The word "shortage" has figured prominently in the semiconductor industry over the past several years. From automotive to industrial, very few businesses found themselves with enough chips to keep up regular production. Alongside the chip shortage, an even larger scarcity looms – a rapidly shrinking workforce.
In 2022, as global inflation has been revised up and with the threats of the conflict in Eastern Europe, the world economy is facing an increasingly challenging and uncertain outlook. Although the market seems to be lessening demand for PCs and consumer electronics, the demand for leading-edge process nodes seems to remain high and continues with high attention because this technology powers high performance computing, 5G/6G, advanced servers, and mobile phones in our pockets.
Digi-Key Electronics, which offers the world's largest selection of electronic components in stock for immediate shipment, announced that the XPLR-IoT-1 explorer kit from u-blox, a global technology leader in positioning and wireless communication, is now available for purchase globally, exclusively from Digi-Key.
KLA is proud to be part of the most significant technological breakthroughs that help create the devices and ideas that transform our current life and shape our future. One of the latest emerging trends is a renewed focus on microLED technology.
The electric vehicle (EV) industry has developed a wide range of multi-wheeled electric vehicles, including self-balancing unicycles, two-wheeled scooters, electric motorcycles and bicycles, three-wheeled tuk-tuks and also four-wheeled new energy vehicles. According to TrendForce data, the total global sales of new energy vehicles in the first quarter of 2022 will reach 2 million units, with pure battery electric vehicles (BEVs) seeing the strongest growth, with sales reaching 1.5 million units. However, the problem of insufficient charging piles and the inconvenient location of charging stations has created what is known as user "range anxiety". Therefore, the demand for smart home charging and portable EV charging equipment in commercial and residential facilities is rapidly increasing. According to Grand View Research, the global electric vehicle charging infrastructure market size was valued at USD 19.26 billion in 2021 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 30.6% from 2022 to 2030.
Affected by the epidemic in recent years, not only the commerce and logistics industries but also more and more manufacturers have decided to introduce AGV and AMR (Autonomous Mobile Robot) to improve production efficiency and reduce human resources or accidents. AMR can assist operators in picking materials and carrying out actions with laser guidance. These robots can also communicate with each other and cooperate to complete tasks. And reducing the flow of people could also save time and costs. It can even combine AMR with robotic arms and apply it to the production line by connecting WMS (Warehouse Management System) and MES (Manufacturing Execution System) in series, which can assist operators in completing material distribution to the machine and -production at the designated location.
Digi-Key Electronics, which offers the world's largest selection of electronic components and automation products in stock for immediate shipment, celebrated the ribbon cutting of its Product Distribution Center expansion (PDCe) today, expanding the company's headquarters' footprint by 2.2 million square feet for a combined total of more than 3 million square feet. The new facility allows Digi-Key to pick, pack and ship nearly three times the previous daily average of 27,000 packages to customers in more than 180 countries around the world.
As the COVID-19 pandemic starts to level off in 2022s, LitePoint hosts the Innovation and Testing Technology Forum in Taipei and Hsinchu city on August 2 and 4 respectively. This annual event is targeted to share the latest trends in wireless technologies including 5G frequency range expansion, 5G O-RAN white-box solution, the early specification for super-fast Wi-Fi 7 and the latest ultra-wideband (UWB) use case applications. LitePoint provides a complete wireless test solution that enable customers to test wireless devices with optimized test time reduce to capture the latest market trends and opportunities.
Taiwan's role in the global supply chain has changed dramatically due to the importance of the semiconductor industry in technological development and its critical position at the core. In view of increasingly complex geopolitical situations, how we could maintain our operational resilience and help to deepen regional economic cooperation are topics of ever greater interest. Intensifying competition between China and the US, resulting in the rise of Asia's global status, climate change, carbon footprint, etc. are also driving changes in industry structures and corporates' business models.
The miscellaneous applications of the Internet of Vehicles (IoV) and autonomous-driving systems in the automotive market range from in-vehicle entertainment, mobile office and navigation, to name a few. This has lifted the curtain on the surging growth of this area, as well as the rapid emergence of secure automotive memory to satisfy the storage needs for low-level code, data and parameters. Moreover, it plays a key role in several segments, such as advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS), heads-up display (HUD), electronic dashboard, navigation, infotainment, and transmission systems. Behind such prospecting smart vehicle solutions, a very real concern is information protection and cybersecurity under the hood.