Sager Releases New Battery Solutions Line Card

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power and Electromechanical components and provider of value-add solutions, and its specialized group, Sager Power Systems, today announced the release of a new battery solutions line card. As an authorized distributor and value-add reseller working with many of the industry’s top battery brands, Sager’s new, full-color…

Mouser is Global Distributor for Fractus Antennas

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, announces a global distribution agreement with Fractus Antennas. Through the agreement, Mouser is now stocking a range of Fractus Antennas’ chip antenna solutions, including Virtual Antenna (mXTEND) and Xtend devices for cellular, wireless, Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Fractus Antennas’ mXTEND…

Sensera Inks Global Distribution Deal With Braemac

Sensera Limited (ASX: SE1, “Sensera”), an Internet of Things (IoT) solution provider, today announced that it has signed a worldwide distribution agreement with Braemac. Braemac’s global footprint and strong presence in the entire Pacific Rim region and especially Australia will further extend Sensera’s market coverage. Founded in 1984, Braemac currently employs over 200 people worldwide,…

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Semiconductor Units To Exceed 1 Trillion Devices in 2020

Annual semiconductor unit shipments, including integrated circuits and optoelectronics, sensors, and discrete (O-S-D) devices are forecast to rise 7 percent in 2020 and surpass one trillion units for the second time in history, according to IC Insights’ McClean Report. The 7 percent increase to 1,036.3 billion total semiconductor shipments expected in 2020 follows an 8…

Revenue per Wafer Rising As Demand Grows for sub-7nm IC Processes

Despite the high development costs associated with IC-processing technology, using smaller nodes yields larger revenue per wafer, according to new research from IC Insights. The success and proliferation of integrated circuits has largely hinged on the ability of IC manufacturers to continue offering more performance and functionality for the money.  Driving down the cost of…

Coronavirus Decimates China’s Public Display Production

The coronavirus has caused manufacturing rates of digital-signage products to plunge in the first quarter, contributing to production cuts of nearly 30 percent for public-display products, according to Omdia. Unit production of televisions used for signage applications is expected to decline by 10.9 percent in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the same period…

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Five Semiconductor Companies Hold 53 percent of Global Wafer Capacity

Only five semiconductor companies hold 53 percent of total global wafer capacity, according to IC Insights. In 2019, each company had capacity of more than 1,000,000 wafer starts per month. In contrast, the top five capacity leaders in 2009 held 36 percent of worldwide capacity. Capacity at other semiconductor leaders, including Intel (817K wafers/month), UMC…

Mouser Signs Global Agreement With Kontron

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the New Product Introduction (NPI) leader empowering innovation, announces a global distribution agreement with Kontron, a leading global provider of Internet of Things (IoT)/Embedded Computing Technology (ECT) and a Premier Member of the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance. Through the agreement, Mouser offers a range of Kontron computer-on-modules (COMs), including COM…

ECIA Welcomes New Members

ECIA is pleased to announce that four new members have recently joined the association. From the component manufacturers sector, ECIA welcomes CUI Devices and Minmax Technology. From the independent manufacture rep community, Mid Star Inc. and O’Donnell Associates Southwest have joined. “ECIA continues to add members from across the electronic components supply chain, as companies…