Woodstock Wire: Industry News

March 20, 2023

GPT-4 Has Been Out For 1 Day. These New Projects Show Just How Much More Powerful It Is

Media -- Time - Business - The new GPT-4 artificial intelligence software from OpenAI has only been out for one day. But developers are already finding incredible ways to use the updated tool, which now has the ability to analyze images and write code in all major...

March 20, 2023 03:49 AM

Everything You Need to Know About ChatGPT-4

Media -- Time - Tech - It's been a mere four months since artificial intelligence company OpenAI unleashed ChatGPT and - not to overstate its importance - changed the world forever. In just 15 short weeks, it has sparked doomsday predictions in global job markets,...

March 20, 2023 01:17 AM

March 19, 2023

ChatGPT-4 Looks to Push AI Innovation Beyond Shiny Object Category

Media -- PYMNTS.com - It has been about four months since OpenAI brought its ChatGPT system to proverbial life.

Since evangelists believe the consumer-facing artificial intelligence (AI) tool has changed the world forever, observers can be forgiven for feeling...

March 19, 2023 01:06 AM

OpenAI Launches Latest Version of ChatGPT With Waitlist

Media -- PYMNTS.com - The latest version of ChatGPT is now available via a waitlist.

ChatGPT-4 launched Tuesday (March 14) with a waitlist in OpenAI's application programming interface (API) and in ChatGPT+, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman said in a thread on Twitter.


March 19, 2023 12:38 AM

Improved sales sentiment from December 2022 continued in 1Q23

Media -- Evertiq - February 2023 electronic components sales sentiment powers past expectations, momentum carries into March outlook.

March 19, 2023 12:27 AM

March 06, 2023

The Transistor at 75: The First Makers, Part 6

Media -- Electronic Engineering Journal - The first five articles in this series discussed early licensees of the Bell Telephone Labs (BTL) transistor patents in the US and Europe. However, one more geographic region was actively involved in transistor development...

March 06, 2023 03:52 AM

March 05, 2023

AI Will Revolutionize Search Engines

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - AI is looking to significantly impact the future global search engine market as powerhouses Microsoft, using OpenAI ChatGPT, and Google, with LaMDA technology, compete to become the most dominant search service.

March 05, 2023 06:32 AM

February 27, 2023

The Transistor at 75: The First Makers, Part 4

Media -- Electronic Engineering Journal - Last November, we celebrated the 75th anniversary of the announcement by Bell Telephone Labs (BTL) of the transistor's birth. Many articles about the early transistor developments have appeared, but I started to wonder...

February 27, 2023 06:49 AM

The Transistor at 75: The First Makers, Part 3

Media -- Electronic Engineering Journal - Last November, we celebrated the 75th anniversary of the announcement by Bell Telephone Labs (BTL) of the transistor's birth. Many articles about the early transistor developments have appeared, but I started to wonder...

February 27, 2023 05:39 AM

The Transistor at 75: The First Makers, Part 2

Media -- Electronic Engineering Journal - Part 1 of this article discussed the spark that ignited the commercial semiconductor industry. It was the 1952 Transistor Symposium conducted by Bell Telephone Laboratories (BTL). A book published by BTL called A History...

February 27, 2023 03:28 AM

The Transistor at 75: The First Makers, Part 1

Media -- Electronic Engineering Journal - Last November, our industry celebrated the 75th anniversary of the announcement by Bell Telephone Labs (BTL) of the transistor's birth. I knew that many facets of the transistor's invention would be well covered so I didn't...

February 27, 2023 03:12 AM

February 12, 2023

Single digit growth in 2023

Media -- Electronics Sourcing - ECSN chairman, Adam Fletcher In this article, ECSN chairman, Adam Fletcher and market analyst, Aubrey Dunford, summarise the results of the association's annual Forecast

The Forecast predicts the UK and Ireland electronic components...

February 12, 2023 03:59 AM

February 09, 2023

How's Business? A Look at OEM Performance in 2022

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Learn how from the first half of 2021 versus the first half of 2022 all market sectors except mil/aero, computers, peripherals and consumer products saw year-over-year sales increases and the top three market sectors by sales in the first...

February 09, 2023 04:29 AM

Semis Roll To Record Q4 - DMASS

Distribution -- Disti Blog - European components distribution finished 2022 in record fashion as both semiconductors and IPE (Interconnect, Passive and Electromechanical) reported increases sales.

According to DMASS surprisingly strong semiconductor sales and normalising...

February 09, 2023 02:44 AM

January 16, 2023

World Bank: Recession a Looming Threat for Global Economy

Distribution -- Industrial Distribution - Officials expect weaker growth in all the world's top economies - the U.S., Europe and China.

January 16, 2023 04:27 AM

January 05, 2023

Distribution lights up Electronica 2022

Media -- Electronics Sourcing - Component distributors put up a grand show at the 2022 Electronica Trade Fair in Munich and were, arguably the soul of the event.

They were impossible to miss. Bright lights of varying colors adorned their stands.

The booths were...

January 05, 2023 03:14 AM

January 03, 2023

IPC: Economic Volatility to Continue in 2023

Aspencore -- EPS News - The electronics industry has closed out a volatile year marked by significant economic uncertainty that will continue to influence the narrative in the early months of the new year, according to IPC Chief Economist Shawn DuBravac.

The year...

January 03, 2023 11:58 PM

6 Best Stories of 2022: Barb Jorgensen

Aspencore -- EETimes - As 2022 comes to an end, EE Times is highlighting memorable stories from each of its editors over the past year. Today's spotlight is on Barb Jorgensen, editor-in-chief for the supply chain publication EPSNews and correspondent at EE Times.


January 03, 2023 08:57 PM

January 02, 2023

2023: year of the digital twin and API

Media -- Electronics Sourcing - Jon Barrett, Managing Editor, Electronics SourcingI wonder if it's time to swap 'just-in-time' supply chains for 'efficient and robust' supply chains. To me, using the JIT descriptor suggests every supply chain process is in perfect...

January 02, 2023 03:19 AM

December 31, 2022

Vice President Mike Pence to Address Distributors at Executive Summit 2023

PR Newswire -- The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW), which is the voice of the 8.1 trillion-dollar wholesale distribution industry, and employs more...

December 31, 2022 06:34 AM

December 18, 2022

RS Group PLC CEO Lindsley Ruth to Step Down

marketwatch.com -- RS Group PLC said Friday that Chief Executive Officer Lindsley Ruth is stepping down from his role with immediate effect due to personal reasons.

December 18, 2022 04:14 AM

December 16, 2022

Michael J. Long of Arrow Electronics Named Recipient of the ERA Lifetime Achievement Award

Distribution -- ERA - The Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) is pleased and honored to announce that Michael J. Long, executive chairman of Arrow Electronics, Inc. has been named the 2023 recipient of the ERA Lifetime Achievement Award.

December 16, 2022 04:28 AM

Electronics Limps to the End of 2022

EPS NEWS -- The close of 2022 looks undeniably grim for the electronics supply chain. Two U.S. indices in November – the PMI and component sales trends – fell to their lowest levels since May of 2020. The ECIA's components survey collapsed to 58.1, well below the growth threshold of 100. The ISM's PMI declined to 49; readings below 50 indicate contraction.

December 16, 2022 03:59 AM

November 29, 2022

The Transistor at 75

Electronics -- IEEE Spectrum - Seventy-five years is a long time. It's so long that most of us don't remember a time before the transistor, and long enough for many engineers to have devoted entire careers to its use and development. In honor of this most important...

November 29, 2022 08:57 PM

November 22, 2022

electronica 2022 impressively confirms its status as the world's leading trade fair for electronics

eBOM -- An excellent mood in 14 halls and intensive discussions at full trade fair booths: The international electronics industry met again in person from November 15 to 18 at electronica 2022 in Munich. 2,144 exhibitors, 64 percent of whom came from countries outside of Germany, showcased innovations that covered the entire spectrum of electronics to about 70,000 visitors at this world leading trade fair. SEMICON Europa was held in parallel spread over just under one and a half halls. ...

November 22, 2022 04:45 AM

electronica 2022 impressively confirms its status as the world's leading trade fair for electronics

Media -- eBOM - 2,144 exhibitors showcased the entire range of electronics

Approximately 70,000 visitors with a high level of internationality

New record levels for exhibitor and visitor satisfaction

An excellent mood in 14 halls and intensive discussions...

November 22, 2022 03:54 AM

November 10, 2022

What makes Electronica 2022 unique?

Media -- Electronics360 - Electronica 2022 is right around the corner, and it promises to be one of the most unique trade fairs in recent history.

November 10, 2022 02:30 AM

October 31, 2022

Supplier Association Eyes Industry Challenges for 2023

Aspencore -- EETimes Europe - The lingering impact of the pandemic, the worsening conflict between Ukraine and Russia, and other geopolitical pressures on the industry were top of mind at the recent meeting of Assodel, the Italian Association of Electronics Suppliers....

October 31, 2022 02:34 AM

October 30, 2022

ECIA 2022 Executive Conference Honors Paul Andrews

Distribution -- ECIA - ECIA 2022 Executive Conference Honors Paul Andrews Founder of TTI Receives 'Lifetime Achievement Award'

"This is an award that is not handed out very often and is given with much consideration," noted ECIA President and CEO David Loftus. "Past recipients include Tony Hamilton, Robert W. Galvin, Seymour Schweber, Gordon Marshall, Jerry Sanders, Dr. Felix Zandman and Stephen Kaufman. This year, we were fortunate to have TTI's Mike Morton there to help us honor and remember this great leader."

October 30, 2022 10:30 PM

October 13, 2022

The importance of the Polish electronics industry

Media -- Evertiq - The Polish electronics industry is becoming more and more important as the electronics industry keeps evolving. Today the country is a key player in the European battery ecosystem. But just how big is the Polish electronics industry really?

October 13, 2022 06:00 AM

October 10, 2022

Worldwide PC Shipments Decline Another 15.0% in the Third Quarter of 2022, According to IDC Tracker

Business Wire -- Global shipments of traditional PCs totaled 74.3 million units during Q3 2022, a decline of 15.0%, according to preliminary results from IDC.

October 10, 2022 05:02 AM

September 24, 2022

1990s: The graduate student who helped the electronics industry face a global crisis

Aspencore -- EETimes - In 1974, three scientists published a paper that would rock the U.S. and global electronics industry 15 years later.

The paper laid out the chemical life cycle of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), a family of compounds that had proven hugely useful...

September 24, 2022 03:17 AM

September 23, 2022

1972: The Year Everything Changed

Aspencore -- EETimes - "The Godfather" was playing in theaters everywhere, and "American Pie" was riding the FM airwaves. China was completely isolated from the West, and no one could imagine carrying a phone in their pocket.

It was 1972, the year everything changed.


September 23, 2022 05:39 AM

July 03, 2022

Manufacturing Pace Eases in June as Orders Weaken

Aspencore -- EPS News - A gauge of U.S. manufacturing activity in June fell to its lowest level in two years as orders contracted, curbed by lingering supply and labor constraints and some softening in demand. An electronics industry measure of component sales also...

July 03, 2022 12:05 AM

June 06, 2022

Manufacturing Activity Bounces Back in May

Aspencore -- EPS News - U.S. manufacturing activity expanded in May as underlying demand for goods remained strong and supply and pricing pressures eased. Labor remained constrained, however, hindering further expansion in production.

The Institute for Supply Management's...

June 06, 2022 12:03 AM

June 01, 2022

The Electronic Components Outlook: Indicators to Watch in 2H 2022

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Despite record demand and a high degree of uncertainty, these economic indicators show a positive trajectory for the electronic components industry and for electronics manufacturing in the months ahead.

June 01, 2022 10:50 PM

May 28, 2022

IPC Forms European Subsidiary

Aspencore -- EPS News - To better support our European members' interests, IPC announces the formation of IPC Electronics Europe GmbH. The subsidiary was officially registered with the German government on May 4, 2022. The new entity's main office is located in central...

May 28, 2022 10:10 PM

A Return to Normal After Lockdown Disruptions | Weekly News Roundup for May 27, 2022

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - After lockdowns in China, cargo rates are falling and production at a major automaker has been affected; the Biden administration announces plans to compete with China for key minerals - and more news impacting electronics and manufacturing.

May 28, 2022 06:21 PM

May 25, 2022

Tech Manufacturing to Expand Through Year-End

Aspencore -- EPS News - High-tech manufacturing is expected to grow for the remainder of the year despite continued inflation and geopolitical unrest. Overall, U.S. manufacturing businesses forecast revenue growth of 9.2 percent for 2022, slightly higher than projections...

May 25, 2022 07:44 PM

May 17, 2022

Apple Releases Security Updates for Multiple Products

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency -- Apple has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in multiple products. An attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system. Note: Apple notes they are aware of a report that states CVE-2022-22675 may have been actively exploited. CVE-2022-22675 affects watchOS, tvOS, and macOS Big Sur.

May 17, 2022 10:27 PM

May 10, 2022

Auto Suppliers Redesign Electronics to Bypass Parts Shortages

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Facing continuing supply chain challenges and shortages of chips and other parts, both the suppliers of electronic components and the automakers that use those components have been redesigning products to work around the missing parts.


May 10, 2022 02:57 AM

May 09, 2022

European Components Market Continues To Surge - DMASS

Distribution -- Disti Blog - On the back of a strong 2021, a huge order book and ongoing shortages in key components, European components distribution again reported significant growth in its first calendar year quarter.

According to DMASS, semiconductor sales, as reported...

May 09, 2022 05:30 PM

April 08, 2022

Managing Choke Points: Eastern European Conflict's Impacts on the Electronic Components Ecosystem

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Volatile world events have the potential to disrupt major electronic components markets as tensions rise in eastern Europe and elsewhere. This in-depth report shows what manufacturers and consumers can expect of passives and other component...

April 08, 2022 12:00 AM

April 02, 2022

U.S. Earmarks $2.7 Billion for Ports and Infrastructure | Weekly News Roundup for April 1, 2022

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - The U.S. government sets aside funds for port and waterway improvements; Shanghai locks down as COVID-19 cases spike; passenger freight demand is here to stay, for now - and more headlines impacting electronics and manufacturing.

April 02, 2022 03:10 AM

March 18, 2022

Powerful Earthquake in Japan Leaves Widespread Damage | Weekly News Roundup for March 18, 2022

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Authorities assess damage from Wednesday's earthquake in Japan; growth forecasts show positive outlooks for industrial IoT and power semiconductors; the impact of COVID-19 lockdowns in China - and more news impacting electronics and manufacturing.

March 18, 2022 09:59 PM

March 09, 2022

How Sanctions on Russia Will Hurt-and Help-the World's Economies

Media -- Time - Business - Barring a near-miracle, sooner or later, sanctions will cripple Russia's economy. To most economists, that seems like an open and shut case.

What's more nuanced, however, is how those same bans on trading with Russia will send ripples...

March 09, 2022 01:33 AM

March 07, 2022

5 technologies you didn't know came from Ukraine

Tech -- Digital Trends - From hard drives to helicopters, Ukrainians have helped reshape the world of modern technology more than most people realize. These are their greatest hits.

March 07, 2022 05:30 AM

IT product brands and distributors clearing inventory in Russia

Media -- DIGITIMES - IT product brands and their channel distributors have been keen on cashing out in Russia or relocating their inventory to other offices in Europe or in China in response to the sanctions against the country over its invasion of Ukraine, according...

March 07, 2022 04:26 AM

Current sensors and Industry 4.0: What do engineers need to know

Aspencore -- EDN - A lot of the current buzz in electronic systems development is about "smart" products, and the ability to oversee the performance and functionality of these solutions. Between competition and consumer expectations, a product on the market today...

March 07, 2022 02:37 AM

February 27, 2022

Girls Need More Moms as STEM Role Models

Electronics -- IEEE Spectrum - Men dominate computer science and a lot of other tech fields-which can discourage girls, as they do not see a lot of female role models. Here is some advice that I hope will inspire anybody.DREAM BIG Dreaming inspires the heart, motivating...

February 27, 2022 06:02 AM