For many owners of iPods and other MP3 players, collecting accessories is almost as much fun as listening to music.
Griffin Technology is making the most of this obsession with products like the iFM, which provides a radio and remote for the iPod. Users can control the iPod remotely or switch to FM radio. Microchip Technology Inc.'s PIC microcontroller provides control to the display and user interface, as well as communication with the iPOD. Griffin's iFM weighs only 0.6 oz.
Sales of semiconductors, interconnects, and other electronic components in North America were flat through the second quarter of 2015, reflecting a pattern that’s been repeating itself for several years.
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
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