If a plasma screen hummed at high altitudes, would you hear it? A recent issue of the New York Times stated that "plasma hums when used at 6,500 ft or more above sea level." Huh? A spokesperson for flat panel maker Phillips acknowledged that the company is "looking into the matter" but isn't prepared to talk to the press, yet.
In a move that strengthens its 3D design business, Stratasys continued a 15-month buying spree this week by announcing its plan to acquire GrabCAD, a provider of a cloud-based collaboration environment for engineers.
Many diverse markets take advantage of semiconductor IP; so many that no one can recite the entire list without leaving off several. So why do we track all the vertical markets? They all have a unique set of requirements and value attributes differently. One major vertical market segment is automotive.
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