KOA Speer Awarded by TTI

Bradford, Pa. KOA Speer Electronics, a leading supplier of passive electronic components, announced they have received TTI’s 2014 Platinum, Diamond and Best Quality Awards for Supplier Excellence. The TTI Supplier Excellence Award Program represents the highest recognition possible of a supplier’s performance within TTI. The program is centered on quality measurements that include: on-time delivery,…

C&K Keyboard Switches Rated for 50M Cycles

Newton, Mass. — C&K Components introduced a new series of high reliability, ergonomic keyboard switches for applications that require long operating lifetimes, including gaming, industrial, professional, and workstation keyboards. The KBD Series switches, rated for an extended operating life of 50,000,000 cycles, are available with two haptic responses and operating forces. The switches are top-actuated,…

Mouser Stocks ST Evaluation Board

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the STEVAL-ISA162V1 Evaluation Board from STMicroelectronics. This new evaluation board implements an isolated flyback (12V/0.84A) 10W wide-range mains developed for general-purpose applications. The core of the application is the VIPer25HD, an off-line, high-voltage converter from the ST’s VIPerPlus family. The ST STEVAL-ISA162V1 Evaluation Board, available from Mouser Electronics, includes…

FPGA Market to Reach $9.9B by 2020

San Francisco, Calif. — The global Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) market is expected to reach USD 9,882.5 million by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Increasing demand for consumer electronics such as smartphones is expected to be the key driving force for the market over the next six years. Growing electronic content in automotives…

Intel and President Renee James Should Part Ways Now

Intel Corp. has a reputation for doing things “neatly” – as in orderly and methodical. It also makes “neat” things – as in “cool” products that drive great technological advancements. Nothing is “neat” about the recently announced departure of its president Renee James and the move is not being handled “neatly” by the management, either.…

Where is the Demand for Automotive Wearables?

Market research firm Strategy Analytics recently asked (and answered) the question – is the market for automotive wearables a solution looking for problem? According to a recent consumer survey conducted by the market research firm’s In-vehicle UX group there is low interest in wearables for automotive applications in the U.S. and Western Europe. The survey…