Daimler, Renault-Nissan Break Ground on JV Plant in Mexico

Aguascalientes, Mexico — Aguascalientes plant to build next-generation premium compact vehicles for the brands Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti Production of Infiniti vehicles to begin in 2017 Production of Mercedes-Benz vehicles to begin in 2018 Daimler and the Renault-Nissan Alliance today broke ground for their joint-venture manufacturing complex, COMPAS (Cooperation Manufacturing Plant Aguascalientes), in Aguascalientes in central Mexico, which will build…

Mouser Stocks TE Connectivity MicroSFP+ Connectors

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking TE Connectivity’s (TE) micro SFP+ connector and cable assemblies. These assemblies offer a footprint that is up to 50 percent smaller than current SFP+ interconnects, helping designers increase faceplate density while freeing additional PCB space. The products’ designs have been enhanced to improve signal routing, minimize electromagnetic interference (EMI), and optimize automated…

Automotive Appetite for Power ICs Grows

The automotive market became the third largest end market for power semiconductor applications in 2014, outperforming the overall market average for semiconductors, said IHS Inc. A big part of this increased demand is driven by advanced assistance systems (ADAS) and infotainment systems. The IHS Power Management Market Share and Supplier Analysis report finds that power ICs, in…

Hoffmann+Krippner to Distribute PIL Sensors in the Americas

Frisco, Tex. – Hoffmann-Krippner, the leading source for high quality German technology for the sensing and industrial field, today announced that it is now the America’s distributor for PIL’s new P53 Steel Head ultrasonic sensor, as well as other PIL sensor technologies. Developed for use in demanding medical, pharmaceutical, food processing and industrial applications, the P53…

Consumer Electronics Market to Reach $838.9B by 2020

San Francisco, Calif. — The global consumer electronics market is expected to reach USD 838.85 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Recent technological advancements have led to the miniaturization of smart devices, and are expected to be key factor driving the consumer electronics industry. High investment, availability of cost effective devices due…

Pasternack Expands In-Stock Product Portfolio

Irvine, Calif. – Pasternack, a leading manufacturer and supplier of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, announces their expanded offering of gallium nitride (GaN) coaxial power amplifiers. GaN has emerged as the technology of choice in power amplifier designs. The high power density of gallium nitride semiconductor technology dissipates heat more effectively which results in…

Ambiq Micro Appoints New VP

Austin, Tex. – Ambiq Micro, the leader in ultra-low power integrated circuits for power-sensitive applications, today announced the appointment of Vince Murdica as Vice President of Global Sales and Business Development. Prior to joining Ambiq Micro, Vince led Atmel’s Sensor Centric Systems Business Unit and Wearable’s Strategy. He joined Atmel upon the acquisition of Ozmo Devices where…