Bridgelux Debuts Integrated Smart Module LED Array

Livermore, Calif. – Bridgelux debuted the first of its integrated smart module suite of products at the recent 2015 Light Fair International Conference in New York. Designed with open platform technology, the Xenio integrated smart module LED array is compatible with a variety of standards, protocols and other technologies to ensure ease of integration and future functionality,…

APS Releases 100-W LED Power Supply

Advanced Power Solutions (APS) has released the MBC100 series of 100-watt (W) LED power supplies for high-bay lighting applications. The MBC-100 family features five models offering constant current operation ranging from 960 to 2800 mA. All models feature a 90-305VAC input range, 91% efficiency, -40˚C to 70˚C convection cooled operation, and OVP/OCP/OTP protection circuits. The…

Osram Expands Sensor Line for Wearables

Osram Opto Semiconductors has expanded its sensor portfolio for wearable products with the introduction of the SFH 7051 integrated optical sensor specifically designed for heart rate monitoring. Consuming very little power to maximize battery life, the sensor targets fitness trackers, smart watches and other wearables. The SFH 7051 consists of a large-format photodiode and three…

Digi-Key Improves TechZones

Thief River Falls, Minn. – Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Electronics, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced its new and improved online TechZones, as part of a recent series of web site updates. The TechZones are designed to give design engineers an at-a-glance aggregate view of new products, technical…

E2open: Moving Beyond IoT Data Collection

The potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) as a component-sales driver can’t be understated. Semiconductor manufacturers are working on devices with security featured embedded in silicon to address IoT privacy concerns. Discrete sensors are turning into hybrid devices and new applications such as fingerprint identification are being perfected. Now, cloud-based supply chain solutions such…

Rochester Appoints Asia Managers

Rochester Electronics has further underlined its commitment to customers in Asia by announcing two new senior management appointments. Allan Lim becomes the Rochester Electronics sales director for Asia Pacific, while Hiroyuki Fujikawa has been appointed as the company’s sales director for Japan. Both have many years experience of managing OEM and distribution requirements in the…

Newark element14 launches ADALM1000 Learning Module

Chicago, Ill. – Newark element14 is today launching the ADALM1000, a complete low cost learning ecosystem for mixed-signal circuit designs from Analog Devices. Priced at $37.50, the ADALM1000 is ideal for teachers, students, electronic design engineers, hobbyists and makers that can benefit from a portable, low cost source measure unit that works by streaming to a desktop computer…

Intel Invades OEM Design World

Intel Corp. isn’t staying on the sidelines as OEMs review their design operations to improve efficiencies, slash costs and accelerate product time-to-market. The semiconductor vendor is directly inserting itself into the design environment with the hopes of cementing existing relationships and forging new ones as major technology developments and shifting consumer and enterprise demands drive…

Currency Valuations Hurt Passives Industry

Cary, N. C. — Despite steadily increasing demand from several sectors, currency valuations, particularly the Yen, Won and NT$ to the U.S. dollar are resulting in price erosion and lower revenue growth in the passive electronic components industry, according to new research from Paumanok Publications Inc. A key finding of the report, “Passive Electronic Components: World…