Linear Tech & PowerbyProxi Pact Yields First IC

Linear Technology Corporation  and PowerbyProxi (www.powerbyproxi.com) today announced that they have been working in partnership to develop wireless power systems for use in a range of applications and environments. As a first result of that partnership, Linear Technology today introduced the LTC4120 integrated circuit that combines a wireless power receiver with a full-featured battery charger…

Rochester Inks Pact With Willas-Array Electronics

Rochester Electronics has recently added Willas-Array Electronics (Holdings) Limited out of Hong Kong as an authorized distributor for Rochester-brand semiconductors. Established in 1981, Willas-Array Electronics has become one of the largest Hong Kong-based electronic component distributors in the Asia-PAC region, and will focus on industrial, telecom, medical, and automotive markets. “Willas-Array Electronics (Holdings) Limited has…

PDI Communications Joins MoCA

 PDI Communications Inc., a designer/manufacturer and distributor of RF electronics equipment has joined MoCA(R) as an Associate member. PDI presently designs and manufactures both digital and analog headend electronics as well as MoCA splitters, filters and amplifiers that support the MoCA platforms. PDI engineering will introduce a number of new MoCA high performance products to…

Ametherm Acquires Surge-Gard Product Line

Ametherm today announced that it has acquired the SURGE-GARD™ inrush current limiter product line, formerly manufactured by RTI Electronics, from Measurement Specialties Inc. (NASDAQ: MEAS), a global designer and manufacturer of sensors and sensor-based systems. The acquisition will also include certain NTC thermistor products. “Since their introduction, SURGE-GARD products have won a reputation for quality…

Mouser Offers TI Design Tool

  Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now offering an online software design tool from Texas Instruments that delivers customized designs in mere seconds. WEBENCH® Designer lets designers generate, optimize, and simulate designs that conform to their unique specifications. Mouser Electronics supports the complete design with its large breadth of in-stock products from TI and other leading suppliers.…

Altera Joins China Mobile R&D Program

Altera Corporation (Nasdaq: ALTR) today announced its collaboration with China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI) to research and develop next-generation wireless networks based on the Centralized Radio Access Network (C-RAN) architecture. Altera FPGAs and intellectual property (IP) provide CMRI’s wireless system solutions with a development platform and technical support that are being used to verify future…

Processors in Cars to Value $1.6 Billion

 ABI Research forecasts that the revenues from main processors shipped in OEM-installed connected car telematics systems will increase from around $360 million at the end of 2012 to $1.6 billion globally by the end of 2020. Developments in the smartphone world are revolutionizing consumers’ in-car expectations and creating growth opportunities for silicon providers offering automotive…

IPC: PCB Growth Stalls

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the August findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program, which included a revised 2013 forecast of nearly flat sales growth for 2013. Sales and order growth both stalled in August after signs of upward momentum in recent months. Sales and Orders Remain Slow…