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Smart Cities: The Benefits of an IoT Infrastructure

Widespread utilization of the Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure is changing the way cities operate, helping to improve the delivery of public services, allocate resources, cut traffic congestion, and more.

How to Safeguard Against Counterfeit Components

As technological advancements with production and materials keep making major leaps forward, the business of counterfeit parts also continues to grow in scale and capability. With many companies outsourcing their production to third parties, the risk of counterfeit components rises, putting the integrity of their designs at stake. What are Counterfeit Electronics? While there are

3D Printing Creates New Possibilities for PCB Manufacturing Methods

Printed circuit boards, or PCBs, are the backbone of most electronics, and they mechanically support and connect the electronic components that are soldered to them. Although PCBs are small, the process to prototype and manufacture them is quite lengthy. Many companies outsource this process to third parties in Asia, which can be slow and expensive. However, the advent of 3D printing has ushered in a new era for PCB development, and what was once labeled too costly and time consuming is now a production method that can save time, money, and resources.

Machine Learning vs. Deep Learning for OEMs

As we’ve discussed on this blog many times before, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is everywhere nowadays. We’ve addressed the impact of AI in retail spaces and across social media and the web, but what we haven’t written about is how AI can have the impact that it does across multiple markets and industries. The two key subsets of artificial intelligence that you need to understand are machine learning and deep learning.

Everyday AI is Here, Examples You Might Not Notice

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a growing market for OEMs, but this technology is established. Here’s how everyday AI is already positively affecting our lives.

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The Future of Extended Reality Technology for OEMs

Virtual reality was once thought to be a major aspect of our future. Films depicted futuristic worlds where humans could plug themselves into complex machines or use virtual reality (VR) headset technology to transport them into an entirely new virtual world. The applications for these technologies are great and still developing, and each year the

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Autonomous Devices Are Creating a New Wave of Business for OEMs

Autonomous devices will be a massive part of our future, but what effect will that have on original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and what opportunities will present themselves?

How Robert Downey Jr.’s Footprint Coalition and AI Solutions will Affect OEMs

Robert Downey Jr.’s Footprint Coalition will create a demand for AI solutions that OEMs need to be prepared to meet.

How Robotics are the Future of Artificial Limbs and What That Means for OEMs

Everyday technology is advancing and becoming a larger part of our lives. Smart phones, the internet, and artificial intelligence are all examples, but not all technological advancements are so obvious. One area the tech revolution has changed, is prosthetics and artificial limbs. With current advancements, people who have lost or were born without key limbs

How AI Development is Creating a New Wave of Business

Artificial Intelligence is a growing industry that gives us new ways to categorize businesses. AI will change the way companies function and succeed. The demand for this new technology will open an entirely new job market for those who can contribute to the field.

The Future of Wearable Devices

As technology continues to grow more advanced, so too does its prominence in our everyday lives. It’s in our cars, how we read our favorite novels, in our pockets and now, on our person. Wearable technology has seen remarkable growth as major companies unveil plans to develop product lines and expand on current capabilities in

From Flip to Flat, to Foldable 5G—Smartphone Market Trends

As smartphone capabilities continue expanding and the market grows increasingly saturated, OEMs must find new and innovative ways to differentiate themselves amongst the competition. Where simple touchscreens were once enough to capture the attention of the masses and drive sales, many of today’s phone innovations are failing to inspire new purchases as consumers grow bored

A Growing Opportunity in Smart Home Security

The best way to protect a smart home is with a smart home security system. Rapid developments in areas like IoT and AI have transformed the home security market enabling the development of new smart solutions in home protection. After analyzing the upward trends of general home security systems and understanding their share in the

IPC Certification by Our Award-Winning Instructors

Tried and true, superior training yields superior results. At EPTAC, we wouldn’t be able to provide this level of training and education to our students without the expertise of our instructors. While all of our instructors bring with them a wealth of knowledge, experience, and achievements, one has recently received the highest honor in the

How IoT Will Affect OEMs in 2019

It’s no secret that the adoption and development of IoT has significantly transformed the way industries and consumers interact with each other and their environments. Fueled by connectivity, IoT has enabled product development that was once labeled science fiction and resulted in widespread efficiency across a diverse range of segments. Several weeks into 2019, it’s

Virtual and Augmented: The Reality of Mixed Reality

Virtual and augmented reality made a significant impact in 2018. As both technologies continued advancing, adoption rates increased while consumers interacted with both features in everyday appliances and applications. No longer mutually exclusive, and with both poised to continue growing in popularity and commercialization, what is the reality of these mixed realities in 2019? Virtual