Taking LED Controllers to the Next Level

Selecting a LED controller for your lighting application is not an easy task. There are a host of device variations that have to be considered along with the expertise of the power supply designer. But assuredly most purchasers of LED controllers are looking to accomplish three things – lower system losses (higher efficiency), achieve a…

IC Vendors: Is It Time for a Change in Sales Strategy

Gartner thinks so. The market research firm is advocating a sales strategy change at semiconductor companies as a way to achieve faster and more stable growth. Gartner recommends that semiconductor companies focus on a large number of smaller companies instead of big deals from larger ones. One of the big reasons: startups and small electronics companies…

Supplier Collaboration Needed for Smart Lighting

Energy costs can be reduced by at least 90 percent by implementing smart lighting systems, according to recent research from Gartner. This tremendous cost savings, which is expected to drive greater adoption, opens up big opportunities for component manufacturers – including makers of LEDs, sensors & controls, and interconnects. These component vendors can extend their…

IoT Hinges on Collaboration

The electronics industry understands that developing and deploying IoT devices and services does not happen in a vacuum. The challenges are enormous. Put simply – the value chain consists of taking what used to be individual devices and appliances, adding intelligence, and then connecting these (potentially) billions of devices over the Internet where the data…