Energy Efficiency Drives IGBT Market

Albany, N.Y. – The global insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) and super junction MOSFET market is expected to grow from $4.8 million in 2012 to $10.1 million by 2019, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.6 percent over the forecast period of 2013 to 2019, according to Transparency Market Research. The report,…

TI Smart Meter SoCs Enable More Features

Dallas, Tex. – Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced three-phase metering systems-on-chip (SoCs) for smart electricity meters and portable measurement applications. The MSP430F67641 SoCs include high-performance delta-sigma analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) for energy measurement products requiring high accuracy across a wide dynamic range. An integrated 320-segment LCD eliminates the need for external drivers and enables developers to create smart energy measurement…

Who Benefits from the Internet of Things?

The Internet of Things (IoT) device market is expected to grow from $9.5 billion in 2014 to $46 billion in 2014, according to Yole Développement. While there is big potential growth for electronic component manufacturers, particularly sensor manufacturers, Yole analysts expect most of the added value in IoT solutions will come from data processing. The IoT device market will represent close to 15 percent of all data processing, according to Yole.

Omron FPC/FFC Connectors Simplify Connections

Schaumburg, Ill. – Omron Electronic Components has expanded its line of Flexible Printed Circuit/Flexible Flat Cable (FPC/FFC) connectors with the XF3M connectors that speed interconnection and lock the FPC or FFC in place for reliability. When locked, a tactile click confirms proper connection and security. The XF3M is designed for use with 0.3-mm thickness FPC/FFC. The…