Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Different Realities: Understanding Ar And Vr Technologies

Virtual and augmented realities were once ambitious projects.These days, people are getting accustomed to having these two technologies integrated into everyday life.

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In the 90's, virtual reality became a buzzword.  With widespread Internet and PC use, the thought of having an alternate world online where people can participate seemed promising.  However, VR-related projects fizzled out, only to return as more polished and powerful technology.  On the other hand, the production of the Google Glass along with other games and gadgets in recent years was the first of mainstream projects that used augmented reality.

Many people still confuse virtual and augmented realities.  Here are some ways to differentiate the two:

VR brings a person to a simulated reality whereas  AR  incorporates virtual images into the real world.  For example, VR games require a headset like the Oculus Rift to get the whole experience while AR games like Pokemon Go incorporate elements from reality into the game by using real places.

The goal of  virtual reality is to isolate the person from current reality and introduce a new reality where he or she is also free to move.  As for  augmented reality , a person can improve what he or she sees by adding elements that weren't even there using gadgets such as smartphones.

It seems that  VR has a strong market among gamers, users of social networks, trainers, and educators.  Isolated experiences can be used to teach and train without going outdoors.  On the other hand, AR has a market in design, retail, social networking, and also in gaming.  By adding virtual elements into a person's current experience, users will be able to try something new even before it materializes.

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These two technologies are relatively new and users can only look forward to how these can further benefit their daily routines.

Ryan Jacob  is the CEO of Capital Asset Exchange and Training (CAE).He is responsible for designing, implementing, and refining the company’s trading operations, incentive systems, software, analytics, and data systems. Visit this  page  for more information on the company. 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

A Primer On Pricing Assets During Liquidation

Earning money from the liquidation of capital assets is no small task, especially when the goal is to pay off creditors promptly. Creditors would often demand that each asset be sold to as close to its fair market value as possible, not an easy task given that used capital does not usually sell at the prevailing market price due to depreciation.


The first thing that sellers should do when liquidating assets is to perform an inventory of the items to be sold. These would then need to be priced, either through research or evaluation from an appraiser. Once this is done, the seller would then have a clear idea of the potential value of their assets.

Time is a critical factor in determining the price of each inventory item. Getting the best price for assets in the inventory usually requires time to properly find the appropriate buyers. Sellers with little time on their hands may need to sell at discounted prices to attract buyers and close sales quickly, especially when it comes to smaller equipment such as office supplies and computers.

Taking their time would allow sellers to maintain and clean equipment before selling. Sellers can command better prices for well-maintained equipment, as buyers looking for bargains often appreciate a pre-owned item that’s in demonstrably good working order.

Meanwhile, more illiquid assets—that is, large specialist equipment with a limited market like industrial machinery—will inevitably be sold at a much slower pace, owing to the difficulty of locating and securing a buyer and the logistical challenges involved.


Finally, professional assistance can help sellers price their products appropriately and lend a hand in planning and executing complex sales.

Ryan Jacob serves as the CEO of Capital Asset Exchange and Trading (CAE), a marketplace dedicated to facilitating the exchange of hitherto illiquid capital assets such as semiconductor equipment. Learn more about the company and its equipment marketplace from this website.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

What Makes For High-Quality Semiconductor Products?

Semiconductors probably head the list of innovations that people are not very aware of, but are highly dependent on. Mostly any electronic device involves a component that runs on a semiconductor. But what makes for a high-quality semiconductor product?

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Semiconductor producers who have managed to stay in the game for a long time know that the industry they are in is quite unpredictable. The winning formula has always rested on a number of crucial factors.

The relative size of semiconductors has to be small. This is because, in its construction, finer lines allow for more transistors to be packed onto the exact same chip. With more transistors at its disposal, the chip can fulfill its work in less time.

Of course, high-quality semiconductors also need to be able to last long enough. In the business of chip manufacturing, this is classified as a superior good. Typically, the current day’s technology will be inevitably outclassed by the technology that will be in place in the next three months. This means that in terms of the standard of quality for semiconductor products, the yardstick is a very dynamic one.

Finally, quality production in the semiconductor industry would require state-of-the-art products to be manufactured at high volume. The demand for semiconductor components will always be great.

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For instance, the next smartphone promises to be faster, higher in memory and packs more power in a small space. The succeeding wave of development will need a more advanced set of semiconductor components. In this industry, it’s really that simple.

Led by Ryan Jacob, Capital Asset Exchange and Trading (CAE) has a data rich and predictive understanding pricing dynamics within the physical semiconductor commodity markets. To know more about the semiconductor industry, visit this website.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

How The Semiconductor Industry Is Benefiting From Rising Drone Use

Commercial drones are becoming a necessity for businesses. Industries such as shipping, photography, agriculture, engineering, and construction are appreciating the convenience of these unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). As the demand for these devices is rising, the need for semiconductor chips is also following suit. Being the central parts of a device, microprocessors and microcontrollers will face a steady rise in demand in the coming months.

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Semiconductor companies are investing money in research and production to advance drone technology and increase the efficiency of semiconductors used for UAVs with different purposes. At present, drones for public use are showing a lot of vulnerabilities that could be exploited by hackers and attackers. While companies are trying to fix security flaws, the semiconductor industry is already gearing up for increased and strengthened use for these drones.

As drone technology is continually being industrialized, drone manufacturing companies are also teaming up with semiconductor companies in designing more efficient models with a wider range of functions. In the coming years, the semiconductor industry is expected to earn billions of dollars thanks to the widespread business and individualized use of drones. For now, the industry has to coordinate with authorities and UAV companies to ensure that this new technology will be safe for public use.

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Ryan Jacob is the CEO of Capital Asset Exchange and Training (CAE). He is responsible for designing, implementing, and refining the company’s trading operations, incentive systems, software, analytics, and data systems. Visit this page for more information on the company.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

What To Look For In a Trading And Investment Platform Of Capital Assets

Capital assets, such as front or back end processing equipment, high technology manufacturing equipment, lab equipment, and facilities equipment, can be bought or sold as long as they remain profitable. However, there are risks in such trades, and organizations should take care not to be shortchanged.

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Capital Asset Exchange and Trading (CAE) understands this reality, which is why it has created a safe and effective trading and investment platform, a transparent and connected marketplace where companies can buy or sell capital assets.

For buyers, the company provides a comprehensive directory of assets across the globe, giving the purchaser unmatched access to this list. Thanks to it effective use of its platform and expertise in the area, the company can match the buyer’s needs to find assets in an efficient manner and at the best possible price. There is also a dedicated settlement team that supports import and export compliance, safe handling, and shipping of the assets on a global basis.

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As for sellers, CAE has unparalleled market reach and purchasing power. Since 2014, it has completed transactions for more than 1,200 returning clients and at least 500 regular clients. Globally, the company has purchased over 1,221 assets. Deals are also quickly accomplished, often finished within 24 hours, and with a cross-manufacturer focus.

Ryan Jacob, the CEO of CAE, designed, implemented, and refined the company’s trading operations, incentive systems, software, analytics, and data systems. Visit the official website to gain more information about the organization.

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 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.