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Riding the Storm Out: European Distribution Outlook

With supply chain disruptions, a chip shortage and geopolitical events like Brexit all creating a perfect storm of challenges, industrial and electronics distributors in Europe have a lot on their plates in 2021. Source: Riding the Storm Out: European Distribution Outlook | Source Today

Key Driving Forces Changing Automotive Electronics Systems 

This column is an overview of key driving forces that are changing automotive electronics systems.The figure below summarizes my views of the most important technologies changing automotive technologies. I used an earlier version of this figure during my keynote speech at the EE Times’ virtual conference called Roadmap to Next-Gen EV & AV. All conference presentations […]

Biden Arms Sale Freeze Likely To Thaw, Including UAE’s F-35s 

BEIRUT: The UAE is likely to receive its first F-35s by 2027, Bilal Saab, senior fellow at the Middle East Institute and former Pentagon official in charge of security cooperation in the Middle East tells Breaking Defense. Source: Biden Arms Sale Freeze Likely To Thaw, Including UAE’s F-35s « Breaking Defense – Defense industry news, analysis and […]

Intel Drops a Bomb, Not the Ball 

Intel rewarded the patient this week as Pat Gelsinger made some very big announcements about the formation of a standalone foundry business, increased partnerships with TSMC for manufacturing of Intel processor products, and a huge promised investment in new manufacturing plants in Arizona. EETimes editor Brian Santo provided an excellent synposis and analysis of Gelsinger’s […]

European AI Spending Will Reach $12B in 2021 

LONDON, March 24, 2021 — The International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Artificial Intelligence Spending Guide estimates that spending on artificial intelligence (AI) will reach $12 billion in 2021 in Europe and will continue to experience solid double-digit growth through 2024. Automation needs, digital transformation, and customer experience continue to support spending on AI, even in […]

Lockheed Martin secures $2.77B U.S. Army contract 

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a ~$2.77B hybrid (cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price) contract. The contract is for Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (‘GMLRS’) Alternative Warhead rocket pods, GMLRS Unitary Warhead rocket pods, Low-Cost Reduced Range Practice rocket pods, cybersecurity services, integrated product support and other services. Work locations and funding to be determined with each order, […]

Raytheon Technologies secures $518.44M AMRAAM Contract

Raytheon Technologies has been awarded a ~$518.44M firm-fixed-price, incentive contract for Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (‘AMRAAM’) Production Lot 34, with priced options for Lots 35 and 36.Contract provides for the production of the Lot 34 AMRAAMs, Captive Air Training Missiles, guidance sections, AMRAAM Telemetry System, initial and field spares, and other production engineering support […]

Pison Technology raises $7M in Series A funding

A tech startup that launched in 2016 is planning to double its headcount in New England after raising new investment funds.MIT spinoff Pison Technology, which has around 40 local employees, closed a $7 million round this month to bring its total funding to $11 million, according to CEO Dexter Ang.A MassChallenge Boston alum, Pison Technology […]

Riding the Storm Out: European Distribution Outlook 

Last year was tough for distributors around the globe, with very few (if any) being spared the impacts of a global pandemic, mandatory shutdowns and the loss of life across all continents. In Europe, industrial and electronics distributors faced these challenges head-on, with the subsequent supply chain interruptions compounding those issues through most of 2020. […]

Chiplets: A Short History 

In another “rabbit hole moment,” I lost myself in a bout of reminiscence on the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine. A prehistoric SemiSerious blog post from 2009 attempted to provide updates from ISSCC 2009. TechInsights engineers Aaron Murray, James Bull, and Mohammad Ahmad provided the boots on the ground reports to HQ. I believe these three […]

SPACECOM To Tighten Ties To Japan 

WASHINGTON: Japan is on deck this year as the next US ally to formally tie a knot to Space Command, following in the footsteps of France and Germany. “SPACECOM is working on a memorandum of understanding for collaboration with Japan,” confirmed a spokesperson today. Source: SPACECOM To Tighten Ties To Japan « Breaking Defense – […]