C&K Keyboard Switches Rated for 50M Cycles

Newton, Mass. — C&K Components introduced a new series of high reliability, ergonomic keyboard switches for applications that require long operating lifetimes, including gaming, industrial, professional, and workstation keyboards. The KBD Series switches, rated for an extended operating life of 50,000,000 cycles, are available with two haptic responses and operating forces. The switches are top-actuated,…

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Mouser Stocks ST Evaluation Board

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the STEVAL-ISA162V1 Evaluation Board from STMicroelectronics. This new evaluation board implements an isolated flyback (12V/0.84A) 10W wide-range mains developed for general-purpose applications. The core of the application is the VIPer25HD, an off-line, high-voltage converter from the ST’s VIPerPlus family. The ST STEVAL-ISA162V1 Evaluation Board, available from Mouser Electronics, includes…

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Intel and President Renee James Should Part Ways Now

Intel Corp. has a reputation for doing things “neatly” – as in orderly and methodical. It also makes “neat” things – as in “cool” products that drive great technological advancements. Nothing is “neat” about the recently announced departure of its president Renee James and the move is not being handled “neatly” by the management, either.…

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Where is the Demand for Automotive Wearables?

Market research firm Strategy Analytics recently asked (and answered) the question – is the market for automotive wearables a solution looking for problem? According to a recent consumer survey conducted by the market research firm’s In-vehicle UX group there is low interest in wearables for automotive applications in the U.S. and Western Europe. The survey…

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Peerless Signs AST

Peerless Electronics is now an authorized distributor for TE Connectivity’s newly acquired sensor company, American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST). With pressure ranges from 5 inches of water column up to 60,000 PSI, AST uses the latest sensing technologies to measure pressure, differential pressure and hydrostatic liquid level.  AST manufactures standard, in-stock products as well as…

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Molycorp Receives Court Approval for Interim Financing

Greenwood Village, Colo. – Molycorp, Inc. (OTC: MCPIQ), (“Molycorp” or the “Company”) the only global, vertically-integrated producer of rare earth products used in many electronic, transportation, industrial and clean energy applications, reported today that it had received approval from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court on $22 million in interim debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing provided by an affiliate…

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