North American PCB Market Rebounds

Bannockburn, Ill.— IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the March 2016 findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales growth accelerated in March and order growth rebounded. Bookings outpaced shipments, but the book-to-bill ratio held steady at 1.02. Total North American PCB shipments in March 2016 came in at 10.3…

element14 Launches Pi IoT Design Challenge

Chicago, Ill. – element14, the world’s largest electronic design community, launches today its 2016 Pi IoT Smarter Spaces Design Challenge featuring the new Bluetooth and wireless enabled Raspberry Pi 3 microcomputer. The Pi IoT Smarter Spaces competition is challenging members to invent IoT-powered solutions that allow users to control the multiple Internet-enabled devices in any environment – be it their…

Heilind Adds Molex USB Type-C Connectors

Wilmington, Mass. – Heilind Electronics, a leading global distributor of electronic components, has added USB Type-C shielded I/O connectors and cable assemblies to its extensive selection of Molex products. The more compact design of the Type-C connector offers greater PCB savings, while allowing high-frequency mating in data, consumer, automotive, and industrial I/O applications. Molex USB Type-C connectors…

How to Select the Right Acceleration Sensor for High Vibration

Andover, Mass. – MEMSIC Inc., (http://www.memsic.com) a leading sensing solutions provider, today announced the availability of a new whitepaper for heavy equipment design engineers and developers who need to pick the right kind of acceleration sensors. This new MEMSIC whitepaper discusses various uses for accelerometers used in construction, testing and transportation equipment. This whitepaper provides…

Digi-Key Supplies Excelitas Photonic Solutions

Thief River Falls, Minn. — Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Electronics, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced they are distributing select products from Excelitas Technologies® Corp .broad portfolio of illumination, optoelectronic, and sensor/detection products worldwide through Digi-Key’s global websites. Excelitas is a global technology leader focused on delivering innovative high-performance, market-driving photonic solutions…

Mouser, Alorium Sign Global Distribution Agreement

Mouser Electronics, Inc. today announced a global distribution agreement with Alorium Technology, producers of the XLR8 development board. XLR8 integrates an ATmega328-compatible microcontroller core and custom accelerator blocks on a field-programmable gate array (FPGA), allowing developers to capitalize on the ease-of-use of the Arduino ecosystem with the hardware acceleration of an FPGA. Alorium Technology’s XLR8 development board, now available to…