Renesas Tops Automotive IC Supplier Ranking

El Segundo, Calif. —Renesas maintained its number one ranking in the automotive semiconductor market in 2013, with a half-billion-dollar gap over the second-place competitor, Infineon, according to IHS Technology. Rounding out the top five are STMicroelecronics, Freescale and NXP. The overall automotive semiconductor market expanded five percent in 2013, reaching $26.7 billion in 2013, up from $25.4…

U.S. to Dodge Solar Shortage

Munich —A long-running battle in the global photovoltaic (PV) market between the United States and China over antidumping and subsidy charges could expand into higher solar costs, with wide-ranging ramifications for the U.S. if punitive tariffs are levied on Taiwanese cells. However, enough tariff-free capacity should still be available in 2014 to ensure there are…

RS Supplies LUXEON Ultraviolet LEDs

Singapore — RS Components (http://singapore.rs-online.com/web) (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (http://www.electrocomponents.com) (LSE:ECM), the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has announced availability of high-power LUXEON ultraviolet (UV) LEDs from Philips Lumileds. Featuring the industry’s smallest footprint of just 2.2 sq. mm, the high-power emitters are one-fifth the size of…

Avnet Embedded Software Store Expands

Phoenix, Ariz. — Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced the Embedded Software Store, an online information and e-Commerce-based website dedicated to the embedded design community, has opened up its site in support of other CPU architectures beyond the ARM architecture. Click to Tweet: Embedded Software Store Supports Multiple CPU Architectures including MSP430, AVR,…

TCFs and Sensors Are Hot Segments in Printed Electronics

Boston, Mass. – Transparent conductive films (TCFs) – used in touchscreens – and sensors are currently the hottest sectors in printed, flexible and organic electronics, based on an analysis of start-up companies’ performance, according to Lux Research. Its analysts looked at six years of data from the Lux Research Member Site, where companies are evaluated annually on…

Tyco Joins the Industrial Internet Consortium

Neuhausen, Switzerland — Tyco (NYSE: TYC) today announced that it has joined the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), the nonprofit organization launched last month to catalyze and coordinate the priorities and enabling technologies of the Industrial Internet. “We are excited to be an early member of this visionary group,” said George Oliver, Tyco’s Chief Executive Officer. “As the…