Rugged Electronics Market to Reach $26B in 2024

The top four players in the global rugged electronics market accounted for a massive 80% share in 2015. Transparency Market Research indicates that the status of these four companies, namely Panasonic Corporation, Xplore Technology Corp., DRS Technologies Inc., and Mountain Secure Systems is indicative of a highly consolidated market dominated by global companies. Industrial Computing and Hand-held…

Big Data Will Drive Logistics Transformation

Technology plays a big role in innovation and differentiation in logistics, according to a new report from eft. Investments in business intelligence and predictive analytics, in particular, have grown in importance in the logistics industry, as digital transformation spreads across industries to leverage opportunities in digital data. The growing role of technology in the logistics…

Mouser Supplies Atmel 8-Bit ATtiny Microcontrollers

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the ATtiny102 and ATtiny104 microcontrollers from Atmel. Part of Atmel’s new AVR Tiny portfolio, these small 8-bit microcontrollers are optimized for applications that require performance, power efficiency, and ease of use in a small package. The Atmel ATtiny102 and ATtiny104 microcontrollers, available from Mouser Electronics, are low-power CMOS 8-bit…

IPC to Develop Press-Fit Pin Standard for Automotive

Bannockburn, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® has announced plans to start the development of a new standard intended to cover the qualifications and acceptance requirements for press-fit pin technology that includes the reliability needs for automotive and other industries, such as aerospace. This new standard is highly anticipated, as there is currently not a…

Electronics Ranks High in Conflict Minerals Compliance

In a very short period of time the electronics industry has moved from grudging acceptance of the so-called U.S. “conflict minerals” rule to a leadership position in compliance, research concludes. Moreover, companies that have embraced the measure to boycott materials mined in certain regions of the world are driving positive change throughout the supply chain.…

Cisco to Cut 5,500 Jobs

San Jose, Calif. — Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) Q4 Revenue: $12.6 billion Growth of 2% year over year — Q4 guidance was 0% to 3% growth year over year (normalized to exclude the SP Video CPE Business for Q4 FY 2015) Q4 Earnings per Share: $0.56 GAAP; $0.63 non-GAAP FY 2016 Revenue (normalized to exclude the…

RS Components Expands IP67 Connector Portfolio

Singapore – RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has extended its portfolio of high-quality connectivity solutions with the EDAC 572 and 560 series of IP67-rated connectors, which offer simple, safe connections for a wide variety of outdoor and ruggedised applications including LED lighting, medical, marine and hydroponic cultivation, access control, external…

TRACO Power Opens North American Office

TRACO Power, established more than 35 years ago, is a recognized leading designer & manufacturer of high quality DC/DC and AC/DC power conversion products. TRACO Power North America, a wholly owned subsidiary of TRACO Electronic AG with headquarters in Baar, Switzerland, will support the North American distribution network and support customers directly with both technical…