Global Markets Growing Strongly for Surface-Mount Radio-Frequency (RF) Electronics Technology

Check any trade magazines such as Microwaves & RF or Microwave Journal, and it rapidly becomes clear that most manufacturers of RF modules offer their products in connectorized form. In this context, connectorized means metal or plastic containers that have standard coaxial connectors screwed into place for the signal lines. But this somewhat old-fashioned approach is steadily coming to an end — or at least toward merely a trickle.

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5 Technology Trends to Watch in 2016

Advancements in technology have allowed manufacturers to develop and sell devices with the abilities to do just about anything. In 2015, we were introduced to the iWatch, a hoverboard, and 3D printers in our homes, but what’s in store for 2016? Follow along in this blog to learn about five technology trends that will drive the consumer electronics market in the coming year.

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The Latest News in the Automobile Industry

Key players in the auto industry are facing new challenges and opportunities that could shake up the U.S. market in the months and years to come. Volkswagen’s sales showed tepid growth in the wake of the emissions-cheating scandal, while Subaru set new sales records in the month of September. Meanwhile, tech and auto companies alike are vying for position in the self-driving and electric car markets. Apple plans to release an electric car in 2019 and is tripling its 600-person team to accelerate its efforts. General Motors is competing with Google in the self-driving car arena and plans to test driverless Chevrolet Volts by late 2016. To learn more, read the auto industry recap below.

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Wearable Technology in Sports/Fitness, Healthcare, and Clothing Industries

Mind Commerce sees Sports and Fitness, Healthcare, and Clothing as key markets for the early success of wearable technology. Among these three segments, Sports and Fitness is the most promising segment for wearable consumption. The segment comprises various products out of which wrist bands, wrist watches, and headgears will dominate the segment. In addition, most products in this segment will be associated with measurement and monitoring fitness and performance and will be used by both amateurs and professionals.

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How to Protect Your Mission Critical Data

With a series of large-scale data breaches lighting up news headlines, cyber security is proving to be a major ongoing concern for corporations of all sizes. According to a recent report, the number of cyber attacks has grown exponentially in the last few years, and hackers are using increasingly complex and sophisticated methods.

For businesses, keeping mission critical data safe is absolutely essential. Allowing private information to become public could result in court cases and damage your company’s credibility and reputation. But where do you store all of this data, and how do you ensure that it is safe — and accessible?

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Wearable Technology in Enterprise

It is easy to categorize wearables in the enterprise as simply a variation or next step in Bring Your Own Technology (BYOD), but in reality it is a bit more complicated. While clearly enterprise wearables and BYOD overlap, wearable is a distinct category with its own dynamics and should be thought of differently from non-wearable BYOD.

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M2M & IoT: A New Industry? Or a Different Way to View Existing Applications?

The Internet of Things (IoT) has an ever-evolving definition. Each week, a different company hypes a different definition that includes pieces of the market and ignores others. So, how does Compass Intelligence, a leading provider of Telecom market information, define this space? Take the scenario of a city. There are various public and private elements that add up to a city: homes, commercial buildings, government buildings, factories & industrial, infrastructure, transportation, government services, and the list goes on. Each of these elements has “things”. A commercial building has access control, video surveillance, HVAC, offices, elevators, parking structures, sprinklers, energy management, demand response… and the list continues on. The same goes for each of the elements listed above that add to a city.

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Top 2015 Consumer Electronic Trends

Electronics and technology are always evolving; sometimes it can be tough to keep up with the latest and greatest trends. However, one thing is certain; in today’s world it can be beneficial to stay informed when it comes to some of the latest transformations, so we wanted to outline a couple of the top consumer electronic trends to keep an eye out for this year.

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Top 2014 Information Technology Trends

The Information Technology (IT) industry encompasses many different sectors, all of which receive make-overs on a frequent basis because of the constantly evolving nature of the industry and resulting new discoveries. While many IT trends change quickly, there are some trends that are sticking and expanding into bigger ideas for future technologies. Some of the most notable trends include: mobile diversity, software-defined networking, smart machines, 3-D printing, the internet of everything, and cloud computing.

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The Future of Enterprise Communications: A Customer Perspective

The most popular terms used by enterprise communications vendors today—and, indeed, for many years—are “UC” (which stands for “unified communications”) and “UCC” (“unified communications and collaboration”). But, if you think that means IT buyers understand what those terms mean, you’re wrong.

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