Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Fun facts about semiconductors and circuit boards

Computer engineering has evolved by leaps and bounds. Advancements in this field are now well-entrenched in modern lifestyles.

If people go through all the electronic hardware manufactured all around the world, they will see that among the significant technological common denominators is the presence of semiconductors and circuit boards. A lot of people don’t know this, but without these two elements, the world won’t be enjoying the most integral and ubiquitous technologies, such as computers and mobile phones.

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Semiconductors

Semiconductors are an integral part of circuits. They are usually crystalline and amorphous, which allows them to conduct electricity. They have a higher resistance than most materials, except those of insulators. They are the opposite of metals, whose resistance tends to rise as the temperature goes up. Semiconductors’ resistance goes down with an increase in temperature. They can be found in microprocessors and circuit boards.

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Circuit Boards

Circuit boards, or printed circuit boards, connect electronic equipment to each other. A lot of today’s gadgets have circuit boards – computers, mobile phones, TVs, radios, amplifiers, MP3 players, radars, sonars, laboratory equipment, and more. Not all circuit boards are the same though. How they are manufactured is dependent on their purpose, and the dimensions of the electronic device into which they’ll be installed.

Ryan Jacob is the CEO of semiconductor commodity-focused trading and investment firm Capital Asset Exchange and Trading (CAE). Learn more about his work by visiting this LinkedIn page.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Simplifying Aircraft Manufacturing: The Morphing Wing

The industry of aircraft production has come a long way ever since the Wright brothers discovered the science of flight. Year after year, the manufacturing process within this field has been optimized to the extent that people are now enjoying the benefits of a hassle-free air travel to any point in the world. It has changed so much that the wires and pulleys of the past then became the separate, hinged flaps and ailerons of today.

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Sure enough, innovation in the industry will not be slowing down anytime soon. Recently, a new wing architecture design was developed called the morphing wing. While some of its mechanisms will still come from conventional design, it will be taking most of its pointers from the roots of flying.
The basic principle behind the morphing wing is the creation of shapes with the use of tiny, lightweight yet very strong structural pieces called digital materials, very much like Legos. The assembly proper would then be done by simple miniature robots that would crawl inside the building blocks. The result would be a finalized structure that is flexible and is easy to lift, with the bonus of dimensional specificity and overall rigidity.
If applied commercially and to a large scale, the manufacturing process of aircraft could be potentially simplified. Current construction methods employ large, specialized equipment but with the morphing wing, modular structures could be created rapidly and in mass quantity. Since it is relatively lightweight, the strain on the aircraft would be reduced, thereby reducing fuel consumption and cutting down emissions.

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Capital Asset Exchange and Trading (CAE), led by Ryan Jacob, provides de-installation, rigging, crating, shipping, storage, and import and export compliance services for high transaction control with regard to capital assets, including high-tech manufacturing equipment and tools. To know more, click here.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Capital Gains Tax: Understanding Its Advantages And Disadvantages

For those looking to sell capital assets such as land properties, equipment, vehicles, and stocks, the profit from the transaction is called capital gains. And since selling capital assets are treated differently from ordinary income, income tax rates do not apply. Instead, capital gains taxes are used.

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There are various advantages to applying this tax preference on transactions. For one, tax liabilities paid at the end of the fiscal year can be substantially reduced due to potentially lower capital gains tax. As of 2013, the maximum tax rate incurred for selling capital assets is pegged at 20 percent.

To qualify for a lower rate, however, the property should have been owned for more than a year already.

Deferred taxation can also be administered on capital gains tax, as it can be applied only when a gain or loss has been realized. This benefits the property owner because he does not need to be concerned about paying the taxes until the property has already been sold.

It is important to note the capital gains rate does not apply to properties that are categorized as inventory, even if the property has been owned for at least a year. Selling an inventory would count toward ordinary income, therefore the regular income tax rates are used.

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Also, a business that has been incorporated cannot opt for the capital gains preference because every corporate gain is taxed at the same rate.

Led by Ryan Jacob, Capital Asset Exchange and Trading (CAE) has developed efficient platforms that discover asset values, market trends, and underlying determinative patterns to conduct trading and investment strategies for semiconductor physical commodity markets worldwide. Follow this Twitter account to learn more about the industry.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Creating a Market Where None Existed

Capital Asset Exchange and Trading saw an opportunity which consisted of a potentially huge market where none existed, and it professionally and exactingly set out to create a marketplace for capital assets. Capital assets consists of equipment and machinery that is used to create products which in turn generates the revenue that brings a company success. In essence, capital assets are the lifeblood of a business and, as such, it deserves enormous attention and appreciation.

Something that almost any company that relies upon the employment of capital assets for sales results understands is that they will sooner or later reach an inevitable point when they must face whether or not they should replace their capital assets and upgrade to the latest versions. It used to be very difficult if not impossible to sell their existing capital assets they intend to replace, simply because there was no viable market in existence.

Considering the incredibly fast and expansive growth in all forms of business all across the globe these days, there is now both a need and a value in creating a smoothly operating secondary market for capital assets. Again, Capital Asset Exchange and Trading used foresight in recognizing that a third party medium was essential to ensure full disclosure and performance on both sides of the transaction. They perform the necessary due diligence to fully document each capital asset that enters their marketplace.

However, this is merely the front end work that needs to be done in order to populate the marketplace with products. Once a deal has been reached, Capital Asset Exchange and Trading is then directly involved in and responsible for the delivery of the transacted capital asset, including packaging, insuring, and tracking for the buyer.

As you can see, Capital Asset Exchange and Trading has successfully developed a business by seeing the need for a marketplace that currently did not exist. They saw the opportunity to help companies and businesses monetize their used capital assets, and were able to construct a solid and effective trading platform that meets the needs and desires of all participating parties. You can learn more about their service along with an in depth look at the people driving this successful enterprise by visiting their website at caeonline.com.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Effective Trading, Simplified: The CAE Advantage

A leading trading and investment platform for global capital asset markets, CAE brings together buyers and sellers and assists them through each transaction smoothly and efficiently. It is boosted by its extensive information, unique analytics platform, understanding of the market, and commitment to client success, which sets it apart from the competition.

CAE focuses primarily on deeply illiquid capital assets, themselves a challenge to buy, sell, and transport. The company specializes in markets with no established centralized exchanges, pricing mechanisms, and settlement systems. From there it builds platforms that facilitate market function while meeting the clients' needs for liquidity, sourcing, due diligence, and settlement.
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It draws its advantage through cutting edge proprietary technology, data, and an extensive network of buyers and sellers, brought together through world-class execution and tireless commitment. The company's proprietary data and analytics software suite provides a comprehensive understanding market dynamics, prices, and behavior, which would translate to value for both buyer and seller clients. Upon the completion of each transaction, the company in turn continues to provide support and work toward simplifying the process for the client.

CAE's roots can be traced back to 1982. Founded in Menlo Park, CA, it now has offices in Palo Alto and Newport Beach, CA, Austin, TX, and Roanoke, VA, and was acquired by its current management in 2014. Its leadership comprises several reputable individuals with backgrounds in finance, technology, and client management.
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Part of the company's leadership since 2008, Ryan Jacob currently serves as the CEO of CAE, being responsible for growing the company from a five-person outfit with 100 clients to a firm with a network of several thousand clients. For more on the company and its services, visit this website.