Forbes Recognizes Synaptics

Synaptics Inc., a leading developer of human interface solutions, today announced its recognition on the Forbes Best Small Companies list for the seventh straight year. Synaptics is proud to have come in at number 7 on the Best Small Tech Companies list and number 19 across all industries. Recognizing leading companies based on a combination…

Smartphone Use in Car Infotainment to Grow

 ABI Research forecasts that the shipments of connected in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems equipped with one or more smartphone integration technologies will grow substantially during the next five years to reach 35.1 million units globally by 2018. Of these, 43.6% will be equipped with MirrorLink, 49.8% with Apple’s “iOS in the Car”, and 28.2% with other…

The RFID ‘Kill’ Switch is here

During the RFID Live 2013 conference, I had the opportunity to preview some very significant technology introductions that will be implemented as standard features in both mobile and fixed stationed products very soon. One of the most intriguing innovations is the RFID application that I like to think of as a “kill switch.” One hardware…

Arrow Adds Embedded Products From Variscite

Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) has signed a distribution agreement with Variscite, a leading manufacturer of embedded solutions and system-on-modules (SOM). Under the agreement, Arrow will distribute all products offered by Variscite in theAmericas. “At Arrow, we work closely with our customers on software integration and development, user interface, wireless connectivity, security and certification, to…

Flextronics Wins HP Brazil Contract

Flextronics International Ltd. said it has signed a contract with Hewlett-Packard Co. to provide design chain, manufacturing and other supply chain management services in Brazil to support the company’s printing and personal systems business in the South American country. Under the terms of the agreement, Flextronics is expected to offer a wide range of services…

Kyocera 1H Sales up 15%

Kyocera Corporation  today announced consolidated financial results for the first half of fiscal year 2014 (“first half” or “FY14-H1,” covering the six months ended September 30, 2013), as summarized below. Details are available at: http://global.kyocera.com/ir/financial/f_results.html Digital equipment, including the components required therein, represents the principal market for Kyocera Corporation and its consolidated subsidiaries (“the Kyocera…