ISM: Brexit Impact “Negligible” on U.S. Manufacturing

Although presidential politics are coloring the perception of domestic manufacturing, U.S. factory production in June increased at the fastest pace in more than a year. The Institute for Supply Management’s leading index, the PMI, increased by 1.9 percent from May to reach 51.3 percent. Any number over 50 indicates the sector is growing. Although the…

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Mouser Intros Ecliptek 32.768kHz Crystals for IoT

Mouser Electronics is now shipping from stock Ecliptek’s ultra-miniature E3WS series of SMD tuning fork crystals. This new 32.768kHz crystal series includes a -40°C to +85°C extended operating temperature range and is now available for remote and portable real time clocking applications where space is extremely limited. Ideal for contactless technology and PoE lighting, this versatile watch crystal…

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Solid Growth Ahead for US Sensors Market

According to TechSci Research report, “United States Sensors Market By Type, By Application, Competition Forecast and Opportunities, 2011 – 2021’’, the sensors market in the United States is projected to grow at a CAGR of more than 7% during 2016-2021, due to increasing number of users of smart devices, growing adoption of Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) based micro-machine…

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USB Type-C Connectors Get Ruggedized

For engineers and purchasers who want to take advantage of the USB Type-C connector’s small footprint for harsh environment applications, Amphenol released a rugged version with a robust construction and an IP67 rating that also delivers electromagnetic interference (EMI) protection. Like the standard USB Type-C connector the rugged version offers power levels up to 100…

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MSIG to Host IoT Workshop with SEMI

Pittsburgh, Pa. – MEMS & Sensors Industry Group® (MSIG) invites attendees to a special half-day workshop on the convergence of MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) devices, sensors, flexible substrates and semiconductors in the Internet of Things (IoT) at SEMICON West on July 13, 2016. Speakers will explore the theme “From Collision to Convergence: Co-Creating Solutions in the Semiconductor and MEMS/Sensors Industry” as…

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