No Vacation from Component Innovation

Despite the start of the summer slowdown, electronic component manufacturers are not taking a vacation from developing innovative products. Over the past month, we’ve seen several innovative designs that are going to make both designers and purchasers happy by solving design problems, saving space, cutting costs and reducing bill of materials. Let’s start with Honeywell’s…

Strong Growth Forecast for mHealth Device Market

Boston, Mass. – The mobile health (mHealth) market is forecast to grow eight-fold from $5.1 billion in 2013 to $41.8 billion in 2023, driven by the adoption of vital signs monitoring and in vitro diagnostic (IVD) devices, according to Lux Research. After an initial slow start due to regulatory approval barriers and slower integration by physicians,…

Spansion Joins ZigBee

Spansion Inc. (NYSE: CODE), a global leader in embedded systems, today announced it joined the ZigBee Alliance. Through active participation in the ZigBee Alliance, Spansion will continue to contribute to open standards and technology collaboration to accelerate the adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT). “Spansion is committed to shaping the future of wireless connectivity…

Mouser Has WaveSurfer 3000

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now shipping the new WaveSurfer 3000 series of oscilloscopes from Teledyne LeCroy. The WaveSurfer 3000 oscilloscope series combines the advantages of a fully featured oscilloscope with the additional capabilities of a mixed signal oscilloscope, waveform and function generators, and protocol analyzer. All functions are accessible from an advanced user friendly 10.1″…

IPC Applauds U.S. Final PCB Rule

Following years of advocacy work to clarify the treatment of printed circuit boards (PCBs) under International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), IPC is applauding the U.S. Department of State’s final rule for Category XI for Military Electronics of the United States Munitions List (USML). Published today, the new rule states that PCBs “specially designed” for…

Visteon Completes Buy of Johnson Controls Unit

Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the automotive electronics business of Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), creating one of the world’s three largest suppliers of vehicle cockpit electronics. The two companies announced plans for the $265 million cash transaction on Jan. 13.  The acquisition will enhance Visteon’s competitive position…

Sager Completes PowerGate Buy

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Electromechanical and Power components, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of PowerGate LLC, a premier North American power specialist distributor headquartered in Santa Clara, California. With the completion of this acquisition, Sager Electronics has added nineteen additional sales professionals assisting customers in the selection…