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Industry News Wrap-Up January 11-15, 2016

Smart Home Devices

Year-Over- Year Sales for Smart Home Devices Predicted to Double

ABI Research recently released a report revealing that sales for smart home devices are expected to double by 2017.  Smart home devices include in-home security systems, phone/internet integration, thermostats, and even smart clocks.

Thanks to several consecutive years of building a strong foundation for this market, wide adaptation in the industry is expected to cause impressive growth in sales. Some of the top vendors in the smart home industry include AT&T, Vivint, and ADT. Click here to learn more.

 

SpaceX vs Boeing

Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel Releases Annual Report for NASA

This past week, the Aerospace Space Advisory Panel (ASAP) released its 2015 annual report reviewing NASA’s overall safety performance. The report touches on NASA’s accomplishments in 2015, current funding analysis, as well as any concerns over missions in 2015.

According to the 2015 report, ASAP believes that the healthy and steady competition between Boeing and Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) plays an integral part in the advancement and improvement of safety technology in NASA programs. To read through the 42 page report click here.

 

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What the Internet of Things Means for Electronic Manufacturing

There’s a lot of talk about the Internet of Things (IoT) these days and for good reason. The IoT refers to electronic devices communicating and sharing data through wireless connections. For example, your clothes dryer will be able to send an alert to your phone letting you know your clothes are ready.  Not only is the IoT set to change our daily lives but it will also transform electronics manufacturing.

Automated Equipment Monitoring

Instead of requiring constant monitoring from workers, equipment will, in many ways, be self-monitoring. The IoT allows equipment to automatically collect and communicate data such as the number of items produced, down time, and malfunctions to production managers. Using this data, production managers will be able to make real-time decisions to increase efficiency and reduce down time. The end result of manufacturing equipment connected to the IoT will be increased production.

Increased Demand For Connected Devices

While the IoT will likely make manufacturing processes more efficient it will also cause a spike in demand for connected devices. While the IoT is making headlines the demand for connected devices still hasn’t reached a fever pitch. As more end users learn about the benefits of the IoT demand will only rise, driving growth in the electronics manufacturing industry. In fact, “According to new research from International Data Corporation (IDC), the worldwide Internet of Things market will grow from $655.8 billion in 2014 to $1.7 trillion in 2020 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.9%”.

A Partner For The Future

At bisco industries we believe the past informs the future. With over 40 years of experience bisco understands the challenges of technological change. A franchised distributor of electronic components, specialty fasteners, and hardware, bisco industries offers e-commerce shopping as well as a large staff of customer representatives. We’ll help you locate the components you need and more importantly provide the value added services to make your supply chain even more efficient.  Make sure you have reliable a supply partner as you navigate the rapid expansion of the IoT. Contact bisco industries today!

Connecting the Devices You Use Everyday

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a topic that’s making headlines lately and for good reason. The IoT refers to connectivity between devices allowing them to communicate with each and with users.  Devices like cameras, cars, washing machines, thermostats, and many, many more will be impacted by this trend. The interconnectedness of these devices is set to provide both data and control that was previously unknown.

Making the Internet of Things Possible

Behind the Internet of Things are antennas. Antennas are utilized to transmit and receive signals for a wide range of technologies including cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS. Previously unwanted or unnecessary technology, antennas, must now be considered when designing electronic devices and systems.  Molex is one of the top manufacturers of antennas in the market today, serving OEMs in the medical, telecommunications, industrial, consumer electronics, and automotive sectors.

Molex Standard Antenna Offering

2.4/5GHZ Standalone Antennas

2.4 GHZ SMD On-Ground Antennas

Cellular 6-Band Standalone Antennas

868, 915MHZ ISM Antennas

Your Source for Standard & Custom Molex Antennas

In addition to standard antennas Molex also offers customized solutions to meet your needs. bisco industries is proud to be a distributor of Molex antennas. To view Molex’s antenna specifications or to request a custom quote visit biscoind.com.

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