The Week In Review: Manufacturing

China is investing billions of dollars in the IC industry and equipment sectors. The nation is also in the midst of an acquisition and an investment spree, especially in IC packaging. For example, Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology (JCET), a Chinese OSAT, shook up the landscape by recently announcing a deal to acquire STATS ChipPAC for $780 million. The deal was completed in August of 20... » read more

Smarter Lights

New products targeting the emerging Smart Home Automation market are popping up every day. There are smart locks, smart thermostats, smart refrigerators, smart mirrors, and the list just goes on and on. Sooner or later, we, as consumers, will have to determine how all this smart technology will enter our homes. What will be the main gateway providing access to all this Smart Home Automation?... » read more