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

Industrial Electronics Chip Growth Surges

El Segundo, Calif. —The global market for industrial electronics semiconductors grew 11 percent in 2013, recovering from a five percent loss in 2012, according to IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS). Global industrial chip revenues increased from $30.4 billion in 2012 to $33.7 billion in 2013. Growth will continue over the next few years with industrial-related semiconductor revenue…

Medical Devices to Drive Component Demand

Medical devices for diagnostics and treatment are set to become big growth drivers over the next several years for component suppliers specializing in high-reliability medical markets. Two examples include auto-positive airway pressure (Auto-PAP) devices and diagnostic cardiology devices. In the U.S. alone, shipments of auto-PAP devices for the treatment of sleep apnea is expected to…

Cree Simplifies Lighting Controls

In a move to help accelerate LED adoption, while helping customers reduce energy consumption and maintenance costs, Cree Inc. has developed a wireless lighting control system that addresses the industry’s need for ease of design, installation, and setup of lighting control systems. Claimed as the first self-programming wireless lighting control system, Cree’s SmartCast Technology is…