Gina Roos is executive editor of EPS News. She can be reached at gina.roos@epsnewsonline.com.

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…

Hudak Resigns as President of Newark element14

Premier Farnell has announced that Tom Hudak, president of Chicago-based Newark element14, its North American distribution business, has resigned from his position effective July 1, 2015. Gert Labuschagne, chief strategy and marketing officer, will take over control of Sales and Marketing at Newark element14. He will be supported by Pat Milbourne, currently Newark element14 SVP…

Partnership to Drive Mass Production of Flexible AMOLED Displays

FlexEnable, a developer of flexible organic electronics, has partnered with display maker Chunghwa Picture Tube (CPT) to drive market adoption and growth of flexible AMOLED displays. Building on FlexEnable’s series of flexible AMOLED demonstrators, the two companies have manufactured a glass-free, full-color, flexible AMOLED display leveraging FlexEnable’s low-temperature process for plastic transistors and CPT’s RGB…

Auto Safety Drives MEMS Sensor Market

Suppliers of MEMS-based sensors are logging good growth thanks to mandated automotive safety systems, including electronic stability control (ESC) and tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS), according to IHS Inc. Players with strong positions in gyroscopes, accelerometers and pressure sensors needed in these systems also grew as well, according to the market research firm. The automotive…

Vishay Chipscale MOSFET Saves Space, Power

Malvern, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced a new TrenchFET 20 V n-channel MOSFET in the chipscale MICRO FOOT 0.8-mm x 0.8-mm package with an ultra-thin 0.357-mm profile. The Vishay Siliconix Si8824EDB is designed to save space, decrease power consumption, and extend battery usage in smartphones, tablets, wearable devices, solid-state drives, and portable medical devices such as hearing…