Computer servers have been in use since the 1980s. They came into being as the computing world shifted from mainframes and minicomputers to distributed PC networks. History and Characterization That development led to a scare for IBM, the original developer of the PC, as the world migrated to PCs and networks, diminishing the role of Read More >>
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The consumer PC market has experienced a sea change of technologies that have dramatically altered the computing landscape. We use our devices differently, and we use different devices than we did just 10 years ago. Where the industry will go from here remains to be seen, but we take a look at a few possible directions.
December 4, 2012 – The shift from OEM to EMS/ODM has been particularly challenging for the connector industry, but at $300B, it’s no longer just a fad or trend. John MacWilliams takes a closer look at the evolution of the industry, where it is today, and what might happen next.
Over the years, many connector products have been getting smaller, smaller, and smaller. They don’t do this by themselves; miniaturization is caused by electronic systems and subsystems shrinking while being packed with high-density chip-level components. Many connector systems remain relatively large. This disparity in size is because connector designs are as broad as the electronics Read More >>
September 4, 2012 – John MacWilliams dispenses some wisdom on the always fluctuating forecast for the US consumer electronics market as it reaches a milestone number for the first time.