Applied Materias Inc., the biggest maker of equipment used to manufacture semiconductors, gave a weak forecast that indicates chipmakers are delaying spending as they wait for customers to work through stockpiles of unused parts.
Counterfeit electronics remain the bane of the electronics industry. Fake parts create safety hazards, siphon off profits, and tarnish corporate images. The problem is huge by all accounts, and probably underreported. The fake semiconductor market has reached $75 billion according to Industry Week...
Amazon has warned investors, reportedly for the first time, about the risk of counterfeits on its online platform.
In Amazon’s annual report, filed on Friday, February 1, the online marketplace acknowledged the challenges, saying n the ‘risk factors’ section of its report:
In May 2014, then-Attorney General Eric Holder announced charges against five members of the Chinese military. They'd allegedly hacked the computer networks of American companies and stolen everything from intellectual property and trade secrets to the firms' litigation strategies.
(Reuters) - Foxconn Technology Group is reconsidering plans to make advanced liquid crystal display panels at a $10 billion Wisconsin campus, and said it intends to hire mostly engineers and researchers rather than the manufacturing workforce the project originally promised.
TAIPEI/HONG KONG -- Huawei Technologies is asking suppliers to move some production to China as it braces for possible restrictions on access to U.S. technology that could starve the Chinese group of components vital to its business.
Achieving excellence through accelerated learning, TEC Transnational specialise in implementing modern and effective manufacturing and quality systems. TEC Transnational’s Dr David Scrimshire examines the twin threats of counterfeiting and conflict minerals.
With the U.S. and China currently meeting to settle the ongoing trade war, the FBI has arrested and accused a Chinese national working for Apple of stealing technology and trade secrets for a Chinese competitor.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Armed with screwdrivers and a zeal for change, a growing global movement is urging electronics giants to make devices that last longer and are easier to fix to cut the environmental fallout of the tech boom.
U.S. prosecutors filed criminal charges against Huawei Technologies Co., China’s largest smartphone maker, alleging it stole trade secrets from an American rival and committed bank fraud by violating sanctions against doing business with Iran.