Auto Safety Drives MEMS Sensor Market

Suppliers of MEMS-based sensors are logging good growth thanks to mandated automotive safety systems, including electronic stability control (ESC) and tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS), according to IHS Inc. Players with strong positions in gyroscopes, accelerometers and pressure sensors needed in these systems also grew as well, according to the market research firm. The automotive…

Arrow’s Bird on Supplier Consolidation and Design

In his role as president of Arrow Electronics Inc.’s Americas components business, Alan Bird is responsible for all customer and supplier relationships, sales and the management of employees. During his 25 years in the electronics industry he has seen tremendous change, including the growth of outsourcing to China and other parts of Asia; economic recessions; the…

Vishay Chipscale MOSFET Saves Space, Power

Malvern, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced a new TrenchFET 20 V n-channel MOSFET in the chipscale MICRO FOOT 0.8-mm x 0.8-mm package with an ultra-thin 0.357-mm profile. The Vishay Siliconix Si8824EDB is designed to save space, decrease power consumption, and extend battery usage in smartphones, tablets, wearable devices, solid-state drives, and portable medical devices such as hearing…

Artesyn Debuts High-Density DC/DC Converter

Tempe, Ariz. — Artesyn Embedded Technologies launched its highest density sixteenth brick isolated DC/DC converter for distributed power applications such as telecom, computing and networking equipment. The AVD100 series of 100 to 120 watt (W), 1/16th brick DC/DC converters are optimized for high density applications with restricted space. They also offer excellent thermal performance and up to…

Industrial Internet Reference Architecture Released

As “cool” as smart homes may be, the success of the Internet of Things (IoT) may rely more on industrial applications.  In the electronics industry, consumer products have a relatively short lifecycle while the industrial market boasts long equipment lifespans and stability. How quickly either market will ramp up, however, depends largely on the ability…

Marschner Awards Rutronik

Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH was able to achieve the highest sales increase within the distribution network of Marschner transformer specialists in 2014. For this, Rutronik was honored with the “Best Distributor” Award 2014. Not only was Rutronik awarded for the highest increase in sales, but also for its long-term, close collaboration. “Over the last few…

Mouser Stocking Fairchild FUSB300C

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the FUSB300C Programmable USB Type-C Controller from Fairchild Semiconductor. This thin client solution detects attachment and orientation to USB Type-C devices with software flexibility that provides support for multiple platforms. The Fairchild FUSB300C Programmable USB Type-C Controller, now…