Flexible Batteries Enable Sensing Smart Labels

Thin, flexible batteries set to become a $400 million market in 2025 mainly by enabling new products. By Raghu Das, CEO, IDTechEx www.IDTechEx.com Batteries have not been a triumph of rapid innovation -from lead acid, nickel-cadmium, to nickel-metal-hydride and lithium-ion batteries, the development of batteries has significantly lagged many other components. For example, lithium-ion batteries,…

Mouser Stocks TI LDC1101 LDC

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the LDC1101 inductance-to-digital converter (LDC) from Texas Instruments (TI). The LDC1101 is a 1.8V to 3.3V, high-resolution data converter designed for short-range, high-speed, contactless sensing of position, rotation, or motion. The LDC1101 provides accurate measurements in both controlled and harsh environments, making it ideal for automotive, consumer, industrial, computer,…

RFMW, XSYSTOR Sign Distribution Agreement

San Jose, Calif. –  RFMW Ltd. and XSYSTOR, Inc. have announced a distribution agreement effective September 1, 2015. XSYSTOR, Inc. provides universal sequencers, controllers and fast switches to support implementation of Gallium Nitride (GaN) transistors in the latest generation RF and Microwave power amplifiers. RFMW Ltd. is a specialized distributor providing customers and suppliers with focused…

Digi, Arrow Electronics Expand Distribution Deal

Minnetonka, Minn. — Digi International® (NASDAQ: DGII, www.digi.com), the M2M solutions expert, and Arrow Electronics, Inc. today announced an expanded global distribution agreement. Under the expanded agreement, Digi’s complete product and services portfolio has been made available through Arrow’s global network. As a result, design engineers around the world now have access to the full-range of…

Wearables, Bioelectronics Seek Better Energy Storage

Boston, Mass. – Energy storage players are eyeing emerging opportunities in bioelectronics as wearable, implantable and other medical devices create energy demands and design requirements beyond conventional batteries, according to Lux Research. Existing battery solutions barely satisfy the demands for increased functionality and power in existing medical devices and may have slowed the shift toward personalized…

North American PCB Business Growth Continues

Bannockburn, Ill., USA, August 31, 2015 — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the July findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Year-over-year sales and order growth continued in July and the book-to-bill ratio strengthened to 1.09. Total North American PCB shipments increased 2.7 percent in July 2015 from July 2014.…

Neoconix, Samtec Renew Technology License Agreement

San Jose, Calif. — Neoconix, Inc. is pleased to announce that Samtec, Inc. has renewed their Neoconix PCBeam™ technology license agreement to continue their dual source arrangement on the Samtec Z-Ray® product line. This dual source arrangement allows Samtec to support new customers with an additional variety of fine pitch, high density array products including board-to-board and high speed…

Electronics Rep Assoc. Names New CEO

The Electronics Representatives Association has announced that Walter E. Tobin has been named as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President. Tobin is an electronics industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience in sales, marketing and executive/corporate management positions. For the last nine years, he was the corporate vice president…