C&K Keyboard Switches Rated for 50M Cycles

Newton, Mass. — C&K Components introduced a new series of high reliability, ergonomic keyboard switches for applications that require long operating lifetimes, including gaming, industrial, professional, and workstation keyboards. The KBD Series switches, rated for an extended operating life of 50,000,000 cycles, are available with two haptic responses and operating forces. The switches are top-actuated,…

Where is the Demand for Automotive Wearables?

Market research firm Strategy Analytics recently asked (and answered) the question – is the market for automotive wearables a solution looking for problem? According to a recent consumer survey conducted by the market research firm’s In-vehicle UX group there is low interest in wearables for automotive applications in the U.S. and Western Europe. The survey…

AOS Expands IGBT Series

Sunnyvale, Calif. — Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS) expanded its IGBT product portfolio with the launch of the 650V M-Series. The new M-series is co-packaged with a soft and fast freewheeling diode available in a variety of package types. Applications include motor drives in refrigerators, washing machines, fans, air conditioners, treadmills, and sewing machines applications.…

Murata Bolsters IoT Focus

Smyrna, Ga. – Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has optimized its Broadcom-enabled wireless modules to easily integrate with Freescale’s i.MX applications processors for smart, secure and connected solutions in the consumer, industrial and automotive segments. The electronic components manufacturer also announced it has joined the Freescale Connect Partner Program as a Proven Partner. The partnership leverages Freescale’s i.MX applications…

Newark element14: A Decade of Change

Tom Hudak’s resignation as president of Chicago-based Newark element14 this week underscores several major management and branding changes at the distributor over the past decade. Since 2003, the North American distribution business of UK-based Premier Farnell plc has had five presidents and two brands, changing from Newark Electronics to NewarkInOne and now Newark element14. While management…