The impending explosion of the wearable computing market is one of the most interesting and highly anticipated developments taking place in the high-tech industry. According to a new study, Wearable Computing: Technologies, Applications and Global Markets, the $3 billion wearable consumer market is intrinsically linked with the $240+ billion smartphone market. The key market driver for wearable computing is the soaring global popularity of smartphones from manufacturers including Apple, Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, HTC, Blackberry, Nokia and Microsoft. Read More
ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS announces the availability of a new report entitled “Power Sources for the Internet-of-Things: Markets and Strategies”. The Internet-of-Things (IoT), a proliferation of multitudes of interconnected sensors and processors, is arguably the most disruptive shift in technology since the origination of the Internet itself. It’s a complex universe spanning communications, identification, location tracking, and security, enabled by multitudes of electronic equipment & devices and sensors. Read More
As products get smaller and denser, factors that used to be fairly easy to deal with can become areas of concern. Conformal coatings are getting increased interest now as usage grows and the quality of coatings comes under more scrutiny.
These coatings have typically been applied and examined using a range of related standards. For example, IPC-CC-830 addresses some basic testing of materials properties, while IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 define how a cured film should look.
A new IPC working group, 5-33awg, Conformal Coating Requirements Working Group, was formed to leverage the considerable amount of coating experience of the 5-33c IPC Conformal Coating Handbook Task Group, and focus on areas not covered by existing specifications. Among their areas of interest are the differences in the ways that an aerospace OEM might test coatings for NASA for outer space, or for the FAA’s tests on humidity condensation. Testing automotive OEM coatings in a damp heat environment is another area being examined.
5-33awg is working to develop criteria for conformal coating application and evaluation. Its goal is to come up with methods that allow a user of conformal coating to determine how conformal coating performs in particular end-use environments.
ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS announces the availability of a new report entitled “Semiconductors for Alternative Energy Technologies: Opportunities and Markets“. Economic conditions have had a dramatic impact on alternative energy. When oil dropped to $40 a barrel, who cared about alternative energy? Shorted sighted but with the credit market crunch, who could get a loan to build solar plants anyway? Now oil is more than $110 a barrel. Read More
ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS announces the availability of a new report entitled “Silicon on Insulator Market Technology – Global Forecast to 2020″. The global silicon-on-insulator market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 18.9% from 2014 to 2020. This growth is attributed to the growing smartphone and consumer electronics and the increasing trend of the Internet of Things. The geographic expansion in emerging markets and increasing applications of SOI devices are expected to offer lucrative opportunities for the SOI players in the next six years.