To build on this momentum, the team has launched two new products to support the holistic front-end
management can be made more difficult by the competition among various buyers and managers involved in the process, observers say.
Payoffs are evident in the Audi A6 front-end
module and Ford Focus grille-opening reinforcement, which boast weight and cost savings of at least 10%.
Even when the tape library lacks a disk front-end
, it may work with backup disk drives in tiered storage schemes.
The prospect of developing a national, front-end
financed program for handling end-of-life electronics is a daunting task.
Magazines, gum/mints and candy dominate the front-end
The European market has been the fastest-growing region in the world in terms of demand for front-end
modules, with a number of manufacturers serving the market.
One big message from our research is that there are a lot of sales going out of this front-end
rack," Jones says, "and it needs active dedicated management.
The Web farm must maintain a high rate of speed to quickly deliver Internet pages, so the goal in the front-end
is to swap out downed servers without interrupting Web page viewing.
The original front- end focus study identified an incremental $1 billion opportunity for the industry based on improved front-end
Skyworks' family of Intera[TM] and InteraLite [TM] front-end
modules and power amplifiers support all key air interfaces and market segments, expanding the company's highly successful GPRS, EDGE, CDMA and WCDMA product portfolio that are at the heart of over 500 million handsets.
Hybrid technology is gaining ground in automotive front-end
development because it realizes cost, weight, and space savings not possible when plastic or metal are used alone (see PT, July '02, p.