Distribution Tackles Market Upheaval with Executive Overhaul

The electronics distribution industry is experiencing significant changes in the ranks of its senior executives as the sector fights to spur growth and reverse years of lackluster performance. That’s what happens when companies don’t perform as well as expected but recent changes at the apex of the leading distribution companies indicate the sector may be…

IHS: Foxconn-Sharp Deal Creates TFT-LCD Production Powerhouse

David Hsieh, Senior Director, IHS Technology Key Points: The boards of Foxconn and Sharp yesterday approved a takeover plan valued at USD3.5 billion. Through its subsidiaries, Innolux and Century, Foxconn is a leading supplier of thin film transistor liquid crystal displays (TFT LCDs). It is already the largest component supplier, systems integrator and subcontract manufacturer for many of the world’s leading…

High Bandwidth Demand Drives Fiber Optic Connector Designs

The adoption of mobile devices, running data-intensive applications, and 4G LTE networks are a few of the key factors driving the demand for high bandwidth requirements. The recent Optical Fiber Communications (OFC) conference showcased the latest new products to meet the growing requirements for fiber optic connectors used across these growing high-bandwidth applications. The global…

Update: Prepare for Tight Supply of Mil-Spec Connectors

Update includes statements from ITT’s Interconnect Solutions business and Amphenol. Buyers of mil-spec connectors could face short supply of certain mil-spec products due to recent stop shipment orders issued by Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Land and Maritime. This could also translate into millions of dollars of connector inventory sitting on distributor shelves that can’t be…

Richardson Electronics Adds Ioxus iMOD X-Series Modules

LaFox, Ill. – Richardson Electronics, Ltd. (NASDAQ: RELL) announced today the availability of the complete family of iMOD X-Series™ modules for ultracapacitor applications from Ioxus. The iMOD X-Series modules have a wide voltage range, can deliver and absorb a high current, operate from -40⁰C to +85⁰C and have a long life cycle. They are designed to hold multiple,…

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes MEMSIC for Innovation

Mountain View, California. — Based on recent analysis of key companies involved in the AMR sensors market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes MEMSIC, Inc as the recipient of the 2016 North American Technology Innovation award. By investing in innovative and effective processes, design, and manufacturing capabilities, MEMSIC has positioned AMR sensor technology to take market share away from Hall sensors, which have performance challenges…

Role of Power ICs and Passives in Power Conversion

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is teaming up with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara to announce its next Innovation Spotlight interview as part of the Portable Power Series in the Empowering Innovation Together™ program. In this new interview, Grant speaks with Jon Nelson, President and CEO, TDK Americas, to learn more about energy management and storage. Nelson explains how TDK Americas and EPCOS, a TDK…

New Materials Transform Capacitor into High Energy Storage Device

Menlo Park, Calif. – Capacitor Sciences has developed patent-pending materials to create nano-structured crystalline thin films. When used as the dielectric material in a capacitor, these materials create high performance capacitive energy storage cells that are capable of producing 10X the energy density and 100X the power density of lithium ion batteries, at a significantly…