E-waste Eludes EU’s Enforcement Efforts

PARIS – Europeans recycled only 35% of electronic waste properly in 2012. The rest was either illegally dumped or traded, according to a two-year study put together by the United Nations University and INTERPOL. Contrast this figure against the lofty goal of the European Union’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive), which became…

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Biometrics Market to Reach $13.8B by 2015

Felton, Calif. — Biometric technology deals with the security purpose implied in a system which uses identical human characteristic such as face, hand geometry, voice, signature, iris, vein, DNA and finger print. Increasing number of terror attacks and crimes has forced to develop such system which provides high level of security. Traditional security provided by username,…

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Flexible Batteries Enable Sensing Smart Labels

Thin, flexible batteries set to become a $400 million market in 2025 mainly by enabling new products. By Raghu Das, CEO, IDTechEx www.IDTechEx.com Batteries have not been a triumph of rapid innovation -from lead acid, nickel-cadmium, to nickel-metal-hydride and lithium-ion batteries, the development of batteries has significantly lagged many other components. For example, lithium-ion batteries,…

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Mouser Stocks TI LDC1101 LDC

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the LDC1101 inductance-to-digital converter (LDC) from Texas Instruments (TI). The LDC1101 is a 1.8V to 3.3V, high-resolution data converter designed for short-range, high-speed, contactless sensing of position, rotation, or motion. The LDC1101 provides accurate measurements in both controlled and harsh environments, making it ideal for automotive, consumer, industrial, computer,…

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Procurement Software Gathers Adoption Steam

Increasingly, electronics OEMs are leveraging technology to transition older paper-based order processes to automated and digitized processes that can keep up with today's speed of business. As procurement grows into its potential as a key strategic business function, finding the right procurement solutions is only going to become more important. This spring, Gartner reported that…

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Conflict Minerals Ruling Ignites Compliance Confusion

Electronics manufacturers and component suppliers seeking guidance from authorities following a recent court ruling striking down a portion of the Conflict Minerals Rule will have to wait a while longer. While an industry organization representing suppliers and distributors believes the ruling may have eliminated the need for compliance with the legislation, some lawyers are advising…

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RFMW, XSYSTOR Sign Distribution Agreement

San Jose, Calif. –  RFMW Ltd. and XSYSTOR, Inc. have announced a distribution agreement effective September 1, 2015. XSYSTOR, Inc. provides universal sequencers, controllers and fast switches to support implementation of Gallium Nitride (GaN) transistors in the latest generation RF and Microwave power amplifiers. RFMW Ltd. is a specialized distributor providing customers and suppliers with focused…

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