OmniVision Camera Chip Targets Portables

Santa Clara, Calif. — OmniVision Technologies, Inc. has launched the OVM6211 CameraCubeChip, a complete global shutter camera solution in the industry’s smallest form factor. The OVM6211 enables a variety of applications in consumer devices, including key machine and computer vision capabilities such as gesture recognition, eye tracking and motion detection. The camera solution targets advanced applications…

KEMET Debuts New High Temp Capacitors

Greenville, S.C. — KEMET Corporation has introduced a new line of High Temperature Radial Molded Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors, which offer industry-leading performance in extreme environments and high temperature up to 200 degrees Celsius. These capacitors can withstand the severe shock and vibration conditions associated with deep-well and horizontal drilling activities, and are also well-suited for use in geophysical probes,…

RS Inks Deal with Adapteva

Wellington, New Zealand — RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has signed a significant distribution agreement with Adapteva, producer of the innovative Epiphany multicore coprocessor and developer of the popular Parallella-16 board. The partnership will bring the Parallella board directly to customers in Europe and Asia, which comprise…

Lithium Battery Transport Rules Govern Drone Tech

Washington — As Unmanned Aerial Vehicles  – or drones – become more commercially available and the list of industries utilizing the technology expands, companies should be aware of the stringent transportation regulations applicable to the lithium ion batteries that power virtually every UAV. These transportation regulations address the packaging, testing and size limitations (in Watt-hours and…

M2M Redefines the Supply Chain and Transportation

Operational visibility – knowing where a shipment is and monitoring the environmental conditions in near real-time of cargo in-transit – is becoming an important tool for the supply chain and the transportation industries, according to a new survey of shippers and logistics providers conducted by eyefortransport (eft) in conjunction with AT&T. One way to gather…

REE Prices Spike Following China Embargo

Rare earth elements (REEs) differ significantly from conflict minerals in all but one aspect: their availability—or lack thereof—has the potential to disrupt the electronics supply chain. REEs are exactly as they sound: compounds that appear in nature that are scarce or difficult to mine. Conflict minerals – also natural elements – are concentrated in regions…