Don’t Bet Against Conflict Minerals Regulation

You couldn’t find a more Pyrrhic victory. A U.S. Appeals Court has ruled that the Conflict Minerals disclosure requirement of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act violates the First Amendment rights of manufacturing companies. The ruling, in favor of the National Association of Manufacturers, (NAM) means enterprises cannot be compelled by the Securities and Exchange Commission…

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IC Vendors: Is It Time for a Change in Sales Strategy

Gartner thinks so. The market research firm is advocating a sales strategy change at semiconductor companies as a way to achieve faster and more stable growth. Gartner recommends that semiconductor companies focus on a large number of smaller companies instead of big deals from larger ones. One of the big reasons: startups and small electronics companies…

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Mouser Offers Blue Gecko Bluetooth Smart Module

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now offering the BGM111 Blue Gecko Bluetooth® Smart Module from Silicon Labs. This ultra-low-power, Bluetooth 4.1 (Bluetooth Smart) module is designed for applications where good RF performance, ultra-low power consumption, and easy development are main design factors. With TX power up to 8dBm, RX sensitivity down to -93dBm, and up to 200 meters range,…

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North America Rules Wearable Tech Market

San Francisco, Calif. –  Wearable technology (also known as wearable gadgets) is a category of technology devices which is worn by a consumer that enables wireless networking and mobile computing services. The main purpose of this technology is to keep user connected with Digital market and to monitor bodily makers. According to Hexa Research, Global Wearable technology…

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How to Pick the Right Potentiometer Sensor

Alpharetta, Ga. – Hoffmann + Krippner Inc. today posted a new white paper – How to Choose the Right Potentiometer for Reliable Position Sensing. It can be downloaded at http://www.hoffmann-krippner.com/whitepapers.html Created to help design engineers understand how membrane potentiometer sensors work and how to pick the right type of membrane potentiometer for their project, this new…

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Power Transformer Market to Reach $28.2B by 2020

San Francisco, Calif. –The global power transformer market size is expected to reach USD 28.22 billion by 2020, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Emerging technological advancements along with rising electricity consumption are projected to elevate industry growth over the next five years. Huge investment in power plant infrastructure coupled with increasing demand for smart meters…

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Future Electronics Offers New Panasonic Memory Cards

Designed to exceed the needs of industrial and commercial applications, Panasonic SD card solutions deliver true reliability. Panasonic SD cards utilize the latest in SLC / MLC NAND Flash and incorporate a high-performance, Panasonic designed controller for flexible firmware customization and industrial temperature durability. The SD/SDHC memory cards implement built-in industrial NAND flash memory. The…

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Mouser Stocks Maxim MAX77818 Battery Charger

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the MAX77818 Switching Mode Charger from Maxim Integrated. One of the industry’s smallest and fastest battery charging programmable switching mode chargers, this power management integrated circuit (PCIM) utilizes several charging states to safely and quickly charge a wide range of one-cell lithium ion (Li+) or lithium polymer (Li-poly) battery sizes and system loads.…

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OLED Display Market to Reach $16B by 2020

London — OLED displays are thinner, lighter, and offer better color performances compared to backlit liquid crystal displays (LCD). OLED displays are already mass produced for mobile phones and OLEDs will continue gaining market share against LCD technology. The next evolution is plastic and flexible displays. IDTechEx expects the first flagship phone with a flexible…

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IPC Releases Base Materials Spec for PCBs

Bannockburn, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® has released IPC-4101D-WAM1, an amendment to the already valuable IPC-4101D, Specification for Base Materials for Rigid and Multilayer Printed Boards. This newly revised standard delivers trending information for base materials used for rigid and multilayer printed boards. In particular, this standard provides key updates for board designers, specifiers of board…

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