Growth, innovation, and success. Recent research reports show that the electronics industry is experiencing promising growth in a variety of areas, from analog IC sales to global semiconductor sales. In other positive news, we learned that 2017 was the best year ever for women inventors. Let’s review.
Q1 Global Semiconductor Sales Up 20%
Global semiconductor sales were strong in in the first quarter of 2018. Sales hit $111.1 billion in Q1, which was a 20% increase compared to Q1 2017. Sales were up 35.7% in the Americas, 20.6% in Europe, and 18.8% in China. Learn More
TI Tops the 2017 Analog IC List
Texas Instruments’s analog IC division had a great 2017. TI’s analog IC sales increased rose 16% in 2017, according to IC Insights. The company topped the leading analog IC suppliers list with $9.9 billion in sales. Analog Devices ($4.3 billion) and Skyworks Solutions ($3.7 billion) came in second place and third place. Learn More
Women Filing Patents on the Rise
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) announced last week that international patent filings by women increased by 23% over the past 10 years. Women filed 31.2% of international patents in 2017. Learn More
ESP32 Design Contest 2018 - The Winners
The ESP32 Design Contest 2018, powered by Elektor, challenged engineers and designers to create innovative ESP32-based projects. Check out the winners:

·Grand Prize - Connected Cocktail Machine

·2nd Place - Smart Home Lighting Control 

·3rd Place - Wi-Fi BBQ Thermostat and Thermometer​

·Honorable mentions

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