Rutronik Founds Automotive Business Unit

With the Automotive Business Unit, Rutronik is now offering automotive customers selected components from chosen manufacturers as well as specific technical and commercial support on a global level. In close cooperation and coordination with specially selected manufacturers and their specific, latest-generation automotive components, the Automotive Business Unit assists defined focus customers with the current challenges…

Electrocomponents: 4 Steps to Unleashing its Potentials

In November Lindsley Ruth will unveil his vision for Electrocomponents Plc and outline the actions he is taking to energize the company, improve sales and gain market share. Ruth declined to discuss details of his plans during an interview but the measures will most likely be far-reaching and could include a major overhaul of the…

Robotics Technology: The Electronics Nurse is on Duty

With fewer young people around for company and tighter healthcare budgets, an aging population is rightfully concerned about their futures. But engineers are working hard to change that outlook by developing robots that not only allow seniors to continue to live independently, but also cheer them up when they’re feeling low. People are living longer.…

Semiconductor Sales Advance 5.1% in May

The global semiconductor industry overcame lingering macroeconomic uncertainty to post solid year-to-year growth in May, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).  Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $28.2 billion for the month of May 2015, an increase of 5.1 percent from May 2014 when sales were $26.8 billion, the SIA said. Global sales from May 2015…

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.…