Micross, Hi-Rel Labs Partner on Quality Service

Micross Components (“Micross”) headquartered in Orlando, FL and Hi-Rel Laboratories, Inc. (“Hi-Rel Labs”) based in Spokane, WA are pleased to announce a partnership to provide customers with an integrated PEM Qual service solution. This collective experience of the Micross Group in electrical and reliability test services, together with Hi-Rel Labs’ market leadership position in Destructive…

Semiconductor Shipments to Hit Milestone in 2018

Semiconductor unit shipments, including integrated circuits and opto-sensor-discrete, or O-S-D, devices, are forecast to exceed one trillion units for the first time in 2018, according to IC Insights’ 2016 edition of The McClean Report—A Complete Analysis and Forecast of the Integrated Circuit Industry. The milestone is expected to be the new normal for semiconductor shipments starting…

ZigBee Alliance Hits Certification Milestone

Davis, Calif. – The ZigBee Alliance, a non-profit association of companies creating, maintaining and delivering open, global standards for the low-power wireless Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the addition of two vice chairmen to its executive committee. Musa Unmehopa, Philips Lighting’s Director of Intellectual Property Standards, moves from Board Secretary and Treasurer to his new…

Modular Connector Systems Reduce Costs, Lead Times

Power designers and purchasers of power connectors used in communications equipment can both benefit from modular connector systems. In many cases, these platforms offer a variety of configurations to provide more design flexibility for power designers, while lowering the cost of the bill materials (BOM) and eliminating the lead times associated with new tooling for…

Orion Fans Expands DC Fan Portfolio

Thermal management devices are an essential component of any piece of electronics equipment from laptop computers to servers. In the cooling world, designers often select “modified standard” products to meet their specific cooling requirements. However, these devices also need to be available through second sources. Like most electronics components, purchasers are demanding second sources to ensure…

Amphenol Targets Leadership in USB Type-C

Mouser Electronics recently launched a newly designed USB Technology site to give buyers and designers of USB technologies access to the technical advances in USB standards, including the latest USB Type-C connector. A new section at the site is dedicated to the USB Type-C standard including connectors, controllers, circuit protection devices and other related components.…