Hirose Rolls Out VAR Program for Fiber Optic Cables

Simi Valley, Calif. – Hirose Electric has created a fiber optic cabling value-added reseller (VAR) program to complement its line of ruggedized connectors. The new program enables the interconnect manufacturer to deliver complete fiber optic solutions for a variety of commercial, data communications/networking, medical, military/aerospace, surveillance and telecommunication applications. The VAR program positions Hirose to…

Flexible Displays Gain Market Share

While flexible displays enable a host of new applications – roll-up displays, for example – the things they don’t do are also appealing. Flexible displays – which can be made on substrates such as plastic –don’t break as easily as glass, for example. One of the issues that’s been holding advancement of this technology back…

Mouser Updates Industrial Site

Mouser Electronics, Inc. has announced a new update to its Industrial Applications Site by featuring new resources devoted to the popular topic of home and factory automation. This exciting addition to the applications site provides electronic design engineers with information, resources, and technologies related to the latest advances in home and factory automation, including the…

GaN Systems Adds Sales Rep

Ottawa, Ontario – GaN Systems, the leading developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, has appointed Kruvand Associates as its representative in the US states of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana.  Specialist sales engineering and marketing company Kruvand has expertise in power, interconnect, thermal, electromechanical, RF & wireless active and passive components.  As sales of…

LSI Forms Innovation Team

Cincinnati, Ohio — LSI Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:LYTS) today announced an initiative to further the Company’s capabilities in emerging technologies through the formation of an Innovation Team to be led by Andy Foerster, Chief Technology Officer (CTO).  Team members were selected from each of the Company’s three divisions, and will focus on developing and refining key technologies and…

Strong Demand Ahead for Fiber Optic Connectors

The global fiber optic connector market is forecast to reach $4.9 billion by 2020, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.9 percent from 2015 to 2020, according to a new Allied Market Research report. To meet growing opportunities across multiple applications, interconnect manufacturers are growing their product portfolios through new product developments and acquisitions. The…

Scent Technology Set to Grow by 30% Through 2020

Some of the deadliest threats to human lives are things that can’t be seen, heard, smelled or touched. In fact, scents are added to substances such as natural gas so leaks can be identified before they overwhelm victims—or explode. Technology can also help avert disasters.  Scent technology is expected to grow rapidly, by 30.4 percent,…

ST, French Institute to Develop Next-Gen Nano Components

Building on many years of close collaboration and numerous joint research programs, STMicroelectronics (STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, and the French Institute of Materials, Microelectronics and Nanosciences in Provence (IM2NP – CNRS / Aix-Marseille University / University of Toulon / ISEN engineering school), member of the Carnot…

Cree Acquires APEI

Durham, N.C. – Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a market leader in silicon-carbide (SiC) power and RF products, today announced the acquisition of APEI, a global leader in power modules and power electronics applications. Combining two highly complementary innovators, the acquisition enables Cree’s Power and RF business to extend its leadership position and help to accelerate the…