BID Group to Leverage PTC ThingWorx to Improve Factory Operations and Digitally Transform the Lumber Processing Industry

12 Sep

PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) has announced that privately-held BID Group Technologies, Ltd., a global leader in the forest products industry, will leverage PTC’s ThingWorx® Industrial Internet of Things platform to develop BID Group’s next generation predictive analytics product. The digitally connected offering, “OPER8”, is being designed to enable lumber mills to maximize productivity, increase throughput, and improve overall reliability of the manufacturing process via real-time data analytics and a rich array of production reporting. Continue reading 

Tech to Protect Challenge Coming to Chicago

12 Sep

Motorola Solutions Inc. (NYSE: MSI) has announced its launch of the Tech to Protect Challenge, a national open innovation contest designed to advance public safety communications. As a national co-sponsor of the initiative, Motorola Solutions will host the regional codeathon event Sept. 27-29 at the Schaumburg campus located outside of Chicago and invites all bright minds to participate. Continue reading 

Toshiba Memory’s Operation Could Make Huge Gains From the Acquisition of Lite-On’s SSD Business, Says TrendForce

11 Sep

Taiwan’s Lite-On Technology Corp. (Lite-On) announced on August 30 that it will offload the entire stake of its SSD business to Toshiba Memory Holdings Corp. (TMCHD). The purchase price is provisionally set at US$165 million, and the transaction is scheduled to be completed by 1H20. TrendForce’s preliminary assessment of this deal finds that Lite-On’s SSD business has significant advantages in operational efficiency and flexibility. Thus, the acquisition could be a major boon to TMCHD in terms of enhancing the range and quality of product offerings. Continue reading 

NEC Display Launches New Collaboration Suite for Corporate, K-12 and Higher Education

11 Sep

NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial digital signage solutions, has announced the launch of its CB Series Collaboration Suite, a robust and easy-to-use collaboration solution that elevates productivity in classrooms and corporate meetings. With its intuitive and powerful Mosaic collaboration software, the CB Series offers flexibility via multi-platform support, interactive whiteboard and wireless presenting capabilities, and simple out-of-the-box integration – just plug-in, connect and go. Continue reading 

New Tecra X50, Dynabook’s Thinnest & Lightest 15.6” Laptop

11 Sep

Dynabook Americas, Inc. (formerly Toshiba America Client Solutions, Inc.), has announced the Tecra® X50, the brand’s thinnest and lightest full-featured 15.6-inch laptop. The addition of the newly designed Tecra® X50 rounds out the Dynabook portfolio of award-winning, high-performance X Series laptops, which includes 12-, 13- and 14-inch models. Continue reading 

TrendForce Estimates a 13% QoQ Growth in Global Foundry Revenue for 3Q19; Peak Season Will Be Weaker Than Expected Due to the US-China Trade Dispute

10 Sep

The global demand for semiconductor components in the second half of the year will be noticeably stronger compared with the first half due to the effect of the traditional peak season. Continue reading 

Ingram Micro Named Global Distributor for Microsoft HoloLens 2

10 Sep

Building on the success of its global IoT (internet of things) business, Ingram Micro Inc. has announced it has been authorized globally to market, sell and support the Microsoft HoloLens 2. The win is a direct result of Ingram Micro’s global and expanding focus on Advanced Solutions and IoT, as well as emerging, complementary technologies including Artificial Intelligence (AI), big data and most recently mixed reality. Continue reading 

Seoul Semiconductor Files Patent Litigation Regarding Flash-lights LED of Mobile Phones Following Backlight LED Litigation

10 Sep

Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ 046890) (“Seoul”), a leading global innovator of LED products and technology, announced that it filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Conrad Electronic S.E. (“Conrad”), a large European retailer of electronic products. The lawsuit was filed in Germany in the District Court of Manheim. Continue reading 

Tsinghua Unigroup’s DRAM Fab Is Scheduled for Completion in 2021 but Technology Remains the Biggest Challenge to Production, Reports TrendForce

9 Sep

Tsinghua Unigroup announced on August 27 that it has signed an agreement with the Chongqing government to establish an R&D center and a wafer fab for DRAM production. The construction of these facilities, which will be located in Chongqing’s Liangjiang New Area, is scheduled to start near the end of 2019 and finish in 2021. TrendForce believes this latest event is another indication of China’s unwavering determination to achieve self-sufficiency in the supply of memory products. The continuing escalation of the US-China trade dispute and the blacklisting of JHICC by the US government have compelled the Chinese government to redouble their efforts to build up a domestic DRAM industry. Continue reading 

Digital Transformation Gets Bigger, Better, Bolder at LiveWorx’19

9 Sep

A record crowd gathered in Boston last week for the annual LiveWorx® digital transformation event, where attendees explored how digital transformation is becoming a reality for an ever-increasing number of manufacturing companies around the world. Continue reading