SMTC Bags SpiderCloud Business

SMTC Corp. said it has signed an agreement to provide contract manufacturing services to communications equipment vendor SpiderCloud Wireless in North America, helping to boost sales at the EMS provider. The sales potential and volume shipment of the transaction was not disclosed and privately-owned SpiderCloud does not disclose its revenue numbers. Aside from the additional…

Military, Aviation Markets More Vulnerable to Counterfeiting

The global aviation and military markets have become even more vulnerable to counterfeiting challenges today as companies channel higher portions of their product development resources to the consumer electronics segment, leaving lower volume sectors to utilize unsafe channels for filling urgent and difficult component procurement needs, industry sources said. The dangers from fake or substandard…

Chip Makers Align in Automotive Market

With the PC market in decline and government budgets in sequestration, the automotive market is a bright spot for component makers. The electronics content in all types of vehicles is expected to increase significantly as car makers woo customers with advanced safety features and infotainment offerings. This week,  Freescale Semiconductor Japan Ltd. and ROHM Co.…

Supplier Profile: Honeywell’s Product Platforms Save Time, Money

EPS’ executive editor Gina Roos spent some time catching up with Honeywell Sensing and Control’s vice president, global strategic marketing and business development, Ashis Bhattacharya, discussing Honeywell’s product development and distribution strategies.

Medical Display Market to Rise Nearly 30%

Englewood, Colorado −The global market for medical-grade displays is projected to grow nearly 30 percent from 2012 to 2017, according to IHS Inc. The key drivers include improving economic conditions, and increasing demand and sales in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Revenue of medical-grade displays is forecast to reach $3.2 billion in…

Vishay Load Switch Housed in Small Package

Malvern, Pa. − Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. offers two slew-rate-controlled p-channel high-side load switches designed for 1.5 V to 5.5 V operation, housed in a small 6-bump wafer-level CSP package (WCSP6), measuring 1- x 1.5-mm with a 0.5-mm pitch. Applications include load switching in portable electronics, medical and healthcare devices, and industrial instrumentation. The SiP32458 and…