ByteSnap’s 6 Electronics Industry Predictions for 2017


With the new year now upon us, the award-winning consultants here at ByteSnap Design cast their eyes to the future - and share their thoughts on what may emerge as dominant trends in the months ahead. Check out their top six electronics industry predictions for 2017...   Top six electronics industry predictions for 2017 from ByteSnap Design   GPRS designs phased out in favour of LTE For decades GPRS has been the go-to communications choice for low cost, low bandwidth long-distance comms. But with GPRS shutdown now on the horizon in many territories, it makes sense for future product designs to use an alternative communications technology. Cat M is a new narrowband category of LTE [long term evolution] which is split between two releases - Cat M1 and M2. [...]

ByteSnap’s 6 Electronics Industry Predictions for 20172018-10-09T12:15:14+00:00

Electronics news round-up April 2015


Another busy month for us and the world of electronics. Here are some of the news items that caught our attention: 1. Better battery imaging paves way for renewable energy future In a move that could improve the energy storage of everything from portable electronics to electric microgrids, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Brookhaven National Laboratory researchers have developed a novel X-ray imaging technique to visualize and study the electrochemical reactions in lithium-ion rechargeable batteries containing a new type of material, iron fluoride. 2. Electromagnetic theory breakthrough leads to ‘antennas on a chip’ The unravelling of one of the mysteries of electromagnetism could enable the design of antennas small enough to be integrated into an electronic chip, say researchers. One of the biggest bottlenecks to miniaturisation in modern electronics is the fact that [...]

Electronics news round-up April 20152015-05-08T09:12:48+00:00

Electronics news round-up March 2015


March 2015 was an exciting month in terms of happenings in the electronics sector, so we thought we'd do a quick round-up for you: 1. Europe’s electronics industry still strong Europe’s electronics industry is in recovery right now, says economist Nenad Pacek, founder and president of Global Success Advisors and co-founder of the CEEMEA business group said: “The electrical and electronics manufacturing industry is showing definite signs of recovery, especially in Europe, the US and Japan, and despite recent currency downturns in certain areas, emerging markets are still an important focus area for the industry.” “Companies should ask themselves if their businesses in emerging markets are sustainable. Competition is extreme and will get worse in the coming years – companies that make investments in these markets now will experience the benefits [...]

Electronics news round-up March 20152015-05-08T09:10:17+00:00