Sensor Innovation from Wearables to Vehicles at CES 2018

CES never fails to satisfy the consumer’s appetite for new gadgets, which in many cases are fueled by advances in sensor technology. This year is no exception with products enabled for virtual reality/augmented reality (VR/AR), voice assistants (Will Alexa rule the world?), and artificial intelligence (AI). The result is TVs that act as a smart…

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Littelfuse Strengthens Sensors Business with Acquisition

Continuing its acquisition strategy to expand in several key markets, Littelfuse Inc. recently acquired U.S. Sensor Corp., headquartered in Orange, California. The company is a manufacturer of thermistors and probe assemblies used in temperature sensing applications. The acquisition is part of the Littelfuse’s new five-year corporate strategy to double its sensor platform by 2021. “This…

Sensors, Sensors, Sensors, Everywhere

Sensors are poised to join the ranks of high-tech’s most critical components as manufacturers across multiple segments of the economy design the parts into next-generation automotive, connectivity, medical, monitoring and safety equipment. Demand for sensors have surged in recent years and are forecast to climb at a double-digit pace in the near future, creating investment…

InvenSense Expands into Automotive Market

San Jose, Calif. – InvenSense, Inc., a provider of MEMS sensor platforms, has entered the automotive market with the introduction of automotive sensor solutions for safety and non-safety applications. Entrance into the market was driven by increased demand for personalized in-vehicle experience, improved safety, assisted automated driving, and predictable maintenance systems. The company is developing MEMS…

Magnetic Sensor Growth Shifts to Automotive Sector

Englewood, Colo.  – Global revenues for the semiconductor-based magnetic sensor market grew less than one percent in 2014, primarily due to ongoing price erosion in the electronic compass sensor market, according to IHS Inc. However, the market researcher forecasts nearly four percent growth in 2015 due to rising demand in the automotive sector. The automotive sensor market…

Molex Delivers Turnkey Touch Switch Solutions

Molex Inc. offers capacitive and metal touch switch solutions for a variety of applications including consumer appliances, industrial equipment and medical devices. These custom user interfaces are manufactured using Molex’s vertically-integrated design and state-of-the art manufacturing capabilities that help deliver a fast time to market. Molex has engineering and manufacturing locations in Naperville, Ill.; DongGuan, China, and Taiwan.…

Arrow Partners with Resurgent on EOL Parts

Centennial, Colo.—Component obsolescence is a fact of life in the electronics industry. While it used to primarily affect OEM customers in long lifecycle industries that is no longer the case. In a move to help OEM customers better manage end-of-life (EOL) semiconductors, Arrow Electronics, Inc. is collaborating with Resurgent Semiconductor to provide its customers with access…

Robot Love: It’s all about the Sensors

Tomorrow’s home care robots are more likely to adopt a human-like appearance rather than Paro’s Pinnipedian form factor. Even the first-generation products include rudimentary attempts to offer emotional comfort. The head of the Kompaï robot from Robosoft features a “face,” for example, while the Giraff robot from Sweden’s Giraff Technologies AB displays a screen image…

Temperature & Image Sensors ‘Hot’ Through 2020

Temperature sensors, in a word, will remain “hot” in North America and Europe.  Thanks to demand from both the industrial and consumer market segments, sales of temperature sensors are expected to grow at a decent clip in those regions through 2020. In Europe, the market is expected to increase to $1.36 billion by 2018, with…