ST Debuts Wireless Battery Charger Controller

Geneva – Touted as the industry’s first customizable wireless battery charger (WBC) controller, STMicroelectronics has introduced the STWBC digital controller for WBC transmitters, which controls power transfer from a WBC transmitter (TX) to a receiver (RX) in WBC-enabled phones, wearables, and other battery-powered devices that use electromagnetic induction for re-charge. The devices offer full compatibility…

Fox Expands Oscillator Stock

Fort Myers, Fla. – Fox Electronics, a leading global supplier of frequency control solutions and an IDT company, has greatly expanded its line of off-the-shelf 3.3V crystal oscillators (XO) available directly from its distributors.  The stocked options now include standard packages offered in several different frequencies and in sizes down to 2.0 mm x 1.6 mm.…

Siemens, thinkstep Launch New Material Management Software

Stuttgart, Germany – Siemens and thinkstep (formerly PE International) today announced a new integrated material management software solution to manage the material lifecycle and streamline material driven product design. The new solution, developed by thinkstep and Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) software business, will help manufacturers worldwide improve product performance and reliability by connecting design,…

Looking Back at 2014: Interconnect and Systems Suppliers

As IP&E suppliers continue to position their businesses for stronger growth, they are acquiring other companies or shedding unprofitable operations. In this article, we will review some of the significant news in the areas of interconnects and system components. Connector supplier Molex Inc. (Lisle, IL) made two mid-year acquisitions to flesh out its ever-expanding product…

TTI Features Molex Imperium in Europe

TTI, Inc., the world’s leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components, announces that it is now stocking the new Molex Imperium™ High Voltage/High Current Connector System in Europe.  Optimised for challenging conditions experienced in products such as hybrid-electric vehicles and commercial vehicles, the Imperium HVHC System’s rugged integrated shield design is able…

Future Supporting STMicro SIC MOSFETs SCTx0N120 Series

Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, recently announced immediate availability of STMicroelectronics’ SIC MOSFETs SCTx0N120 Series. Silicon Carbide is the most mature wide-bandgap semiconductor material currently available in the market. STMicroelectronics is among the first manufacturers to have introduced high-voltage silicon carbide (SiC) Power MOSFETs, and the first one achieving the industry’s…