Mouser Stocks Maxim MAX77818 Battery Charger

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the MAX77818 Switching Mode Charger from Maxim Integrated. One of the industry’s smallest and fastest battery charging programmable switching mode chargers, this power management integrated circuit (PCIM) utilizes several charging states to safely and quickly charge a wide range of one-cell lithium ion (Li+) or lithium polymer (Li-poly) battery sizes and system loads.…

IPC Releases Base Materials Spec for PCBs

Bannockburn, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® has released IPC-4101D-WAM1, an amendment to the already valuable IPC-4101D, Specification for Base Materials for Rigid and Multilayer Printed Boards. This newly revised standard delivers trending information for base materials used for rigid and multilayer printed boards. In particular, this standard provides key updates for board designers, specifiers of board…

China Leads in R&D Spending

Bangalore,  — – Companies Based out of Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen Contribute to More Than 95% of the Total R&D Spending in China – Total Global 500 R&D Spend in China to Reach USD 80 Billion by 2020 – Total R&D Investment by Global 500 Companies Reached a USD 614 Billion Mark in FY2014 Zinnov, a leading management consulting firm, released its recent findings on…

Microsemi FPGAs Achieve DPA Logo Certification

Aliso Viejo, Calif.  — Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced its SmartFusion®2 system-on-chip (SoC) field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and IGLOO®2 FPGAs have successfully passed certification for resistance to differential power analysis (DPA) in the DPA Countermeasure Validation Program developed by Rambus Cryptography Research Division. This allows Microsemi to use…

WPG Americas to Host First Roadshow Event

San Jose, Calif. — WPG Americas Inc. (WPGA), a subsidiary of WPG Holdings,Asia’s number one electronics distributor, announced today that registration is now open for the first ever WPGA Roadshow event, “The Future is Micron Solid,” with Micron Technology, Inc. The first Roadshow event will kick off in Chicago on October 7th.  Presentation topics will surround the future of…

GaN Systems Names Product Line Management Director

Ottawa, Ontario – GaN Systems Inc., a leading developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, has appointed Peter Di Maso as Director, Product Line Management.  The newly-created position is part of the company’s strategic growth and headcount increase at all levels as the company ramps up production of its market-leading Island Technology® gallium nitride devices…