July 8 Top articles about electronics for the day

4 Electronics Stocks That Promise Gains Amid Coronavirus Crisis from Yahoo Finance

The stock market is in recovery mode since April after bottoming out in late March due to the pessimism surrounding the coronavirus crisis. Optimism over a potential vaccine and an uptick in economic activities, with lockdown measures starting to ease, are mainly driving the U.S. stock market.

In this regard, the electronics industry has emerged as an exception despite facing global trade disruption and supply chain constraints since the beginning of 2020. Burgeoning demand for electronics in healthcare to manage the coronavirus-pandemic remains a major positive.

The top 4 picks:

Synaptics

Is well poised to capitalize on its market-leading position for both touchpads and secure fingerprint sensors amid upbeat trends in PC shipments. New design wins across all OEM leaders, including Dell, HP and Lenovo, deserve a special mention.

KLA-Tencor Corporation

is benefiting from strong demand for process diagnostics and control equipment and yield management solutions required for the fabrication of semiconductor integrated circuits or chips. This Zacks Rank #2 company enjoys a strong competitive position in several chip equipment areas, including PCB (printed circuit board) and display. At the same time, KLA-Tencor has prominent exposure to 5G smartphones, 5G infrastructure equipment and autonomous driving sensors trending in the technology industry.

KLA-Tencor has a Growth Score of A. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for this $30.4 billion company’s current-year earnings has moved 1.2% north over the past 60 days to $9.86 per share.

FormFactor

FORM is benefiting from solid demand for both Foundry & Logic probe cards. Growing probe-card demand, customer node transitions and new design releases are major positives for this Zacks Rank #2 company. Furthermore, its increasing focus on Mobile SoC and Mobile DRAM probe-card segments is another key growth driver.

Currently, this $2.4 billion company has a Growth Score of A. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for ongoing-year earnings has moved 14.7% north in the past 60 days to $1.09 per share.

Rambus, Inc.

RMBS is gaining on the growing momentum of tokenization solutions. In addition to mobile payments and retail, the company has expanded tokenization offerings in markets like account-based payments, e-commerce and blockchain. This Zacks Rank #2 company has also rolled out Vaultify Trade that provides bank-grade tokenization for blockchain.

Currently, Rambus has a Growth Score of A. The consensus mark for 2020 earnings for this $1.7 billion company has been revised upward by 7.7% in the past 60 days to 98 cents per share.

Read the entire article here:

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/4-electronics-stocks-promise-gains-131501310.html

Hydrocarbon Engineering July 2020 Issue

Hydrocarbon Engineering

The July issue of Hydrocarbon Engineering includes features on a range of topics, including compressors, flaring, process safety, gas monitoring and digitalisation. Also includes a regional report looking at the latest developments in Southeast Asia, as well as our annual Pumps, Valves & Seals Review.

This issue features some exclusive technical articles from Elliott Group; Sulzer; AMETEK; KBC; Athlon, a Halliburton Service; Kurita Europe; VEGA Americas and many more.

Link to the Hydrocarbon Engineering July 2020 Issue:

http://publications.hydrocarbonengineering.com/flip/hydrocarbon-engineering/2020/July/hesm7.html

Engineers create plastic with high transparency and conductivity

Engineers create plastic with high transparency and conductivity

Researchers at the University of Michigan (U-M) have developed a conductive plastic coating that is also transparent.

Developed by a team at U-M’s College of Engineering, the plastic conductive was created as part of an effort to improve large touchscreens, LED light panels and window-mounted infrared solar cells. 

The conductive metal layer is sandwiched between two ‘dielectric’ materials that allow light to pass through easily. The dielectrics reduce the reflection from both the plastic and metal layer between them.

Read the entire article here:

https://eandt.theiet.org/content/articles/2020/07/engineers-create-plastic-with-high-transparency-and-conductivity/

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