Maxwell, Corning Partner on Ultracapacitor Technology

San Diego, Calif. — Maxwell Technologies Incorporated (NASDAQ: MXWL) today announced a joint development agreement with Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) with the goal of advancing the state of capacitive energy storage technology by addressing the challenges frequently cited by ultracapacitor customers, including energy density, lifetime, operating environment, form factor and cost. The unique benefits Corning and Maxwell bring to this…

Microchip, Xymox Announce Strategic Partnership

Chandler, Ariz. — Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with Xymox Technologies to provide customers with a complete, cost-effective touch and gesture interface solution with industry-leading low-power touch electronics and printed flexible touch sensors supporting a wide range of existing and emerging markets.…

Future Electronics to Present Wireless Sensor Network Demo

Egham, UK – Future Electronics today invited prospective visitors to its stand A4.259 at Electronica (Munich, 11-14 November 2014) to view a demonstration of a wireless sensor network based on a comprehensive new communication platform for Internet of Things (IoT) systems. The demonstration on the Future Electronics stand, A4-259, will feature the new MultiConnect® Conduit™…

IR to Demo Power Management Expertise

Hall A5, Stand 320, Electronica, Munich, 11-14 November, 2014 International Rectifier, a world leader in power management technology, will demonstrate its industry-leading power management solutions at Electronica, Munich, 11-14 November 2014. IR’s innovative energy saving technologies and products will be on display in Hall A5, Booth 320. In addition to the latest motor control and automotive…

Mouser Launches Security Apps Site

Mouser Electronics, Inc. has unveiled their new Security Applications Site on Mouser.com offering design resources for engineers looking to develop cutting-edge security systems. As the world continues down the fast path of internet connectivity with the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) convergence, the role of security and combatting threats and vulnerabilities is becoming more…

Demand Visibility Remains Problematic

In spite of supply chain collaboration, MRP technology, supplier consolidation and a long period of ample component supply, a panel of leading EMS providers say they have less visibility than ever into demand signals from their OEM customers. Executives from U.S.-based OnCore Manufacturing Services, Variosystems Inc., Kimball Electronics Inc. and Plexus Corp. gathered recently to…

IP&E Trends: Longer Deliveries for Aluminum Electrolytic Caps, Relays

The good news for buyers is that lead times and pricing trends remain stable for most interconnect, passive and electromechanical (IP&E) components, according to Avnet Electronics Marketing’s most recent Market and Technology Trends report. However, purchasers should keep a close eye on lead times for surface-mount aluminum electrolytic capacitors and electromechanical relays. Production capacity at…

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Can the Supply Chain Survive the Free-Service Squeeze?

Outside of corporate management, engineers are the most valued—and best-paid—members of the electronics supply chain. So why do so many customers expect to get engineering services for free from their business partners? The distribution industry for decades has been struggling with this issue. “Giveaways” began with value-added services. Customers that bought components from distributors asked…