Robust Growth Ahead for Specialty LED Lighting Markets

Four LED specialty lighting applications are forecast to reach $4.36 billion in 2016 and increase to $16.4 billion in 2020, according to new research from LEDinside, a division of TrendForce. These applications include horticultural lighting, surgical lighting, marine/harbor lighting and smart lighting. The 2016 Global Lighting Market Report finds the global LED smart lighting market to have…

Mouser, Amphenol LTW Sign Global Distribution Deal

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, has announced a global distribution agreement with Amphenol LTW, a division of Amphenol Corporation and a leader in rugged and harsh environment interconnects. Amphenol LTW manufactures a broad variety of advanced, high-quality interconnect devices for indoor and outdoor applications in renewable…

GaN Systems’ Founders to Retire

Ottawa, Ontario – Ten years after launching a gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductor company, and leading the company to #1 in the world of GaN power transistors, the two Ottawa-based co-founders of GaN Systems, President Girvan Patterson and CTO John Roberts have announced their retirement. Having achieved their goal of building GaN Systems into the world leading…

Future Electronics, Microsemi Unveil Low-Cost Dev Board

Future Electronics and Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) announced the Future-designed Creative Development Board, featuring Microsemi’s IGLOO™2 field programmable gate array (FPGA) or SmartFusion™2 system-on-a-chip (SoC) FPGA and Microsemi’s LX series power devices. The Future – Microsemi Creative Development Board boasts a 25k logic element (LE) FPGA, offering the lowest cost of entry for both software and hardware…

RS, Ebm-papst Renew Distribution Agreement

Singapore — RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has renewed its agreement with ebm-papst to supply high efficiency fans and motor products from the leading global manufacturer throughout the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions. The partnership between the two companies spans more than three decades, and today RS retains the most comprehensive stocked…

PCB Market Growth Driven by Automotive

RnRMarketResearch.com adds “Global PCB Industry Report, 2015-2020” latest market research of 191 pages, published in Aug 2016, to the Printed Electronics intelligence collection of its store. Global PCB market was valued at USD57 billion in 2015, a 4.4% decline from 2014, largely due to: 1) depreciation of Japanese yen, euro, and NTD against the dollar; 2) stagnation in…

High-Speed Connectors: Around the Clock Design

New product introductions are the life blood of any component manufacturer and high-speed connector design is no exception.  While there may be talk in the industry that 25 Gbit/s design is done and challenges have been solved, it’s far from over, according to connector makers. Connector manufacturers continue to focus on performance in areas such…

Mouser Has IDT WP3W-RK

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the WP3W-RK wireless power reference kit from Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT®). The new IDT Qi-based transmitter and receiver reference kit helps make integrating wireless charging into compact electronics easy and affordable, targeting designs requiring 3 W or less, such as smartwatches, headphones, health and fitness trackers and portable…

TTI Has New Omron FPCs

A new series of Flexible Printed Circuit Connectors designed for miniaturized products is now available in Europe at TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components. The Omron XF-Series FPCs feature a patented backlock mechanism which cuts approximately two seconds from the installation time of each connector when compared to competitive products, resulting…