Newly Elected Congressman Discusses U.S. Policy Priorities with Bay Area Manufacturers

BANNOCKBURN, IL  — Executives and staff at a San Francisco Bay Area manufacturing facility held a town hall discussion with Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA-17) on the federal policy issues facing the manufacturing industry under the Trump Administration. Rep. Khanna took a tour of IPC-member company TTM Technologies, Inc. (“TTM”), getting a first-hand look at the…

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Mouser Stocks Cree XLamp MHB-B LEDs

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the Cree XLamp MHB-B LEDs. These new high-power LEDs enable designers to more effectively deliver lower system costs for high-lumen, high-efficiency applications designed to meet the new DesignLights Consortium (DLC) 4.0 Premium…

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3D and 2.5D IC Packaging Market Worth $170.5B by 2022

According to the new research report “3D IC and 2.5D IC Packaging Market by Application (Logic, Imaging & Optoelectronics, Memory, MEMS/Sensors, LED, Power), Packaging Technology (3D Wafer-Level Chip-Scale Packaging, 3D TSV, 2.5D), End-User Industry, and Region – Global Forecast to 2022”, published by MarketsandMarkets, the market is expected to be worth USD 170.46 Billion by 2022, at a…

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Active Optical Cable Market to Reach $710M by 2021

As a practical low-cost alternative for pluggable modules, the market for AOCs has now moved beyond HPC clusters and Ethernet applications now dominate unit shipments whether connecting servers to switches or between switches. Mega datacenter builders have discovered the economics of deploying AOCs within equipment rows. LightCounting thinks the future for AOCs is bright with…

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TDK to Acquire InvenSense for $1.3B

Key Transaction Highlights: Acquisition promotes further growth in sensor and actuator products, an important part of TDK’s strategic growth plan, and will strengthen TDK’s position as a stronger global player for sensor solutions. Transaction brings together more complete portfolio of sensor and software solutions spanning inertial, pressure, microphone and ultrasonic wave sensor products and technologies…

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Dizzying Heights of Trump Tower

My stomach has been hurting on and off all week. I feel like I’m getting dragged into something that doesn’t feel good. I don’t mind writing about politics, but recently I feel like I am getting asked to write about weird situations that defy clear description. Specifically, I need to say something about the President-elect…

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Mouser Ships Nordic Bluetooth 5 nRF52840 Dev Kit

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the nRF52840 Preview Development Kit (nRF52840-PDK) from Nordic Semiconductor. The nRF52840-PDK is a versatile single board development kit for evaluating the nRF52840 system-on-chip (SoC), a proprietary wireless connectivity solution that supports several protocols, including the…

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