Bourns Releases Automotive Component Selection Guide

Riverside, Calif.- Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, has published a new Automotive Component Selection Guide that showcases the company’s breadth of AEC-Q200 qualified components.  In the latest short form brochure, Bourns lists its broad selection of AEC-Q200 products that include resistors and magnetics that condition and filter electronic circuits. Complementing…

JEDEC Updates Flash Storage Standards

JEDEC® Solid State Technology Association, the global leader in the development of standards for the microelectronics industry, today announced the publication of several key updates to the Universal Flash Storage (UFS) family of standards. These include JESD220C UFS version 2.1, JESD223C UFSHCI version 2.1, JESD220-1A UFS UME version 1.1 and JESD223-1A UFSHCI UME version 1.1.…

IPC: North American PCB Sales Rebound

Bannockburn, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the February 2016 findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales rebounded in February, outpacing orders and reducing the book-to-bill ratio to 1.02. Total North American PCB shipments in February 2016 came in 8.9 percent above the same month last year, bringing…

U.S. Manufacturing: March Madness

Following six consecutive months of contraction, the U.S. manufacturing industry increased in March by a healthy 2.3 percentage points on the nation’s leading index. The Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) PMI reached 51.8 percent from the February reading of 49.5. Any number above 50 indicates growth. The PMI is riding high on an increase in…

Mouser Stocks Infineon XMC4700 Relax Kits

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking XMC4700 Relax, Relax Kit for 5V Shields, and Relax Lite evaluation kits from Infineon Technologies. These kits are designed to evaluate the capabilities of the XMC4700 microcontroller and Infineon’s free-of-charge, Eclipse-based integrated development environment (IDE), DAVE™. With the XMC4700 Relax, Relax Kit for 5V Shields, and Relax Lite kits, engineers can prototype designs…

Distribution Tackles Market Upheaval with Executive Overhaul

The electronics distribution industry is experiencing significant changes in the ranks of its senior executives as the sector fights to spur growth and reverse years of lackluster performance. That’s what happens when companies don’t perform as well as expected but recent changes at the apex of the leading distribution companies indicate the sector may be…

IHS: Foxconn-Sharp Deal Creates TFT-LCD Production Powerhouse

David Hsieh, Senior Director, IHS Technology Key Points: The boards of Foxconn and Sharp yesterday approved a takeover plan valued at USD3.5 billion. Through its subsidiaries, Innolux and Century, Foxconn is a leading supplier of thin film transistor liquid crystal displays (TFT LCDs). It is already the largest component supplier, systems integrator and subcontract manufacturer for many of the world’s leading…

High Bandwidth Demand Drives Fiber Optic Connector Designs

The adoption of mobile devices, running data-intensive applications, and 4G LTE networks are a few of the key factors driving the demand for high bandwidth requirements. The recent Optical Fiber Communications (OFC) conference showcased the latest new products to meet the growing requirements for fiber optic connectors used across these growing high-bandwidth applications. The global…