Do OLEDs Have a Future in Solid State Lighting?

Organic light emitting diode (OLED) technology holds a lot of promise for mobile devices which are only going to proliferate in both the business and consumer markets. OLED, which is used for displays, uses very little power, can be applied to flexible substrates such as plastic, doesn’t wash out in bright sunlight and needs no…

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ZTE Ban Weighs on Electronics Supply Chain

ZTE Corp. was the primary target but a decision by the U.S. Department of Commerce restricting the sale of electronics components to the Chinese telecommunications equipment manufacturer is reverberating throughout the industry. Executives at component suppliers, distributors and OEMs said they are monitoring the situation and have implemented further supply chain vetting actions to avoid…

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How to Plan for a Risk-Adjusted Supply Chain

As millennials begin to replace baby boomers in the electronics workforce, corporate priorities are beginning to shift. Millennials place significant value on their employer’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) stance, for example. As companies try to do good, however, they are also increasing their supply chain risks. Risk mitigation has become top of mind in the…

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Micross, Hi-Rel Labs Partner on Quality Service

Micross Components (“Micross”) headquartered in Orlando, FL and Hi-Rel Laboratories, Inc. (“Hi-Rel Labs”) based in Spokane, WA are pleased to announce a partnership to provide customers with an integrated PEM Qual service solution. This collective experience of the Micross Group in electrical and reliability test services, together with Hi-Rel Labs’ market leadership position in Destructive…

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Intel Commits to No More Conflict Minerals in 2016

In his CES 2016 keynote, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich cast a spotlight on Intel's goals beyond technology, particularly the achievement of attaining conflict-free  status in 2016. In an email exchange, Gary Niekerk, acting director, Intel's Office of Corporate Responsibility, answered my questions about this particular milestone, including the challenges it faced and its commitment to serving as a…

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Mouser Stocks Melexis MLX90393 Magnetometers

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking MLX90393 Triaxis® micropower magnetometers and EVB90393 evaluation board from Melexis. The MLX90393 magnetometer is a fully programmable, extremely compact sensor IC designed for low-power applications. The EVB90393 evaluation board offers engineers a platform for constructing a wide variety of highly sophisticated human machine interfaces using the MLX90393 magnetometer. The…

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