Phononic Names New COO

Durham, N.C. — Mark McClear, a veteran semiconductor and electronic materials executive, accustomed to innovation and fast-paced growth, has been appointed chief operating officer at Phononic. McClear comes to Phononic from Cree, Inc., where he was vice president of Worldwide Sales, and was part of the management team that built the LED unit into a multi-hundred…

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Wearable: ‘Hardware Ponzi Scheme’

Consumer wearable devices are hitting the wall. The market demand for body-worn gadgets has been declining all year, according to the latest report from by Argus Insights, a market research firm based in Los Gatos, Calif. Are we surprised about this? Not really. Argus Insights CEO and founder John Feland told EE Times, “Sixty percent…

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Messer Opens Specialty Gas Plant in Jiangsu, China

Shanghai  — Messer, the world’s largest owner-managed industrial gases specialist, announced it has recently started up an electronic specialty gases plant in Suzhou of Jiangsu Province. The new plant, which represents a significant investment of approximately $36 million, will become Messer’s production and logistics center in China to serve the electronics industries including flat panel display, semiconductor, LED and…

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Temperature Sensors Market to Reach $6.13B

San Francisco, Calif. –  The Global  Temperature Sensors Market is expected to reach USD 6.13 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Increasing global demand for smarter consumer electronics and automobiles is expected to favor market growth over the forecast period. Temperature sensors are increasingly used in smartphones and other consumer…

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RS Components Enhances Website

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has made a number of key improvements to its website to further enhance the customer’s online journey. All of the changes made, which include predictive search, improved filtering, expanded technical content and better basket management, are based on customer insight and feedback…

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RayVio Expands UV LED Mfg Capacity, Sales Force

Hayward, Calif. — RayVio Corporation, the world leader in the development and commercialization of deep ultraviolet (UV) LEDs and integrated solutions, announced today that they are expanding their international sales force, and manufacturing capacity to support increased customer demands.  The facility expansion at the original site is scheduled to be complete by year-end. RayVio’s current Silicon Valley…

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Leveraging Existing Designs for New Products

True originality is not often a priority when creating a new product. Design engineers would rather borrow from existing designs. Think of the similarity in design elements and functionality in Apple products introduced over the past 15 years. The reasoning is simiple: resuing design speeds time-to-market, reduces validation efforts, and sustains the overall look and…

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