Smart Grid to Smartphone: Demand Management’s New Frontier

The heat of summer tends to put the topic of energy demand management front and center of economic discussions. Aside from the important sustainability issues, energy efficiency, and trying to keep summer energy bills down in the midst of heat waves, there are real smart grid issues and opportunities increasingly linking the utilities industry with…

TTI has Vishay PHR & TNPS Series

TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components, now stocks PHR series and TNPS series space qualified resistors from Vishay in Europe. The devices benefit from very high reliability and proven thin film technology. PHR series thin film wrap around resistors are space level ESA qualified according to ESCC4001/023…

Conflict Minerals to Become Global in Scope?

The European Union’s proposed conflict-minerals legislation is likely to cast a much wider net than the Dodd-Frank Act in the U.S., experts say. Not only may the EU requirement add elements to the list—such as cobalt—but it may encompass any country or region that is perceived to be violating human rights. “The European conflict minerals…

Mouser Honored by Raytheon

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been honored by Raytheon for outstanding service, quality, and performance. Mouser was recognized for their outstanding performance as a supplier to Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems at the Supplier Excellence Conference held May 27, 2015, in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business instituted the annual…

Hisense to Acquire Sharp TV Factory

Qingdao, China — Hisense Group and Sharp announced that Hisense will be purchasing all equity and assets of Sharp’s TV factory in Mexico for $23.7 million with rights to use the “Sharp” brand name and all its channel resources in both North and South American regions. This acquisition will have Hisense completely taking over Sharp’s TV business in these regions.…

Ametherm Thermistor Targets Extremely High Voltages

Carson City, Nev. — Ametherm released a new PTC circuit protection thermistor with an industry-high voltage rating of 680 V for inrush current limiting and overcurrent protection in applications such as welding equipment and plasma cutters with extremely high voltages from 480 V to 930 V. The MCL20 500100-A thermistor features a 680-V voltage rating…

ROHM AC/DC Converter Control Targets SiC MOSFET Drive

Santa Clara, Calif. —  ROHM touts the development of the industry’s first AC/DC converter control IC designed specifically for SiC MOSFET drive in industrial equipment such as servers and other large power applications. The BD7682FJ-LB integrates a gate drive circuit optimized for SiC MOSFET drive, together with a quasi-resonant system that delivers lower noise and higher efficiency versus…