Why Barcode Labeling Matters in Electronics, Part 2

The ubiquitous labels that accompany electronics shipments are more complicated than most people imagine. Barcodes on these labels are packed with standard information such as the manufacturer of the product and part number. However, many parties along the supply chain – raw materials suppliers, component manufacturers, distributors, sub assemblers and end-customers—want unique information in barcodes…

Mouser, Imahara Release I.S.S. Design Challenge Video

Mouser Electronics Inc., a leading global distributor of electronic components, today released a new video for the International Space Station (I.S.S.) Design Challenge, part of Mouser’s award-winning Empowering Innovation Together™ program. In this new video, celebrity engineer Grant Imahara describes the first-of-its-kind global contest, in which participants create an object that can be 3D-printed aboard the I.S.S. Mouser is accepting…

IPC: North American PCB Sales Growth Continues, Orders Down

Bannockburn, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the July 2016 findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Compared to the same month last year, PCB sales growth continued in July, while order growth was negative, causing the book-to-bill ratio to slip to 0.94. Total North American PCB shipments…

China Semiconductor Industry to Reach $158B by 2020

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “China Semiconductor Industry: Expansion Plans Analysis and Trends (Government Policies and Guidelines, Import and Export Impact on Trade Partners, Key Concepts, Case Study, Key Strategies Adopted, Future Plans, and Recommendation to Players)” report to their offering. “China Semiconductor Industry: Expansion Plans Analysis and Trends (Government Policies and Guidelines, Import…

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…