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

Laird TEMs Improve Heat Dissipation

Laird has introduced a new series of miniature thermoelectric modules (TEMs) built using Laird Tlam thermally conductive circuit boards instead of traditional ceramic-based circuit boards. The Tlam OptoTEC series is designed for applications where temperature stabilization of sensitive optical components in photonics, telecom, medical and consumer markets is critical. The company said the use of…

ERNI Expands High-Current Connector Line

Richmond, Va. – Targeting industrial and heavy-equipment providers, ERNI has expanded its high-current power element series to include combined flexible/massive press-fit and purely massive press-fit technologies. The high power wire-to-board connectors with press-fit terminations provide a gas-tight interface to the PCB via, eliminating the need for high temperature soldering and its negative effects on the…

Automotive CEOs: Technological Advances to Transform Business

Technological advances, including digital economy, social media, mobile devices and big data, will transform business in the next five years, according to 79 percent of automotive CEO respondents to PwC’s 17th Annual Global CEO Survey. The survey also finds that 57 percent of automotive CEOs have a program underway or completed, or have a strategy…

Automotive Drives Component Growth

Electronics content in vehicles continues to grow at a steady pace, driving innovation in the components sector. Electronic components make up more than 30 percent of the production cost of a vehicle, and is expected to continue upward, according to Transparency Market Research. Two recent market research studies indicate that automotive applications including next-generation vehicle…

Honeywell Delivers Product Differentiation

Keeping in line with the company’s strategy to deliver high-performance differentiated sensors and switches, Honeywell Sensing and Control rolls out its Nanopower Series of magnetic sensors, aimed as a replacement for reed switches in a variety of applications. These anisotropic magnetoresistive (AMR) sensor ICs deliver high sensitivity and extremely low power for battery-operated devices, as…

Honeywell Unveils Nanopower AMR Sensor ICs

Minneapolis, Minn. – Honeywell has claimed the industry’s first Nanopower anisotropic magnetoresistive (AMR) sensor ICs that provide the highest level of magnetic sensitivity (as low as 7 Gauss typical) while requiring only 360 nanoamps (nA). Offering low power requirements together with smaller packaging and higher durability and reliability than reed switches at the same sensitivity…

What’s Inside Google Glass?

El Segundo, Calif. — Although Google Glass, which sells for $1,500, has hardware and manufacturing costs of only $152.47, according to a teardown by IHS Technology, it doesn’t translate into a “sky-high margin of 90 percent” for each sale, according to IHS analyst Andrew Rassweiler. “As in any new product—especially a device that breaks new technological…