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IR Sensor Modules for Mobile Devices to Reach US$145 Million in Scale This Year as Smartphones Adopt 3D Sensing for Facial Recognition Applications, Says TrendForce

27 Apr shutterstock_482804422-624x434

Among the possible new technologies to be incorporated in this year’s refresh of the iPhone series, 3D sensing has generated a lot of interests in terms of applications. A 3D sensing solution requires an RGB camera module an infrared (IR) sensor module that uses VCSEL (vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser) as a light source. With more high-end smartphones adopt 3D sensing, TrendForce estimates that the worldwide market scale of IR sensor modules for mobile devices will reach US$145 million in 2017. (more…)

Toshiba’s Innovative GridDB NoSQL Database Affords Unlimited IoT Possibilities

27 Apr 0701-toshiba-624x416

With billions of connected devices expected to come online by 2020, Toshiba’s Industrial Solutions and Services Division (SSD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., has announced the launch of GridDB Standard Edition (SE). GridDB SE is a NoSQL Database purpose-built for mastering the opportunities of the new Internet of Things (IoT). (more…)

Rambus Partners with Samsung to Develop 56G SerDes PHY on 10nm LPP Process

26 Apr samsung-e1480409515573

Rambus Inc. has announced that it is partnering with Samsung Electronics for its recently launched 56G SerDes PHY to be developed on Samsung’s 10nm LPP (Low-Power Plus) process technology. (more…)

DHL eCommerce Launches e-commerce Services in Chile with Nationwide Coverage

26 Apr CHILE_DHLe_Chile_launch_2017_04_20

DHL eCommerce, a division of the world’s leading logistics company Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL), has launched a B2C domestic delivery operation with tailored and customer-centric solutions in Chile. The Chilean e-commerce sector is set to double its size to $2.3 billion by 2020. (more…)

Toshiba Machine Expands Chinese Production of Its EC-SXII Series, the Global Standard in Injection Molding Machines

24 Apr 201604_01

Toshiba Machine Co., Ltd. announced that its EC-SXII series of all-electric injection molding machines, one of the best-selling products in Japan, will add the EC280SXII, featuring a clamping force of 2,744 kN (280 tf), and the EC350SXII, featuring a clamping force of 3,430 kN (350 tf), as two additional models to its production lineup at its China factory. These two new models are expected to help better meet customer needs for precision molding of automobile optical parts. (more…)

TrendForce Anticipates Global Server DRAM ASP in 2Q17 to Rise Over 10% From Prior Quarter as Demands Exceeds Supply

21 Apr Server-memory-624x468

DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, reports that demand continues to outpace supply in the server DRAM market. In this first quarter, memory suppliers saw their shipment fulfillment rates dropped for different groups of clients. The fulfillment rate for long-term agreement (LTA) orders was 80% on average, while fulfillment rates for orders from Chinese and Taiwanese ODMs fell to the 60% level. Due to the persistent undersupply, DRAMeXchange further projects that the global average sales price (ASP) of server DRAM will increase by more than 10% between the first and second quarter. (more…)

TrendForce Estimates Average Contract Price of 4GB DDR4 DRAM Modules to Climb 12.5% Entering 2Q17 as Difficulties Mount for Under 20nm Production

20 Apr shutterstock_257062453-624x414

DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, reports the general price increase in the PC DRAM market is growing larger than anticipated as the already tight supply situation is compounded by quality problems with products made on the leading-edge processes. Based on a preliminary survey of completed contracts for the second quarter, DRAMeXchange estimates that the average contract price of 4GB DDR4 modules will go up by about 12.5% compared with the first quarter, from US$24 to around US$27. (more…)

Intel Aims to Keep Its Lead in Server Storage Market With Optane SSD DC P4800X Series, TrendForce Reports

15 Apr intel-new-600x400

Intel has made waves in the server SSD market with the reveal of its Optane SSD DC P4800X Series this March. Based the company’s in-house 3D XPoint memory, the DC P4800X Series is scheduled for shipments in the second half of 2017. “3D XPoint greatly outperforms NAND Flash and will help Intel reinforce its leading position in the high-end segment of the SSD market that has become increasingly competitive,” said Alan Chen, senior research manager of DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. (more…)

Panasonic Introduces New i-PRO Extreme PTZ Camera with Advanced Analytics

14 Apr 1110210243551459

Panasonic System Communications Company of North America (PSCNA), Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, a leading provider of integrated security and video surveillance solutions, today announced two new i-PRO Extreme X-series PTZ (Pan/Tilt/Zoom) cameras with optional Vehicle Incident Detection analytics. (more…)

Toshiba Launches 8TB Enterprise Capacity HDD

14 Apr TOSHIBA_8TB_eHDD_170406

Toshiba Corporation’s Storage & Electronic Devices Solutions Company today announced the addition of an 8TB[1] SATA model to its MG05 series of 3.5-inch[2] form-factor, enterprise capacity class of hard disk drives (HDD). Shipments start from today. (more…)