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…

Artesyn Debuts High-Density DC/DC Converter

Tempe, Ariz. — Artesyn Embedded Technologies launched its highest density sixteenth brick isolated DC/DC converter for distributed power applications such as telecom, computing and networking equipment. The AVD100 series of 100 to 120 watt (W), 1/16th brick DC/DC converters are optimized for high density applications with restricted space. They also offer excellent thermal performance and up to…

Forecasting Is the Biggest Problem for the Supply Chain

Forecasting, also known as demand variability, tops the list of biggest challenges for the supply chain this year, according to a new report from eyefortransport (eft). Other top business challenges include inventory management/optimization, and cost containment and reduction. The 2015 Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO) Report also finds the supply chain’s forecasting challenge is its…

GCT Launches Custom Cable Assembly Division

Global Connector Technology (GCT) has launched a dedicated cable assembly division to meet growing demand for customer-specific cable assemblies. Targeted at volume OEMs, GCT provides custom services for a variety of cable assemblies, including overmolded and IDC, as well as wire harnesses and cable looms. All assemblies are 100-percent tested to guarantee reliability and compliance,…