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Distributors expect 5G will boost business for years

Fifth-generation wireless technology’s speed and low latency will enable new applications and increase component demand. Industrial, defense and aerospace and communications have always been important customer segments for electronics distributors, but technologies such as 5G, alternative energy, and artificial intelligence will likely have a significant impact on distribution over the next five years. Those technologies will result in many new products that will create sales opportunities for distributors. For instance, 5G is usually thought of as the next generation mobile phone technology. However, once 5G networks and infrastructure are built out, they will enable a plethora of new commercial industrial…

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Distributors expect 5G will boost business for years

Fifth-generation wireless technology’s speed and low latency will enable new applications and increase component demand. Industrial, defense and aerospace and communications have always been important customer segments for electronics distributors,…

MPU market will grow as demand, prices increase

Increased computer sales during the pandemic has resulted in greater demand for microprocessors. Semiconductor buyers can expect average prices for microprocessors to increase about 3.2 per cent over the next…