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Brian Lakamp to lead technology, digital ventures at Clear Channel


  • Radio World

Brian Lakamp has been named president of technology and digital ventures at Clear Channel, reporting to CEO Bob Pittman. Lakamp will oversee major technology projects, including data and programmatic … Read More

Report: Consumer-electronics spending to top $1 trillion in 2017


  • Advanced Television

Connected devices including TVs continue to gain ground, a report from Strategy Analytics says. Internet-connected devices accounted for 87% of consumer-electronics shipments last year, the report sai… Read More

Sources: Samsung is recipient of Qualcomm FinFET chip order


  • DigiTimes

Qualcomm, which many observers expected would order FinFET chips from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., has instead ordered the chips from Samsung Electronics, according to sources. Samsung repo… Read More

Report: Population trends will affect global manufacturing workforce



The percentage of the world's population that is of working age is expected to decrease in coming years, which could have implications for the global manufacturing workforce, according to a report by … Read More

Screen-makers explore quantum-dot technology


  • WebProNews (Lexington, Ky.)

Manufacturers of ultra-high-definition screens for televisions and other devices are taking a closer look at quantum-dot technologies that employ nanocrystal semiconductors and could possibly compete … Read More