Murata Releases High Precision Rotary Position Sensors

Smyrna, Ga. – Murata Americas released its SVK3 series, touted as the industry’s most precise surface-mount type rotary position sensors.  The low-profile devices deliver a linearity of ±1%.  They also achieve twice the precision of previous products and can withstand temperature ranges required by the automotive market, said Murata. The SVK3 sensors, which measure W11 × L12 ×…

Fujitsu Designs Bluetooth Smart Module for IoT

San Jose, Calif. – Aimed at Internet of Things (IoT) applications, Fujitsu Component America, Inc. introduced an ultra-small Bluetooth smart module – the MBH7BLZ07 – that is approximately 50 percent smaller than its predecessor, the MBH7BLZ02. The small size and low-power consumption of the new module reduces the cost and time to develop smaller and lighter…

OEMs Retain Firm Grip on Purchasing Power

Purchasing conditions continue to whipsaw in the electronics industry but OEMs and contractors remain on top of the food chain, benefitting from weak pricing and easy availability of supplies amidst heavy discounting by harried vendors. However, OEMs, too, are stressed with uncertain demand, the stronger dollar, a potential hike in U.S. interest rates and conflicting…

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Sound Bites From the ECIA Conference

As usual, the annual ECIA Executive Conference was a mix of information and inspiration. Attendees of the conference this year, held Oct. 25-27, found out what happened to the FIRST competition winner of 2013; how to take a proper selfie, and the difference between French fries and crisps. On a more serious note, presenters broke…

Newark element14 Releases 2016 Print and Online Catalog

Chicago, Ill. – Newark element14, a high-service distributor of technology products and engineering solutions, has launched its new 2016 catalog, available in both print and online versions. Featuring more than 150,000 products from more than 500 top electronics brands, the industry-leading catalog connects customers to services and solutions so they can do business as conveniently as possible. The…

Soraa to Build GaN on GaN LED Facility in New York

Soraa, a developer and manufacturer of advanced lighting products and gallium nitride on gallium nitride (GaN on GaN) LED technology, plans to open a new semiconductor fabrication plant in Syracuse, New York. The company will build a new state-of-the-art GaN on GaN LED fabrication facility in partnership with the State of New York and in coordination with SUNY College…

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Launches

Palo Alto, Calif. – Today, following its separation from Hewlett-Packard Company, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) debuts as an enterprise technology leader with $53 billion in annual revenue, the most comprehensive product portfolio in the industry and a unique vision for the future of technology and its benefits for enterprise customers. To mark this milestone, Hewlett Packard Enterprise…