SID: Top 10 Trends in Display Technology

The global display industry continues to grow, with new technologies enabling a host of emerging products and applications. Because displays are the human-interface component for so many electronics products, their importance to devices could rival microprocessors. According to Sri Peruvemba, CEO of Marketer International and Head of Marketing for the Society for Information Display, these…

Dialog Semiconductors Enters White Goods Market

London, UK – Dialog Semiconductor plc has entered the white goods sector with the launch of two power control integrated circuits that address reliability while reducing bill-of-materials (BOM) costs without compromising power supply performance. The expanded power conversion portfolio now includes AC/DC AccuSwitch PWM controllers that use primary-side regulation to eliminate the need for optocouplers,…

Semiconductor Industry Bolsters Global Collaboration

Washington — The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reached an international collaboration agreement among global semiconductor industry leaders at the 19th annual meeting of the World Semiconductor Council (WSC) in Hangzhou, China last week. The leaders signed off on a series of proposals designed to strengthen the industry through greater cooperation. The WSC is comprised of industry executives…

Digi-Key’s Doherty on Amazon.com vs. Distribution

Digi-Key Corp., one of the largest low-volume high-mix electronics distributors in the world, analyzes everything. Over the years it has tracked its customers’ buying behavior and adjusted its business model accordingly.  Digi-Key launched a low-volume supply chain business in response to customers’ demand for support beyond engineering orders. It was an early adopter of digital content…

TTI Receives Award from Littelfuse

Fort Worth, Tex. – TTI, Inc. the leading global distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components, is pleased to have received the 2014 Volume Distributor of the Year Award from Littelfuse, the global leader in circuit protection. The award was presented during the Electronic Distribution Show (EDS) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Criteria for the award…

Emerging Markets Drive Smartphone Sales

Emerging markets increased smartphone sales by 40 percent during the first quarter (Q1) of 2015, according to a new report from Gartner Inc. Global sales to end users increased 19.3 percent in Q1, reaching 336 million units, led by strong growth in emerging markets (excluding China), said Gartner. The fastest growing regions were emerging Asia/Pacific,…

CEA: Consumers Expect Less Tech Spending

It is only one data point out of many, but the Consumer Electronics Association’s (CEA) Index of Consumer Expectations declined in May. The decline was 2.4 points from April to 173.7; however, May’s ICE remains higher year-over-year, as it has since May of 2009. “There is mounting apprehension around the economy,” said Shawn DuBravac, Ph.D.,…

Aavid Acquires Qfinsoft Technology

Boston, Mass. — Aavid Corporation (“Aavid”) announced it has acquired Qfinsoft Technology Inc. (“Qfinsoft”). Based in Rossland, BC, Canada, Qfinsoft specializes in developing software for the simulation of fluid flow, thermodynamics, and combustion processes. Its Qfin software is widely used in fluid flow and thermal management applications and its Qled software is the only product of its…