IPC: EU Regs Significantly Impact Electronics Industry

Bannockburn, Ill. — A September 10 European Union (EU) Court of Justice ruling on a case on the calculation of levels of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) in articles under the Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH) regulation will significantly increase REACH reporting requirements in the electronics industry. For electronics manufacturers who want to…

VCC Cuts Indicator Lead Times

Poway, Calif. – VCC, the global manufacturer of indication and specialty illumination solutions, has reduced the lead times for many of its popular indicator lines by improving its procurement and manufacturing processes. The company reduced lead times for its higher volume indicator products to eight weeks or less, down from deliveries of up to 16…

Solid Growth Ahead for Automotive MEMS Sensor Market

New York, N.Y. – The global automotive MEMS sensor market was valued at $2,600.5 million in 2014, and it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.0%, during the period 2015 – 2020. The government regulation towards passenger safety and environment has become more stringent in recent years, and therefore automotive manufacturers are forced to implement latest and…

Kemet Intros Engineering Center

Greenville, S.C. — KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, introduced its new Engineering Center online education resource, focused on providing practical answers to questions involving passive components in electronic applications. Engineering Center features blog posts, a calendar of free technical seminars, component tools and a knowledge library authored by KEMET’s field application experts. “KEMET…

Omron to Buy Adept Technology

Foster City, Calif. — Mooreland Partners (http://www.moorelandpartners.com) the leading independent investment bank providing M&A advisory and capital raising services to the global technology industry, today announced that it acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Adept Technology on its sale to OMRON Corporation. OMRON plans to acquire 100 percent of the outstanding shares of Adept,…

Expect Lower Server DRAM Prices into 2016

After increased shipments in the first and second quarters of 2015, shipments of brand-name enterprise servers have slowed in part due to a weak global economy and currency rate fluctuations, resulting in lower DRAM prices, particularly for servers, according to TrendForce. TrendForce reports the average contract price of DDR4 R-DIMM products have declined as much…

FlexEnable, Flex Partner on Conformed LCD for Automotive Apps

Frankfurt, Germany — FlexEnable, the leader in the development and industrialisation of flexible organic electronics, is showcasing the first conformed LCD in an integrated automotive application at IAA 2015. The demonstration shows how LCD, the world’s most established and proven display technology, can be applied to glass-free, ergonomically shaped displays in cars without incurring the…