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…

Vishay Updates Status of Tianjin Diodes Facility

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH), one of the world’s largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors and passive components, wishes to extend its heartfelt condolences to the Chinese people regarding the explosion, which occurred on August 12, 2015 in the port of Tianjin. Vishay owns and operates a manufacturing facility in Tianjin, which provides back-end packaging for some…

Temperature Sensors Market to Reach $6.13B

San Francisco, Calif. –  The Global  Temperature Sensors Market is expected to reach USD 6.13 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Increasing global demand for smarter consumer electronics and automobiles is expected to favor market growth over the forecast period. Temperature sensors are increasingly used in smartphones and other consumer…

KEMET Leads Humanitarian Effort in DRC Mining Community

Greenville, S.C. — KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, announced that its Partnership for Social and Economic Sustainability (the “KEMET Partnership”) is making a substantial humanitarian impact in Kisengo, a conflict-free tantalum mining region in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). KEMET has made contributions to the KEMET Partnership for projects such as a…

Mobile Wireless Charging Adoption to Soar

A new study from Juniper Research has found that wireless charging adoption for mobile devices will increase rapidly in the coming years, with nearly 40% of households in the US and over 20% in Europe using wireless charging by 2020. The new research, Wireless Charging: Opportunities, Applications & Standards 2015-2020 demonstrates how the technology can provide a springboard…