Omnetics Unveils Rugged Metal Nano-Connectors

Omnetics Connector Corp. has announced a new line of Metal Nano-Connectors. These interconnects are high-density, multi-position connectors made with break-away or threaded metal housings for a positive lock and environmental seal. Built to meet or exceed military specifications, the small, lightweight connectors target mission-critical applications where size, weight and reliability are critical, such as onboard unmanned…

Industry Leaders Launch Consortium to Drive IoT Standards

Santa Clara, Calif. – Technology industry leaders – Atmel, Broadcom, Dell, Intel, Samsung Electronics, and Wind River – have joined together to form a new industry consortium to develop a connectivity framework that is open, secure and manageable for the products that make up the Internet of Things (IoT). The focus of the Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) is to define a common…

Lam Unveils New Capabilities for 3D NAND Fabrication

San Francisco, Calif. – Lam Research Corp. (NASDAQ:LRCX), a major global supplier of innovative wafer fabrication equipment and services to the semiconductor industry, today unveiled its latest thin film deposition and plasma etch products for 3D NAND fabrication. As memory customers begin ramping production of these new devices, greater process control is needed for cost-effective manufacturing.…

IC Suppliers Shift Focus in Camera Apps

As shipments of standalone digital cameras continue to shrink thanks to camera functions integrated into more mobile devices, IC suppliers are starting to shift their focus to embedded camera applications to drive chip sales, according to a new IC Insights report. These include automotive, tablet, PC, cellphone, security and surveillance applications. Most camera suppliers shifted…

No Vacation from Component Innovation

Despite the start of the summer slowdown, electronic component manufacturers are not taking a vacation from developing innovative products. Over the past month, we’ve seen several innovative designs that are going to make both designers and purchasers happy by solving design problems, saving space, cutting costs and reducing bill of materials. Let’s start with Honeywell’s…

Strong Growth Forecast for mHealth Device Market

Boston, Mass. – The mobile health (mHealth) market is forecast to grow eight-fold from $5.1 billion in 2013 to $41.8 billion in 2023, driven by the adoption of vital signs monitoring and in vitro diagnostic (IVD) devices, according to Lux Research. After an initial slow start due to regulatory approval barriers and slower integration by physicians,…

ST Develops Paper-Thin Batteries

Geneva – STMicroelectronics has started limited production of its EnFilm advanced rechargeable batteries that measure less than 0.25-mm thick. Target applications for these paper-thin batteries include next-generation personal technology and Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices. At 220µm thick and measuring 25.7 mm x 25.7 mm, ST’s EFL700A39 EnFilm solid-state lithium thin-film battery is suited for use in ultra-low-profile devices.…