Category Archives: Electronics Manufacturing

Ultimate Guide: Electronics Manufacturing

06/05/2021, hardwarebee

In our day to day lives, we use tens, if not hundreds of electronic devices, knowingly and unknowingly. Technology has gotten to a point where it is ubiquitous, with almost all the appliances, machines and devices in your home being powered by the semiconductor revolution.
From desktop computers, laptops,

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Optoelectronics, Sensors/Actuators, and Discretes Market 2008-2022

31/03/2021, hardwarebee


A broad-based economic rebound in 2021, fueled by pent-up demand and a steady recovery in global commerce after the 2020 outbreak of the Covid-19 virus pandemic, is forecast to lift total sales in optoelectronics, sensors and actuators, and discrete semiconductors (O-S-D) by 13% to $99.4 billion this year, according to

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Analog Design Blocks That Every Digital Engineer Should Know

02/12/2020, hardwarebee

Before digital electronics have been invented, all devices worked with analogue circuits. However, analogue circuits represent the real world because we live in an analogue world where all waves (sound waves, electromagnetic spectrum waves, voltage and current waves) are analogue signals. Therefore, an analogue signal represents a variation of a

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NAND Flash, DRAM Forecast to Remain Largest IC Markets in 2020

31/07/2020, hardwarebee

IC Insights recently released its Mid-Year Update to The McClean Report 2020, which ranked the 33 largest IC product categories based on their expected sales and unit shipment volumes. The 33 IC product categories are those defined by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization.  The five largest of these IC product segments

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Texas Instruments Maintains Firm Grip As World’s Top Analog IC Supplier

29/05/2020, hardwarebee

The 10 largest suppliers of analog ICs collectively accounted for 62% or $34.2 billion of the $55.2 billion analog IC market in 2019. That was an increase of two points from 60% in 2018, according to data compiled and presented in the April Update to the 2020 McClean Report.  The

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The Ultimate Guide to Electronic Product Design

13/05/2020, hardwarebee

Electronic product design is a mature and stable process that consists of several steps that will securely help you take a product idea into mass production. This article is the ultimate guide to electronic product design and is targeted to engineers and manager that are interesting in understand flow from

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Virus Crisis Hits Optoelectronics, Sensors/Actuators, and Discretes

06/05/2020, hardwarebee

When 2020 began, global conditions pointed to single-digit percentage market growth this year for optoelectronics, sensors and actuators, and discrete semiconductors (known collectively as O-S-D devices), but the outlook suddenly deteriorated in the first quarter due to the worldwide outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus.  The virus crisis deepened by

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Memory Market Not Forecast to Exceed 2018 High of $163.3B until 2022.

29/04/2020, hardwarebee

The most current 2017-2024 forecast for 33 major IC product segments (e.g., DRAM, 16-bit MCUs, power management analog devices, etc.) by market, unit shipments, and ASP was presented in the April Update to the 2020 edition of The McClean Report—A Complete Analysis and Forecast of the Integrated Circuit Industry (MR20).
A weak DRAM

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Understanding Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS)

15/03/2020, hardwarebee

Electronic Manufacturing Services, often referred to as simply EMS or ECM which is Electronics Contract Manufacturing, are companies that offer to perform all the steps needed for the development and manufacturing of electronic products for original equipment manufacturers, or OEMs. Through these companies, OEMs

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Past and Future of the European EMS Industry

23/04/2019, hardwarebee

The EMS Industry in Europe is still in a growth stage of its life cycle. But this doesn’t mean that there is enough space for everybody. Looking back over the last ten years, we have seen tremendous changes in the amount of companies, looking at every separate legal entity. Sweden and Italy

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