Sounds like they're following a strong trend. The market for OTT set-top boxes seems to be growing right now. Apple TV and Roku are taking advantage of the move toward streaming content, and I'm seeing more and more of these boxes in homes.
Rich, this is another application of the 64-bit ARM processor that I am seeing. It is interesting, but I am not sure that a 64-bit processor is necessary for some of these applications, yet. The advantage of 64-bit is in the address space. This is why ARM has not been seen in the server market. Now with 64-bit it is possible to make servers that are really energy aware. Companies like HP are working on these.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
Independent science safety company Underwriters Laboratories is providing new guidance for manufacturers about how to follow the latest IEC standards for implementing safety features in programmable logic controllers.
Automakers are adding greater digital capabilities to their design and engineering activities to promote collaboration among staff and suppliers, input consumer feedback, shorten product development cycles, and meet evolving end-use needs.
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