Coilcraft Releases Power Inductor Selection Tool

Coilcraft has launched a new suite of Power Inductor Selection Tools that allows users to easily select the appropriate path for their particular search while also providing more application-specific performance data than previously available on any industry site. Len Crane, Coilcraft’s Director of Technical Marketing, will be previewing the tool this week at the Applied Power Electronics…

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EDA Sales Jump Most in Five Years

SAN FRANCISCO—Electronic Design Automation (EDA) sales posted in the largest annual increase in five years in the fourth quarter of 2016, based on broad strength across all product categories and regions, according to the Electronic System Design (ESD) Alliance. Fourth quarter EDA sales totaled $2.46 billion, an increase of 19 percent compared to the fourth…

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U.S. power electronics industry technology roadmap

U.S. Power Electronics Industry Faces Big Challenges

Advances in semiconductor technologies, capacitors, magnetics and packaging are needed to drive growth in the U.S. power electronics industry, according to a new report from the Power Electronics Industry Collaborative (PEIC). It will also require collaboration in the supply chain and ecosystem to advance the domestic power electronics industry. While the need for innovation in semiconductors…

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How Growing Customer E-Commerce Demand Drives New Retail Reality

Spending on new retail technology continues to grow year-over-year. PwC predicts that from 2015 to 2020 investments in digitization will increase the financial value of a typical retail company’s supply chain by 60%. Retailers, especially those selling high-tech products, are survivors. They understand agility matters.  Today’s greatest challenge isn’t embracing disruption, but being able to…

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Roadmap Says CMOS Ends Around 2024

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Traditional semiconductor scaling is expected to reach an end by about 2024, according to a white paper from engineers working on a new version of the semiconductor roadmap. The good news is a wide variety of new kinds of devices, chip stacks and systems innovations promise to continue benefits in computing…

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America II Expands Global Line Card with the Addition of Viking Tech America and Xmultiple

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (PRWeb)  America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest distributors of electronic components and semiconductors, has today announced the expansion of its global line card with the addition of Xmultiple and Viking Tech America. Viking Tech, a leader in the design and manufacturing of Thin-Film / Thick-Film integrated passive devices and…

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More Connected Cars + Increased Cyber Threats = Closer Supply Chain Relationships 

The race to bring more cars into the connected world is heightening concerns about security risks and vulnerability in the wake of increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks.   Although everyone knows collaboration is necessary, they are gaps between how the automotive supply chain is balancing go-to-market plans with adequate protection against digital threats. On a broad market…

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TTI Europe Stocks Molex Picoflex Connectors

Highly reliable power and signal Molex Picoflex® connectors are now available in Europe through TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components.  Tested to meet the requirements of high-vibration and shock environments found in a wide number of industrial, consumer and automotive products, Molex Picoflex® connectors have a space-saving, robust package which suits…

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