TCFs and Sensors Are Hot Segments in Printed Electronics

Boston, Mass. – Transparent conductive films (TCFs) – used in touchscreens – and sensors are currently the hottest sectors in printed, flexible and organic electronics, based on an analysis of start-up companies’ performance, according to Lux Research. Its analysts looked at six years of data from the Lux Research Member Site, where companies are evaluated annually on…

Chip Makers Tap Emerging-Market Opportunities

Spring is bringing new growth to global markets at a sustainable pace, which is exciting for the supply chain. Europe, like North America, is showing real signs of a return of consumer confidence and foreign investment. Meanwhile, many of the emerging economies are also gaining momentum, although some remain clouded in political issues, like Russia; and…

Fox Upgrades XpressO-ULTRA Oscillators

Fort Myers, Fla. – Fox Electronics now offers an LVDS version, in addition to the recently released LVPECL version of its next generation ultra-precision-oscillator technology, XpressO-ULTRA.  Designed to meet today’s bandwidth requirements, the XpressO-ULTRA is said to provide exceptionally clean and stable clocking to ensure better performance and lower bit rate errors. The ultra-precision oscillators, which…

MegaChips, Vidatronic Execute Joint Development Agreement

Osaka, Japan — MegaChips, one of the world’s largest application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) solution providers, introduces MegaChips’ new generation LDO, a new line of low dropout (LDO) linear voltage regulators offering superior performance over traditional LDO products. MegaChips new generation LDO features unparalleled dynamic performance and power supply noise rejection with or without an output capacitor.…

RFMW Stocks 2600-MHZ CATV Amplifier

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for TriQuint’s TAT7460B1A, linear, 75-ohm, CATV amplifier. Designed for use from 50MHz up to 2600 MHz, the TAT7460B1A addresses CATV and Satellite bands in a single part. 17dB of gain is available from this 5V, 100mA amplifier which offers noise figure of 3dBm up to 1600MHz. Available in an industry standard, SOT-89…

April Component Trends: Return to Stability

Although electronics components saw a little movement in leadtimes and pricing in the month of March, April — with a few exceptions– is trending back toward stability. According to Avnet’s latest Market and Technology Trends report, discretes and memory are two categories worth keeping an eye on. Leadtimes in discrete components are stretching out to as much…

Vishay Precision Resistors Meet Military Qualification

Malvern, Pa. — Vishay Precision Group, Inc. announced that its Vishay Foil Resistors brand (VFR) offers a series of military-qualified, ultra-high-precision Z1-Foil wrap-around chip resistors. Tested per EEE-INST-002 (Tables 2A and 3A, Film/Foil, Level 1) and MIL-PRF-55342, devices in the 303261 – 303266 series provide load-life stability of ±0.0025% typical after rated power at 70°C for 2,000 hours,…

Mouser, ADI Sponsor Design Contest

Mouser Electronics, Inc., a leading engineering resource and global distributor of semiconductors and electronic components, is sponsoring the 12th annual NASA Tech Briefs magazine “Create the Future” Design Contest, a challenge to engineers and students worldwide to create the next great thing. Mouser is being joined in this sponsorship by Analog Devices. The grand prize winner will receive global recognition…

Big Growth Ahead for Sensor Hubs

El Segundo, Calif. — Huge growth is predicted for sensor hubs that offload tasks from application processors and let mobile devices run longer on a single battery charge thanks to the global microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) market, according to IHS Technology. Shipment growth in 2014 alone will be in the triple digits. Worldwide shipments of sensor hubs in…