Memory Prices Tighten but is it Sustainable?

Memory semiconductor vendors have engineered the seemingly impossible. Prices are rising, inventories are tighter, there’s even talk of shortages in certain product areas due to a fire that halted production at a major facility and overall, the fundamentals of the memory market are seen as much better today than they have been in years. How…

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Semi Manufacturing Spend Informs Supply Chain

As a barometer for the global supply chain, the semiconductor industry remains a solid measurement. Recent figures in this area may have given the electronics industry pause. However, a long view yields better news. Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment spending is projected to total $34.6 billion in 2013, an 8.5 percent decline from 2012 spending of…

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Peregrine Switches at Richardson RFPD

Richardson RFPD, Inc. today announces immediate availability and full design support capabilities for a new absorptive, 50Ω RF single-pole, double-throw (SPDT) switch from Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation (Peregrine).  The PE42423 operates from 100 MHz to 6 GHz and features exceptionally high linearity that remains invariant across the full supply range, as well as high power handling…

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Heilind Stocking TE Connectivity CPCs

 Heilind Electronics, the largest distributor of interconnect products in North America, is now stocking TE Connectivity’s (TE) UV-Resistant Sealed Circular Plastic Connectors (CPC). TE’s sealed CPC is ideal for UV resistance in outdoor applications because it is now manufactured with UL F1-rated resin. This UL F1 rating meets industry standards for long-term UV exposure, allowing…

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The Age of Wearing Technology & Its Long Tail

Fitbit, light-controlled clothing, Google Glass, bendable screens, armbands that detect moods, smart watches, and 3D-printed rings that operate as subway passes — everywhere you look, all signs seem to point to the mass-market potential of wearable technology. While the wearable technology evolution has been on the electronics wish list radar screen for years, the chatter…

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New Cars Require Multiple Antennas

The new features of automotive interiors come at a cost of multiple sets of wireless information and content being delivered transparently to the driver. In the past, this was at most two antennas — AM and FM for the entertainment system. Modern vehicles need a few more antennas, and the count is growing. A typical…

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