Honeywell Pressure Switches Operate in Harsh Environments

Minneapolis, Minn. — Honeywell has added three new series to its pressure switch portfolio: the HP Series, HE Series and LE Series. The pressure switches from Honeywell Sensing and Control provide high burst pressure ranges, a long life cycle rating and IP67 sealing for higher durability and reliability. Applications include a variety of industrial and…

Kemet Debuts High Temp, High Voltage Capacitors

Greenville, S.C. — KEMET Corp. has launched its High Voltage-High Temperature (HV-HT) Series of 200 degrees C, surface-mount ceramic capacitors in a C0G dielectric. Delivering high performance at extreme temperatures, the HV-HT capacitors are said to offer greater volumetric efficiency over competitive high temperature precious metal electrode (PME) and base metal electrode (BME) ceramic capacitor…

China Auto Industry Drives Healthy IC Sales

El Segundo, Calif. —  Semiconductor consumption in 2014 by China’s automotive industry will reach $4.6 billion, up 11 percent from $4.1 billion last year, driven by increased demand for vehicle safety features and infotainment applications, including car navigation, according to a new report from IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS). This follows a 10 percent increase in…

America Semiconductor: ‘Start-up’ With a Focus on Distribution

Semiconductor start-ups aren’t quite as common as they were 20 years ago, and even fewer have their roots in New Jersey. But America Semiconductor LLC isn’t a typical start-up. The company entered the semiconductor market with experienced management, solid financing and existing relationships with fabs. Electronics Purchasing Strategies Managing Editor Barbara Jorgensen had the opportunity…

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.…