C&K Keyboard Switches Rated for 50M Cycles

Newton, Mass. — C&K Components introduced a new series of high reliability, ergonomic keyboard switches for applications that require long operating lifetimes, including gaming, industrial, professional, and workstation keyboards. The KBD Series switches, rated for an extended operating life of 50,000,000 cycles, are available with two haptic responses and operating forces. The switches are top-actuated,…

Mouser Stocks ST Evaluation Board

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the STEVAL-ISA162V1 Evaluation Board from STMicroelectronics. This new evaluation board implements an isolated flyback (12V/0.84A) 10W wide-range mains developed for general-purpose applications. The core of the application is the VIPer25HD, an off-line, high-voltage converter from the ST’s VIPerPlus family. The ST STEVAL-ISA162V1 Evaluation Board, available from Mouser Electronics, includes…

FPGA Market to Reach $9.9B by 2020

San Francisco, Calif. — The global Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) market is expected to reach USD 9,882.5 million by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Increasing demand for consumer electronics such as smartphones is expected to be the key driving force for the market over the next six years. Growing electronic content in automotives…

Intel and President Renee James Should Part Ways Now

Intel Corp. has a reputation for doing things “neatly” – as in orderly and methodical. It also makes “neat” things – as in “cool” products that drive great technological advancements. Nothing is “neat” about the recently announced departure of its president Renee James and the move is not being handled “neatly” by the management, either.…

Peerless Signs AST

Peerless Electronics is now an authorized distributor for TE Connectivity’s newly acquired sensor company, American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST). With pressure ranges from 5 inches of water column up to 60,000 PSI, AST uses the latest sensing technologies to measure pressure, differential pressure and hydrostatic liquid level.  AST manufactures standard, in-stock products as well as…

Molycorp Receives Court Approval for Interim Financing

Greenwood Village, Colo. – Molycorp, Inc. (OTC: MCPIQ), (“Molycorp” or the “Company”) the only global, vertically-integrated producer of rare earth products used in many electronic, transportation, industrial and clean energy applications, reported today that it had received approval from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court on $22 million in interim debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing provided by an affiliate…

The Digital Supply Chain is Operating Below its Potentials

Although the growth of the Internet has been fairly constant over many years, it has in fact been driven by profound changes in usage patterns. One such change was the advent of social technology platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn and WeChat that for the first time have brought shared identities and interactions to the public web.…