Labor Strife Dampens Year-End Manufacturing Stats

The electronics industry has literally spent decades improving its supply chain. It only takes one glitch, however, to disrupt the entire process. The manufacturing  industry was reminded of this fact in December as a work slowdown in U.S. ports impacted several key manufacturing indices. “The West Coast ports slow-down is really affecting deliveries of our Asian purchases,” said…

RFMW Adds New Components Director

RFMW, Ltd. announces that Gerry Camacho has joined their organization as worldwide Director of Coaxial Components. Mr. Camacho has served in senior management positions within RF distribution and engineering positions at well-known industry OEMs. His accomplishments include VP of Technical Marketing at Pasternack Enterprises, Regional Sales Management, Antenna and Test Engineering at Lockheed and TRW.…

MegaChips, Bosch SensorTec Partner on Fitness Tracking

CES, Las Vegas – MegaChips Corporation today announced a partnership with Bosch Sensortec to provide a complete reference design for use in smartphones, wearables and other personal devices allowing consumers to monitor their activities in real time. Available today, the reference design provides both context and location awareness for health, fitness and indoor navigation monitoring…

GreenPeak Launches ZigBee Chip/Modules for IoT

CES, Las Vegas – GreenPeak Technologies has launched its new GP691 ZigBee communication controller chip and GPM6000 integrated ZigBee modules for smart home and Internet of Things (IoT) networks and devices. The GP691 ZigBee communications controller provides IEEE Standard 802.15.4-compliant spread spectrum data communication in the worldwide 2.4-GHz band and is capable of running the full…

Actions Debuts its First 64-Bit Chipset

Zhuhai, China,  — Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd. will debut the inaugural chipset of its new Falcon Series product family, the ATM9009, a 64-bit quad-core solution for high-end Android tablets and OTT set-top boxes at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show. The ATM9009 SoC processor is a new generation, ultra-high performance solution featuring a quad-core ARM Cortex A53…

Atmel Unveils Low-Power Bluetooth Smart Platform

San Jose, Calif. — Atmel Corporation has launched an ultra-low power Bluetooth Smart solution achieving sub-1µA in standby mode, which is said to deliver the industry’s best dynamic power consumption, increasing battery life by as much as one year for certain applications. The BTLC1000 is housed in a 2.1- X 2.1-mm wafer level chipscale package (WLCSP) making…