Lenovo Smart Tech Passes TUV Rheinland Certification

Hong Kong — Lenovo smart bracket product successfully passed the TUV Rheinland Smart Wearable Device Certification and was awarded the world’s first Smart Wearable Device Certification. Mr. Uwe Halstenbach, Vice President & Managing Director, TUV Rheinland Greater China Electrical, Mr.Eric Yu, Executive Director & GM, Lenovo Accessories & Service Upsell Business Unit, and Mr.Ray Zhuo Executive Director…

Toshiba Launches White LEDs in 3535 Package

Irvine, Calif. — Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) has extended its LETERAS family of white LEDs with the launch of its TL1L3 series for industrial LED lighting.The new series features ultra-compact devices that combine gallium nitride-on-silicon (GaN-on-Si) chips with an industrial standard 3535 lens type package. While high-performance white LEDs are typically fabricated on expensive sapphire substrates…

Is Your Supply Chain Ready for the Avalanche of ‘Things’

High-tech companies focus so much on discovering “the next killer applications” they too often miss tectonic shifts already taking place around us. 2014 has been such a deceptive year. The global economy is tracking sideways and manufacturing pace has slowed down in China, Germany and other key production countries. That doesn’t bode well for end-of-year…

IoT Will Bring Growth, But Also Price Pressure

For hardware and component vendors, the Internet of Things (IoT) represents the opportunity to sell lots of parts — particularly sensors – to OEMs. But as several research firms point out, the IoT won’t do anyone much good without the ability to communicate and measure the data that’s being produced by smart machines. “IoT devices…

IPC: October PCB Orders Increased

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the October findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Orders increased sharply, driving up the book-to-bill ratio, while sales remained flat. Total North American PCB shipments increased 0.8 percent in October 2014 from October 2013, bringing year-to-date shipment growth to -1.0 percent. Compared…

Altera Dev Board Reduces Costs for Industrial Designs

San Jose, Calif. — SPS IPC Drives — Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) today announced the availability of a functional safety  development board and FPGA reference designs through NewTec, a leading European provider of safety-related electronic systems. The new board and reference designs coupled with Altera’s TUV Rheinland-qualified FPGAs, tools, and IP, enable customers to accelerate development…