Wearables Show New Wrinkles

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The good news for wearables is many new conductive yarns and people weaving with them have emerged in the last 18 months. The bad news is there are no standards for their electronic properties, especially after a few cycles in the washing machine. “I’m seeing a proliferation of conductive fibers, but…

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Labeling Improves Automotive Supply Chain

As automotive technology is transformed, and vehicle designs focus increasingly on the digital rather than the mechanical or electrical, supply chain efficiency is going to become paramount. One way to quickly introduce efficiency is by improving labeling. Too many organizations today rely on cobbled together solutions composed of disparate applications and manual processes. Sticking with…

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Mouser, UDOO Sign Global Distribution Deal

Mouser Electronics, Inc. today announced a distribution agreement with UDOO to distribute the company’s six single-board computers (SBCs) to Mouser customers around the world. These SBCs are ideal for prototyping applications requiring multimedia capabilities and high levels of parallel computing, maintaining the performance and low-power advantages of the processors. The boards provide a flexible environment that helps…

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Kemet Intros Reliability Testing for Polymer Electrolytic Capacitors

Greenville, S.C. — KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, introduced its new KO-CAP® Reliability Assessment method, the first of its kind for polymer electrolytic capacitors. The T540 and T541 Commercial-Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Series are the only polymer electrolytic capacitors available today with failure rate options defined by this innovative testing criteria. Developed as a result of over ten years of…

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Microchip Reports Organic vs. Acquisition Growth

Chandler, Ariz.  — (NASDAQ: MCHP) – Microchip Technology Incorporated, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced that it is providing the break-out of its net sales derived from organic growth versus growth derived from acquisitions.  Microchip has posted three slides that provide this break-out on the investor relations page of its…

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USPTO Rules in Favor of Crocus Technology

Santa Clara, Calif. – Crocus Technology, a leading developer of magnetic sensors and embedded memory solutions, today announces that it has prevailed in the Inter Partes Review of US Patent No. 6,980,469, Case No. IPR2014-00047. The ’469 patent concerns high-speed low-power magnetic devices utilizing induced spin-momentum transfer technologies, which are included in a patent portfolio held by…

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Server DRAM Prices Stabilize

Server DRAM prices have started to stabilize heading into the fourth quarter of 2015 thanks to rising demand from large data centers, according to the latest report from DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. This follows significant price declines in the third quarter due to weaker global demand for servers. Despite weaker demand than expected in the second…

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