C&K Offers Customizable Graphics for Illuminated Switches

Newton, Mass. – C&K Components now provides customizable graphics for backlit caps on illuminated industrial pushbutton switches. The company can add painted and laser-etched custom graphics or symbols to the backlit caps on the illuminated versions of its AP Series industrial pushbutton switches. The switches are suitable for  use in joystick modules and control panels…

Toshiba Launches App Processor for Wearables

San Jose, Calif., — Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC)*, has expanded its TZ1000 family of ApP Lite application processors for wearable devices. The TZ1021MBG processor is housed in a smaller, thinner package than the first product in the series, the TZ1001MBG, launched earlier this year, said Toshiba. Toshiba is showcasing the new ApP Lite processor at Electronica…

Omnetics Unveils Mini Down-Hole Connectors

Minneapolis, Minn. — Targeting extreme environments in the oil and gas industry, Omnetics has developed Nano-sized (.025″ pitch) connectors that maintain reliability up to 200 degrees C for rugged board-mount applications. These connectors are designed to solder down through very thick printed circuit boards and route signals from one board to another, all inside a drill-control housing.…

Broadcom Adds Channel Partners for IoT, Ethernet Markets

Broadcom Corporation has announced the addition of more than 40 channel partners to support the expanding Internet of Things (IoT) and high-volume Ethernet IC markets. This is part of the company’s new distribution strategy launched about 18 months ago to broaden its customer base and better leverage its channel partners. The semiconductor solutions manufacturer has…

Top Semiconductor Suppliers to Record Double-Digit Growth

Nine of the top 20 semiconductor suppliers are expected to record double-digit growth in 2014, according to a preview of the IC Insights 2014 McClean Report. The Top 25 semiconductor supplier report reveals that sales at TSMC, MediaTek, and SK Hynix are each expected to increase by more than 20 percent in 2014. The Semiconductor Industry…

Electronica 2014: IoT Is a Key Innovation Driver

Electronic component manufacturers and distributors are getting ready to converge at Electronica 2014, November 11-14, in Munich, Germany. One of the biggest topics of discussion at the show will be the Internet of Things (IoT) and its huge growth potential for the electronics industry ranging from networked medical devices to smart homes and connected vehicles.…

Knowles Brands on Display

For the first time under the Knowles name the established brands of DLI, Novacap, Syfer Technology and Voltronics Corp. bring many new products to Electronica 2014. DLI’s (Dielectric Laboratories, Inc.) recently released EW series of Gain Equalizers offering DC-18 GHz performance with varying slopes in a 0302 case size.  These Thin Film integrated R-C networks…