PCB Market Growth Driven by Automotive

RnRMarketResearch.com adds “Global PCB Industry Report, 2015-2020” latest market research of 191 pages, published in Aug 2016, to the Printed Electronics intelligence collection of its store. Global PCB market was valued at USD57 billion in 2015, a 4.4% decline from 2014, largely due to: 1) depreciation of Japanese yen, euro, and NTD against the dollar; 2) stagnation in…

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High-Speed Connectors: Around the Clock Design

New product introductions are the life blood of any component manufacturer and high-speed connector design is no exception.  While there may be talk in the industry that 25 Gbit/s design is done and challenges have been solved, it’s far from over, according to connector makers. Connector manufacturers continue to focus on performance in areas such…

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Mouser Has IDT WP3W-RK

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the WP3W-RK wireless power reference kit from Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT®). The new IDT Qi-based transmitter and receiver reference kit helps make integrating wireless charging into compact electronics easy and affordable, targeting designs requiring 3 W or less, such as smartwatches, headphones, health and fitness trackers and portable…

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TTI Has New Omron FPCs

A new series of Flexible Printed Circuit Connectors designed for miniaturized products is now available in Europe at TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components. The Omron XF-Series FPCs feature a patented backlock mechanism which cuts approximately two seconds from the installation time of each connector when compared to competitive products, resulting…

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Why Barcode Labeling Matters in Electronics, Part 1

The ubiquitous labels that accompany electronics shipments are more complicated than most people imagine. Barcodes on these labels are packed with standard information such as the manufacturer of the product and part number. However, many parties along the supply chain – raw materials suppliers, component manufacturers, distributors, sub assemblers and end-customers—want unique information in barcodes…

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Richardson RFPD Intros NXP 1500-W RF Power Transistor

Geneva, Ill. – Richardson RFPD, Inc. announced today the availability and full design support capabilities for a new LDMOS transistor from NXP Semiconductors. The MRF1K50H builds on the success of NXP’s 1250 W MRFE6VP61K25H, delivering 1500 W CW at 50 V, along with superior ruggedness and thermal performance. The MRF1K50H can reduce the number of transistors in high-power RF…

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Electronics Makers’ New Mantra: Change, Change, Change

Electronics manufacturers are resigned to the stark reality that 2016 and the next several years will be marked more by restructuring, operational adjustments and management upheavals than strong growth. Across the industry, electronics firms are retooling everything for a vaguely defined “digital future” that everyone says requires a new growth strategy, a different set of…

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