Mouser Adds ADLINK in Europe

Mouser Electronics, Inc., a leading authorized distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, has greatly expanded its agreement with ADLINK Technology to distribute ADLINK products across Europe. Mouser’s international distribution agreement with ADLINK now includes EMEA, China and the Americas. ADLINK Technology is a Premier Member of the Intel® IoT Solutions Alliance, one of the world’s…

Mouser Updates Auto Infotainment Site

Mouser Electronics, Inc., has announced an update to their Automotive Applications Site  by featuring new sections devoted to Automotive Infotainment. In-vehicle entertainment technology is evolving rapidly, and the new Mouser Electronics site keeps Mouser visitors up-to-date on the latest news and developments in the expanding field of Automotive Applications. Mouser Electronics’ expanded Automotive Applications site…

IDC Lowers Tablet Projections

Following a second consecutive quarter of softer than expected demand, International Data Corporation (IDC) has lowered its worldwide tablet plus 2-in-1 forecast for 2014 to 233.1 million units. The new forecast represents a 6.5% year-over-year growth rate, which is well below the 12.1% growth rate previously forecast. “When we look at the global picture, it…

Smart Grid: Part of a Bigger Opportunity

A few years ago the smart grid represented an opportunity for electronics companies to tap into a rapidly growing market. Thanks to new energy standards, increased public concern for energy savings; volatile gas and oil prices; potential government subsidies and advanced electronics technologies, the grid and its offshoots looked ripe for the picking. Has the…

IPC: PCB Shipments Reflect Seasonal Slowdown

Bannockburn, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the July findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales and orders were weaker in July, but the book-to-bill ratio held steady at parity. Slump in Sales and Orders is Typical for July Total North American PCB shipments decreased 2.3 percent in…

icix Expands Audit Manager Suite

San Francisco, Calif. – News about another E. coli outbreak, labor abuses and unsafe factory conditions permeate today’s headlines. Consumers and the companies who make and sell products have cause for concern; in a vastly expanded global supply chain, it is increasingly difficult to monitor product safety, compliance and corporate social responsibility programs. To address this…

ROHM Establishes Foundry Business for New MEMS Process

Santa Clara, Calif.– ROHM has recently established a process for MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical System) utilizing thin-film piezoelectric elements, and implemented the industry’s first* foundry business that integrates product design and manufacturing processes, from wafer pulling to mounting, in order to meet a variety of customer needs. Piezoelectric elements, which possess the inherent property of generating a…

Consolidation Rules Home Appliances Market

El Segundo, Calif. — Home appliance manufacturers are looking to increase their market share through acquisitions, new territories and new market segments to take advantage of strong growth in the market, according to a new report from IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS). Worldwide shipments of home appliances are forecast to reach 611 million units by the end of 2014,…

Trimble, Digi-Key Ink Global Distribution Deal

Sunnyvale, Calif.– Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today a global distribution agreement with Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, to offer Trimble’s ThingMagic® Mercury® 6e Series and Mercury 5e Series of embedded UHF RFID modules. The ThingMagic family of award winning embedded RFID modules is used worldwide to reduce development costs and speed the time-to-market for…