Laird TEMs Improve Heat Dissipation

Laird has introduced a new series of miniature thermoelectric modules (TEMs) built using Laird Tlam thermally conductive circuit boards instead of traditional ceramic-based circuit boards. The Tlam OptoTEC series is designed for applications where temperature stabilization of sensitive optical components in photonics, telecom, medical and consumer markets is critical. The company said the use of…

ERNI Expands High-Current Connector Line

Richmond, Va. – Targeting industrial and heavy-equipment providers, ERNI has expanded its high-current power element series to include combined flexible/massive press-fit and purely massive press-fit technologies. The high power wire-to-board connectors with press-fit terminations provide a gas-tight interface to the PCB via, eliminating the need for high temperature soldering and its negative effects on the…

Are More Mainstream Apps Ahead for GaN?

Lyon, France – “Today, the need for high-power, high-frequency transistors is increasing steadily, commensurate with the huge demand for wireless telecommunications”, explains Dr Kamel Madjour, Technology & Market Analyst, Yole Développement. Indeed more power, more frequency bands, better linearity and improved efficiency are still driving RF semiconductor devices’ current development, since the market needs devices able to handle all of…

Automotive CEOs: Technological Advances to Transform Business

Technological advances, including digital economy, social media, mobile devices and big data, will transform business in the next five years, according to 79 percent of automotive CEO respondents to PwC’s 17th Annual Global CEO Survey. The survey also finds that 57 percent of automotive CEOs have a program underway or completed, or have a strategy…

Automotive Drives Component Growth

Electronics content in vehicles continues to grow at a steady pace, driving innovation in the components sector. Electronic components make up more than 30 percent of the production cost of a vehicle, and is expected to continue upward, according to Transparency Market Research. Two recent market research studies indicate that automotive applications including next-generation vehicle…

Anti-Counterfeit Training Available

One of the provisions of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS Case 2012-D055) rule regards the training of personnel in counterfeit-avoidance processes.  Although DFARS is targeted at contractors and subcontractors of the U.S. Department of Defense, the rule also specifies the flow-down of these techniques through all tiers of the supply chain. In the electronics…

Akros Signs Global Deal With Digi-Key

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, recently signed a global distribution agreement with Akros Silicon, a provider of leading-edge power management ICs. Akros’ solutions help manufacturers of electronic equipment create more efficient and advanced products at reduced costs, while enabling end users the ability to…