ON Semiconductor Sells IGBT Line to Close Fairchild Deal

ON Semiconductor Corp. has sold its insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) product line to Littelfuse, Inc.  in order to move ahead with its acquisition of Fairchild Semiconductor. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) required that ON Semiconductor “dispose of its” IGBT business prior to the closing of the acquisition. The IGBT business generated less than…

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…

High-Speed Connectors: Around the Clock Design

New product introductions are the life blood of any component manufacturer and high-speed connector design is no exception.  While there may be talk in the industry that 25 Gbit/s design is done and challenges have been solved, it’s far from over, according to connector makers. Connector manufacturers continue to focus on performance in areas such…

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…