All Entries in the Category : End Markets

Raytheon acquiring privately held firm for $400 million

Reuters – U.S. weapons maker Raytheon Co RTN.N on Thursday said it was acquiring a privately held company in its core defense business for about $400 million, and the deal should close next month after completing regulatory reviews.Chief Financial Officer Dave Wajsgras announced the acquisition during the company’s earnings call, but said he could not name the firm due to a non-disclosure agreement and the pending regulatory reviews.

: Mil/Aero |

Infographic: Electronics Consumers Excited by New Tech

Electronics purchases are a popular choice among American buyers, with three out of four reporting plans for spending in the coming year. Online outlets and brick-and-mortar sellers both remain popular choices, but those that flock to online options are often looking for a deal, the survey found.

: Computer, Consumer, Telecom, Trends

Kitron signs framework agreement with Speed Identity

Kitron’s subsidiary Kitron AB, in Jönköping, Sweden, has signed a three-year framework agreement with Speed Identity AB for production and related services for its biometric identification systems.

: EMS, Medical

5 ways the fight against counterfeit electronic components is evolving

Most electronics industry professionals agree that the industry is more vigilant and doing a better job of keeping counterfeit electronic components off the plant floor than they were just five or 10 years ago.

: Mil/Aero, Regulatory |

Amazon shares tank as losses widen to $437 million

Amazon’s stock tanked in after-hours trading Thursday after the online retailer reported a third-quarter net loss of $437 million. That’s more than 10 times its loss of the same quarter last year, which was $41 million.

: Computer, Consumer

Sony to launch 12-inch tablet in 1Q15

Sony Mobile Communications will launch a 12-inch tablet in the first quarter of 2015. Several other vendors are also developing large-size tablets for launch in the first or second quarters, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

: Computer

Wearable Adoption Rate on Par with Tablets says PwC

PwC has just released a new report in its Consumer Intelligence series focused on Wearable Tech. In it, PwC finds that 21% of Americans already own a wearable device and conclude that the adoption rate echoes that of tablets back in 2012. And we all know how successful tablets have been since.

: Wearables