Cree Simplifies Lighting Controls

In a move to help accelerate LED adoption, while helping customers reduce energy consumption and maintenance costs, Cree Inc. has developed a wireless lighting control system that addresses the industry’s need for ease of design, installation, and setup of lighting control systems. Claimed as the first self-programming wireless lighting control system, Cree’s SmartCast Technology is…

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IPC: EPA Revision Discourages Recycling

In a very odd turn of events, one expert says that the government agency charged with protecting the environment is discouraging recycling efforts. Speaking on behalf of more than 2,000 U.S. electronics manufacturers who are members of IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries, Dr. Brent Grazman said IPC members are strong advocates of scientifically based…

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CES 2014: Chip Makers Collaborate — And Diversify

Bringing my thoughts together from International CES 2014, I was struck by the extent of diversification – chips, devices, platforms, and especially end-markets. There was, as always, a dizzying amount of information, gadgets, solutions, and futuristic dreams. But two themes really stand out as likely capturing the next phase of the semiconductor and electronics industry:…

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Vishay to Showcase Power, Passive Devices at APEC 2014

At APEC 2014, Vishay Intertechnology will be highlighting its latest industry-leading power MOSFET, passive component, diode, and power IC technologies for a wide range of applications. New Products on Display at APEC 2014 Composite-Coupled Inductors Built on IHLP® Technology for SEPIC DC/DC Converters and Common Mode Applications Vishay is introducing the first devices in a…

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