National Instruments published their 2013 Automated Test Outlook. The report highlights the latest test and measurement technologies and methodologies. The research examines trends affecting industries such as aerospace and defense, automotive, consumer electronics, semiconductor, telecommunications and transportation.
According to International Data Corporation (IDC), 2009 worldwide semiconductor revenues declined to $225.1 billion (decrease of 9%). The top five chip suppliers were Intel, Samsung, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, and Qualcomm. The five suppliers maintained about 34.3% of the semiconductor market. So far, 2010 appears to be very strong. Semiconductor inventory checks indicate strong demand in the first half of 2010 with order rates expected to normalize in the second half of the year. Assuming there are no macroeconomic shocks to global economy, IDC expects 16-18% year-over-year semiconductor revenue growth for 2010.
McObject recently published a white paper, “Will the Real IMDS Please Stand Up?” The technical explains how to tell the difference between real and imitation in-memory database systems, and explains why it matters. The free report helps developers determine if they will obtain the IMDS benefits of fast performance and superior database efficiency from specific vendors and products often described as (or purporting to be) in memory database systems.