Infographic: The STEM Challenge

We asked a lot of questions on our drive around the US about how we're enabling the next generation of innovation, the new engineering classes. We found many STEM challenges but a lot of inspiration, from Don Morgan — a one-man Army of inspiration in the Georgia public school system — to engineer Christina Richards…

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The Basic-Research Challenge

Ann R. Karagozian, the summa cum laude engineering graduate class of 78, has been teaching engineering here on the Westwood campus since she received her PhD in mechanical engineering from Cal Tech. Given that, she's a perfect person to ask two not unrelated questions: What's the state of basic research in this country and its…

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Connected Devices to Surpass 6 Billion Units

El Segundo, Calif. — The global market for connected, or Internet-enabled devices is expected to surpass 6 billion units in 2014, as new products including cell phones, tablets and computers enter the market, according to a new report from IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS). The global projection calls for 6.18 billion units to be produced in…

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Rochester Electronics Expands Support of MIL-STD-883 & MIL-PRF-38535 Integrated Circuits

NEWBURYPORT, Mass. — Rochester Electronics has expanded its continuing manufacturing and support services of obsolete and active MIL-STD-883 and MIL-PRF-38535 integrated circuits for military and aerospace applications. Through its Extension-of-Life ® products and solutions, Rochester continues to manufacture National Semiconductor’s 54AC00/QCA (5962-8754901CA), Intel’s 87C51 (pictured) and Texas Instruments’ UA733M/BIA (8418501IA) to MIL-STD-883 and MIL-PRF-38535 specifications.…

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Integrated Conflict Minerals/RoHS Tool Debuts

One of the electronics industry’s problems with the so-called U.S. “Conflict Minerals Act” has been the lack of a comprehensive standard for disclosing the origin of certain minerals. An organization of electronics manufacturers, consultancies and compliance agencies have developed a comprehensive conflict minerals web database system, BOMcheck,  in preparation for the reporting period beginning in…

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Onlinecomponents.com Redesigns Website

Onlinecomponents.com  http://www.onlinecomponents.com,  an authorized e-commerce distributor of electronic components, announces the launch of its redesigned website, which now includes valuable decision making resources, quick sort features, and a streamlined user experience from search to checkout.  The Onlinecomponents.com site offers domestic and international flat rate shipping options, additional payment methods, and an enhanced checkout process helping…

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Amphenol Expands RADSOK Connector Line

Sidney, N.Y. — Amphenol Industrial Products Group has expanded its line of RADSOK high-current connectors with a compact power-to-board connector. The PowerBlok WTB (wire-to-board) latching connector provides a high current single-point of connection to a printed circuit board (PCB) of up to 70 A. The PowerBlok WTB can be used to deliver high-current internal connections…

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