Electronics OEMs Advance Responsible Sourcing Initiative

The globalization of the electronics industry has presented both opportunities and challenges for the supply chain. As electronics companies source more raw materials from around the globe, practices associated with the mining of minerals have come under scrutiny. While initiatives such as the Dodd-Frank Act in the U.S. have improved conditions in certain regions, such…

ChipMOS, Tsinghua Unigroup Form Joint Venture

ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC. (listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under Stock Ticker 8150 and on the NASDAQ under Stock Ticker IMOS; hereinafter “ChipMOS Taiwan” or “ChipMOS”) and Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd. (“Tsinghua Unigroup”) today announced an agreement to form a joint-venture and to mutually terminate Tsinghua Unigroup’s earlier private placement plan. Under the joint-venture agreement, ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES (BVI)…

LiDAR Market to Reach $1.1B by 2023

LiDAR Market size is expected to reach USD 1.1 billion by 2023, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. The industry is characterized by key notable players offering advanced, diverse and cost-effective solutions. Rising urbanization and large scale infrastructural development will contribute to the growth of global LiDAR market size over the forecast timeline.…

IHS Markit flat panel display market forecast.

Tight Component Supply Stabilizes LCD Panel Costs

Tighter supply of color filters, polarizers and driver ICs, coupled with strong consumer electronics demand during the holiday stock-up, is slowing production cost reductions for LCD panels, according to WitsView, a division of TrendForce. “As upstream suppliers are less willing to make further price concessions, panel makers are constrained in their cost-cutting efforts,” said WitsView. “In…

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…