Optoelectronics, Sensors/Actuators, Discretes Climb Again

In 2018, a mixed bag of higher prices, shortages, and new imaging applications is driving up total optoelectronics, sensors and discrete semiconductors (O-S-D) sales by 11 percent and expected to set a ninth consecutive record-high level of combined revenues. With tight supplies of widely used power transistors and diodes driving up prices and new optical-imaging applications moving…

PCB Shipments Up 9.2% Through Q3

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries  announced today the September 2018 findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Year-over-year growth continued for industry sales and orders. The book-to-bill ratio for September retreated slightly to 1.04. Total North American PCB shipments in September 2018 were up 9.6 percent compared to the same…

CEL Now Offers THine ICs through its Distribution Channels

THine Electronics, Inc. (Tokyo Stock Exchange/JASDAQ: 6769), a semiconductor company focusing on high speed serial interfaces and image signal processing, and California Eastern Laboratories, Inc. (“CEL”) the strategic sales and technical support partner of THine for Americas, today announced the availability of THine ICs through CEL’s distribution partners. CEL’s distribution partners include all the major…

ECIA Recognizes Outstanding Members

ECIA is pleased to present the 2018 Distinguished Service Awards to seven members who have made significant contributions to the association by sharing their time and energy; and its North Star Award. The 2018 honorees embody the spirit of giving back and have gone above and beyond their day jobs in the service of the association and the industry. They make it a point to get involved in association committees…

PolyPhaser Launches New E-Commerce Website

PolyPhaser, an Infinite Electronics brand, and an industry leader in the development and production of patented RF protection solutions has just launched a completely updated website with online purchasing capabilities and same-day shipping for many of its most popular surge protection solutions. PolyPhaser’s new ecommerce website allows customers to place and track orders, access expanded…

New Yorker Electronics, Rectron Ink Distribution Deal

New Yorker Electronics, global distributor of electronic components, recently announced that it has signed a new franchise distributor agreement with Rectron Semiconductor. Rectron is a manufacturer of power rectifiers, bridge rectifiers, switching diodes, Zener diodes, ESD diodes, signal transistors, transient voltage suppressors, Schottky, high voltage diodes and recovery diodes. Established in 1976, Rectron manufactures state-of-the-art…

Heilind Stocks Harting’s MICA IIoT Starter Kits

HARTING, is now stocking HARTING’s MICA (Modular Industry Computing Architecture) Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) starter kits. The IIoT is widely viewed as one of the primary trends affecting industrial businesses today and in the future. HARTING’s MICA starter kits were developed to assist manufacturers looking to implement IIoT identification, predictive maintenance management and permanent…

MagnaChip Begins Volume Production of New Automotive Display Driver IC

MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation (“MagnaChip”) (NYSE: MX), a designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor platform solutions, today announced that volume production of a new Display Driver IC (DDIC) for automotive panel displays has begun. MagnaChip is planning to expand its business to various automotive display applications in the market, starting with the design-win of new…

Premier Farnell Adds Adesto Technologies

Adesto Technologies (NASDAQ: IOTS), a leading provider of innovative application-specific semiconductors for the IoT era, and Premier Farnell, the Development Distributor, which operates as Newark element14 in North America, has signed a new distribution agreement. The franchise provides OEM customers with access to Adesto’s complete portfolio of feature-rich, ultra-low power non-volatile memory (NVM) products, with…