Four Mega Trends Drive Battery Innovations

Advances in wearable devices and the Internet of Things (IoT) are being mirrored by innovations in battery technologies that include flexible, thin, stretchy, curved, foldable, and pin-sized form factors, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan. The four “Mega Trends” powering battery growth are “connectivity and convergence, smart is the new green, future…

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TTI Receives Raytheon Award

TTI, Inc. the leading global distributor of passive, interconnect, electromechanical and discrete components, has received recognition from Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems as a 3-Star Supplier Excellence Award winner for 2014. The award ceremony was held at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business instituted the annual Supplier Excellence Awards program to recognize…

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Supplier Collaboration Needed for Smart Lighting

Energy costs can be reduced by at least 90 percent by implementing smart lighting systems, according to recent research from Gartner. This tremendous cost savings, which is expected to drive greater adoption, opens up big opportunities for component manufacturers – including makers of LEDs, sensors & controls, and interconnects. These component vendors can extend their…

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Managing Innovation and Innovating Management in Electronics

Managing innovation is not necessarily about product or component innovation – it is importantly also about knowing how to extend strategic models into new markets, whether geographic and/or business. Just as the semiconductor and electronics supply chain continues to diversify and penetrate more deeply into once niche markets (e.g., automotive, health and fitness, industrial automation,…

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IoT Net Gets New Leader

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The LoRa Alliance will name Geoff Mulligan as its chairman effective August 1. The veteran communications engineer and evangelist said he wants to expand use of the group’s 900 MHz networking technology and promote interoperability broadly in the Internet of Things. LoRa is one of a handful of emerging options for…

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SEMI Applauds Trade Progress

SEMI has praised a plan to expand the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) and begin negotiations to finalize the deal.  Following a multiyear effort on behalf of global information and communication technology industries, a meaningful agreement now appears within reach, the organization said. SEMI (www.semi.org) worked with a host of industry and government officials in an…

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Richardson Electronics & Ohmite Sign Global Distribution Agreement

LaFox, IL– Richardson Electronics, Ltd. (NASDAQ: RELL) announced a new global distribution agreement with Ohmite Manufacturing Company, a Chicago-based provider of resistive products for high-current, high-voltage and high-energy applications. The agreement supports Ohmite's efforts to expand sales and technical support of its high-performance resistor technology. Ohmite has been the leading provider of resistive products for…

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America II Adds Eight New Franchise Lines

St. Peterburg, FL (PRWeb) –America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world's largest distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, announced it has signed franchise distribution agreements with eight manufacturers. The company added Kontech USA, EMS Technologies, Power-Sonic Corporation, Global Circuit Innovations, Iskra, Toplite, Pastomold and Quectel Wireless Solutions Co. Ltd. to its global line card.…

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