IHS: Foxconn-Sharp Deal Creates TFT-LCD Production Powerhouse

David Hsieh, Senior Director, IHS Technology Key Points: The boards of Foxconn and Sharp yesterday approved a takeover plan valued at USD3.5 billion. Through its subsidiaries, Innolux and Century, Foxconn is a leading supplier of thin film transistor liquid crystal displays (TFT LCDs). It is already the largest component supplier, systems integrator and subcontract manufacturer for many of the world’s leading…

Role of Power ICs and Passives in Power Conversion

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is teaming up with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara to announce its next Innovation Spotlight interview as part of the Portable Power Series in the Empowering Innovation Together™ program. In this new interview, Grant speaks with Jon Nelson, President and CEO, TDK Americas, to learn more about energy management and storage. Nelson explains how TDK Americas and EPCOS, a TDK…

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes MEMSIC for Innovation

Mountain View, California. — Based on recent analysis of key companies involved in the AMR sensors market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes MEMSIC, Inc as the recipient of the 2016 North American Technology Innovation award. By investing in innovative and effective processes, design, and manufacturing capabilities, MEMSIC has positioned AMR sensor technology to take market share away from Hall sensors, which have performance challenges…

Richardson Electronics Adds Ioxus iMOD X-Series Modules

LaFox, Ill. – Richardson Electronics, Ltd. (NASDAQ: RELL) announced today the availability of the complete family of iMOD X-Series™ modules for ultracapacitor applications from Ioxus. The iMOD X-Series modules have a wide voltage range, can deliver and absorb a high current, operate from -40⁰C to +85⁰C and have a long life cycle. They are designed to hold multiple,…

New Materials Transform Capacitor into High Energy Storage Device

Menlo Park, Calif. – Capacitor Sciences has developed patent-pending materials to create nano-structured crystalline thin films. When used as the dielectric material in a capacitor, these materials create high performance capacitive energy storage cells that are capable of producing 10X the energy density and 100X the power density of lithium ion batteries, at a significantly…

Sensirion, Digi-Key Sign Global Distribution Agreement

Thief River Falls, Minn. – Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Electronics, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, and Sensirion, the world’s leading manufacturer of smart sensors and sensor solutions today announced a global sales agreement. Digi-Key is now franchised to sell the wide range of sensors developed with Sensirion’s patented CMOSens®…

Ametherm Inks Distribution Deal with IC Resource

Carson City, Nev. – Ametherm today announced a distribution agreement with IC Resource, a leading distributor of electronic components to Southeast Asia and China. Under the terms of the agreement, IC Resource is now carrying and providing technical support for Ametherm’s entire lineup of inrush current limiters and NTC thermistors in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, West…

TTI Stocks Panasonic Hybrid Polymer Capacitors

TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components, now stocks Panasonic’s range of hybrid polymer capacitors in Europe. Known for their stable electrical characteristics at high frequencies, the robust devices are ideally suited for applications such as computer servers, backup devices and networking gear as well as industrial motors, automotive engine control units,…