RFMW Stocking Carlisle Adapters

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for Carlisle Interconnect Technologies SMA Precision Swept Right Angle Adapters. Carlisle Interconnect Technologies features a continuous right-angled design to produce optimally matched low loss adapters for 50 Ohm applications with low VSWR and Insertion loss and tested per MIL-STD-202. Different connector options are available for use in designs…

Lenovo Smart Tech Passes TUV Rheinland Certification

Hong Kong — Lenovo smart bracket product successfully passed the TUV Rheinland Smart Wearable Device Certification and was awarded the world’s first Smart Wearable Device Certification. Mr. Uwe Halstenbach, Vice President & Managing Director, TUV Rheinland Greater China Electrical, Mr.Eric Yu, Executive Director & GM, Lenovo Accessories & Service Upsell Business Unit, and Mr.Ray Zhuo Executive Director…

IoT Will Bring Growth, But Also Price Pressure

For hardware and component vendors, the Internet of Things (IoT) represents the opportunity to sell lots of parts — particularly sensors – to OEMs. But as several research firms point out, the IoT won’t do anyone much good without the ability to communicate and measure the data that’s being produced by smart machines. “IoT devices…

IPC: October PCB Orders Increased

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the October findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Orders increased sharply, driving up the book-to-bill ratio, while sales remained flat. Total North American PCB shipments increased 0.8 percent in October 2014 from October 2013, bringing year-to-date shipment growth to -1.0 percent. Compared…

Altera Dev Board Reduces Costs for Industrial Designs

San Jose, Calif. — SPS IPC Drives — Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) today announced the availability of a functional safety  development board and FPGA reference designs through NewTec, a leading European provider of safety-related electronic systems. The new board and reference designs coupled with Altera’s TUV Rheinland-qualified FPGAs, tools, and IP, enable customers to accelerate development…

NXP Semiconductors Acquires Quintic Unit

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (Nasdaq:NXPI) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Quintic to acquire assets and IP related to its Wearable and Bluetooth Low Energy (BTLE) IC business. This transaction contributes to NXP’s drive to create security and connectivity solutions for fast-growing Internet-of-Things applications in Health & Fitness Wearables, Mobile Transactions,…

Component Suppliers Gearing Up for Wearable Electronics Boom

New York, N.Y. — The “hot” topic in today’s electronics market is arguably wearable electronics. Consumer devices such as “smart” watches, electronic fitness accessories, Google Glass come to mind, but the market is still in its infancy and is likely to embrace a wide range of products of varying forms and complexity. The vast potential of…