve your competitive position
2013-02-15 Vietnam sees promising future with industrial robots
Local scientists believe that Vietnam is capable of producing and sustaining a low-cost industrial robots industry that can compete with foreign rivals
2014-10-21 Should your company move to 3D printing?
Moving from machining, injection moulding and other manufacturing processes to 3D printing requires analysis of the business case; manufacturers need a cost-benefit analysis
2015-06-01 Opinion: Vietnam gives China, India a run for the money
Setting up a design centre in Shanghai or Bangalore is not financially viable, says Majeed Ahmad. With China and India losing their "lustre," Vietnam has become a cost-effective location with a growing talent pool
2014-04-03 Onshoring grows popularity in the U.S.
There are a number of factors that could prompt companies to bring their businesses back home such as risk management, labour costs, and intellectual property protection, to name a few
2012-09-27 iPhone teardown shows mostly the same suppliers, different components
The IHS teardown reveals that the 16GB model carries a BOM of $199, with the cost rising to $207, when manufacturing expenses are added in, while the 32GB has a BOM of $209
2013-04-19 Grasping power factor and solid state lighting
In order to effectively design an LED-based luminaire, designers need to understand power factor, the impact of LED drivers on it, and the different techniques for cost-effectively integrating power factor correction in the LED driver design
2013-07-11 End product success hinges on value engineering
It is vital to get the design correct the most cost-effective way at the start of a project and this includes design for manufacture, says an Escatec executive
2014-12-03 Electronics OEMs turn focus on risk management
Changing weather conditions, evolving labour disputes and shift in economic growth all make the risk picture change over timerequiring keen attention and careful planning
2012-12-14 Analyst: All-robot manufacturing floor in the near future
Engineering consultant Douglas Alexander explains that technology exists today that makes it possible to operate a manufacturing line without human labour
2015-09-16 A-Pac leads list of manufacturing hot spots
Malaysia led the pack, benefitting from its cost-effective environment, while Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines also fared well, according to Cushman & Wakefield
2016-03-22 5 ways asset tracking can shrink returnable transport items
RTIs include things such as the totes and pallets used for electronics, gas cylinders and even beer kegs, and when RTIs are not returned, suppliers experience shrinkage, and the cost can be staggering
2012-12-17 Study: Industrial robots market worth $8.2 billion
Small-payload industrial robots are on the rise with an estimated value of $8.2 billion in 2011, according to IMS Research.
2015-12-03 Semiconductor industry M&As breach $100B mark
The wave of consolidation that has run rampant in the semiconductor industry for more than a year has reached new heights as buyers scramble to land a shrinking number of acquisition targets.
2014-12-23 PSPC expands chip facility in the Philippines
The local unit of South Korean semiconductor giant STS Semiconductor and Telecommunications is investing $173 million to expand its manufacturing facility in the Philippines.
2012-10-31 NI invests in the long term with new Penang facility
While several electronics companies are downsizing this year, National Instruments is betting on the long term with new facilities in Penang. It is also helping develop Singapore's smart grid.
2013-05-16 LED lighting future getting brighter
The combined growth potentials of HB LEDs and high lumen LED lighting systems represent a significant increase in demand from today's deployment rate for both the LEDs themselves and for the LED driver ICs required to drive them.
2014-01-02 How to drive LED with fluorescent ballast (Part 1)
Here's a look at an AC/DC converter without active LED current control.
2012-09-24 Zurich University reveals FRAM tech for green wireless apps
A research from Zurich University reveals that the use of FRAM nonvolatile memory in energy harvesting applications can cut energy consumption of the wireless sensor node by more than 40 per cent.
2014-02-06 Voltage reference fundamentals
Learn about the basic DC voltage source or a voltage reference, as well as some discrete designs.
2013-12-05 Updating automotive ECUs over-the-air
Find out how to get the growing amount of software in vehicles under control, reduce the costs and raise customer satisfaction at the same time.
2015-05-08 Trina Solar builds manufacturing facility in Thailand
Trina Solar has set up a subsidiary company, Trina Solar Science & Technology, in Thailand to build a manufacturing facility with 500MW of module and 700MW of cell production capacity.
2015-06-15 Taking apart the iPhone 6 Plus battery
TechInsights looked into the iPhone 6 Plus battery, weighing in at 43g, which initially is not standing out from the trend line and does not seem to be special, but being Apple it is nonetheless interesting.
2013-02-21 SSIA: MEMS to go mainstream this year
In an exclusive interview with EE Times Asia, SSIA talks about the promising market segments of 2013 as well as the impact of Singapore's electronics-focused policies.
2012-11-09 Silicon Labs outs relative humidity sensor
The Si7005 combines a mixed-signal IC manufactured on standard CMOS with a proven technique of measuring humidity using a polymer dielectric film.
2007-11-29 Samsung in talks for printer, handset plant in Vietnam
Samsung is reportedly planning to build a handset and printer plant in northern Vietnam, with a total production capacity of over 100 million units per year.
2013-04-12 Resolve wireless sensor network issues
Multichannel time-synchronised mesh networks based on 802.15.4 radios address several concerns in building wireless sensor networks.
2015-06-09 Rejoinder to 'China and India have lost their lustre'
Last month, a writer engaged by Cliosoft said that China and India have lost their lustre as Vietnam is poised to overtake them. In this rejoinder, Rohit Girdhar at Infineon, begs to differ.
2014-11-11 Public-private sector team-up key to smart city success
By 2025, Frost & Sullivan forecasted that there will be more than 26 smart cities featuring at least five of the eight elements, which include smart building, smart infrastructure and smart energy.
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