Avoiding ‘Digital Stress’

Maybe it’s CES overload, or maybe VTech just wants to sell more phones. According to a recent survey conducted by VTech and market research firm Toluna, Americans are feeling overwhelmed by the constant accessibility and influx of digital information in the 21st century. In fact, when asked to rank the most stressful technology-related issues, consumers…

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Kopin Acquires Microdisplay Maker

TAUNTON, Mass. — Building on its leadership in full-color microdisplay technology for high-performance applications, Kopin Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN) today announced that it has acquired all of the outstanding common stock of Scotland-based Forth Dimension Displays Ltd. (FDD), an industry leading provider of all-digital, ultrahigh-resolution, near-to-eye ferroelectric reflective microdisplays. The purchase price was approximately $11 million…

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Bourns Releases 5 Videos

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced the release of five new helpful application videos that provide detailed instructions for installing the company’s leading line of guitar potentiometers in electric and bass guitars. The pro-audio application videos serve as a companion resource to Bourns’ previously released application…

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Avnet Teams With H&D on WiFi

PHOENIX — Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has inked a distribution agreement with H&D Wireless AB, a supplier of Wi-Fi solutions that enable wireless sensor and multimedia data access to the Internet. H&D Wireless’ comprehensive product catalog includes cost effective and environmentally friendly Wi-Fi solutions for the energy…

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Cypress Releases 20 Videos

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq:CY), today announced the release of over 20 new videos that demonstrate the unique functionality of the PSoC Creator™ IDE. The tutorials, which are about one minute in length, cover a range of topics selected to help designers quickly become familiar and productive with the tool. Videos such…

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e2v Gets AS9100 certification

CHELMSFORD, U.K. — e2v demonstrates its continued commitment as a strategic mil/aero semiconductor manufacturer and extends its quality standards to satisfy worldwide mil/aero customers. e2v aerospace and defense today announced that its hi-rel semiconductor operation in Santa Clara (formerly QP Semiconductor) has fully satisfied the requirements for, and has achieved, AS9100 Rev. B and ISO…

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IEEE Chooses President

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Gordon W. Day, of Boulder, Colorado, has been elected president of IEEE for 2012. IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional association, supports the technical and professional interests of over 400,000 members in 160 countries. It publishes a third of the world’s literature in the electrical engineering and computer science fields, sponsors over…

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Molex Purchases Luxtera AOC Biz

LISLE, Ill., and CARLSBAD, Calif. — Molex Incorporated (NASDAQ:MOLX and MOLXA), a global leader in the high speed interconnect marketplace, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Luxtera’s Active Optical Cable (AOC) business. Luxtera, the worldwide leader in Silicon CMOS Photonics, will transfer all aspects of its existing and future AOC business to…

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Waiting on Apple’s Next Big Move

The 2011 Consumer Electronics Show has ended, and now the waiting begins for the next market-changing product from {complink 379|Apple Inc.}. It’s sickening. Really. Until Apple unveiled its spectacular iPod device in the middle of the last decade, electronics manufacturers were hawking mainly pedestrian devices and sticking humdrum digital music players in the hands of…

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