City Streets Get LED Smart

Cities around the globe are expected to invest $64 billion in LED and smart streetlights by 2025, according to new research from the Northeast Group, LLC. This will translate into 84 percent of the world’s streetlights using LEDs with 37 percent of them networked or smart. Earlier this year, President Obama announced the Presidential Challenge…

Triple Threat Components – Small, High Performance, and Cost Savers

Purchasers and designers, who are involved in the evaluation of new components and technologies, are always looking for the highest performing parts that can help save board space and reduce costs in their next-generation designs. Some of the latest electronic components rolled out in the market deliver in all areas by saving board space, reducing…

DC-DC Converters Deliver Higher Efficiency, Space Savings & Lower Cost

Next-generation products in high-reliability markets including medical, military and industrial along with innovations in telecommunications and wireless technologies are driving increased demand for high-efficiency DC power systems. These application areas are driving plenty of opportunities for DC-DC converters and modules that can deliver high efficiency, high power density, small footprints/low profiles, and a wide input…

Semiconductor Makers Bet on Sensors in 2015

One of the key findings from KPMG’s annual Global Semiconductor Industry Survey is that semiconductor executives are predicting strong growth in the sensor sector. Sixty-one percent of survey respondents predict sensors will provide the biggest opportunity for growth next year. Sensors are key to automotive technology applications, touch screens, wearables and the Internet of Things (IoT),…

Industrial Sector Helps Drive Component Demand

The electronic components industry, particularly semiconductors, is getting a big boost from industrial applications. The global market for industrial semiconductors is forecast to increase by 12.9 percent in 2014, reaching $38.5 billion, according to new research from IHS Technology. The growth is attributed to “continuing strength in China and a resurgent U.S. economy,” the two largest…

Electronica 2014: IoT Is a Key Innovation Driver

Electronic component manufacturers and distributors are getting ready to converge at Electronica 2014, November 11-14, in Munich, Germany. One of the biggest topics of discussion at the show will be the Internet of Things (IoT) and its huge growth potential for the electronics industry ranging from networked medical devices to smart homes and connected vehicles.…

Automotive Electronics Offers Big Growth Potential

There is big demand for high-reliability parts in automotive electronics sectors. The global market for automotive electronics is forecast to hit $204.6 billion in 2014, and reach $314.4 billion by 2020, with an estimated compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.3 percent between 2012 and 2020, according to a Research and Markets report. The OEM…