Electrocomponents Names Culver President of RS as it Bulks up for Growth

Electrocomponents PLC has named Marianne Culver president of RS Components, appointing a seasoned industry executive with experience in distribution and logistics to head one of the U.K.-based distributor’s biggest operating divisions. Culver’s appointment is the latest in a string of executive decisions by group CEO Lindsley Ruth to strengthen the company’s management team as it…

Future Enhances Lighting System Design Tool

Montreal, QC – Future Lighting Solutions, the world-class leader and innovator in demand creation, marketing and distribution of solid-state lighting technologies, announces significant enhancements to its Lighting System Creator design tool, available free of charge to engineers worldwide. The LSC, designed for enabling lighting designers to quickly and efficiently design lighting systems, now has the following…

IPC: PCB Book-to-Bill Ratio Climbs to 1.08

Bannockburn, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the October 2016 findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. The PCB book-to-bill ratio continued to strengthen, climbing to 1.08, while sales and orders were both down in October. Total North American PCB shipments in October 2016 were 8.3 percent below…

Richardson RFPD Adds ATC SMT Attenuators

Geneva, Ill. – Richardson RFPD, Inc. announced today the availability and full design support capabilities for a new series of high-power SMT attenuators from American Technical Ceramics Corp. (ATC). The AT0603 Series provides virtually flat loss over a broad frequency spectrum and is ideal where low noise, low inductance and low parasitic capacitance is required. The film metallization…

Master Electronics, Focus LCD Sign Distribution Deal

Master Electronics, a leading global distributor of electromechanical, interconnect and passive components, announced their newest supplier, Focus LCD, today.  Focus LCD provides low-cost, reliable, standard, AND custom LCD displays for many industries. Master Electronics’ Business Development Specialist, Shell Johnson, said, “Focus LCD is committed to helping and supporting our efforts by providing US based technical…

Altair Tests LTE Connectivity with Raspberry Pi

Altair Semiconductor (altair-semi.com), a leading provider of LTE chipsets, today announced that its ALT1160 CAT-1 chipset has successfully completed a trial with Raspberry Pi to provide LTE connectivity on the system for the first time. Originally developed as an affordable, credit-card sized computer for students to learn programming, Raspberry Pi is now being adopted by the wider market due…

Sensor Market to Reach $241B by 2022

Sensor Market Report, by Allied Market Research, forecast that the global market is expected to garner $241 billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 11.3%. In the year 2015, Asia-Pacific dominated the global market and contributed over 45% of the overall market, owing to improved electronics industry infrastructure and increase in demand for electronic products such as smartphones,…