ST Debuts Wireless Battery Charger Controller

Geneva – Touted as the industry’s first customizable wireless battery charger (WBC) controller, STMicroelectronics has introduced the STWBC digital controller for WBC transmitters, which controls power transfer from a WBC transmitter (TX) to a receiver (RX) in WBC-enabled phones, wearables, and other battery-powered devices that use electromagnetic induction for re-charge. The devices offer full compatibility…

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Siemens, thinkstep Launch New Material Management Software

Stuttgart, Germany – Siemens and thinkstep (formerly PE International) today announced a new integrated material management software solution to manage the material lifecycle and streamline material driven product design. The new solution, developed by thinkstep and Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) software business, will help manufacturers worldwide improve product performance and reliability by connecting design,…

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Looking Back at 2014: Interconnect and Systems Suppliers

As IP&E suppliers continue to position their businesses for stronger growth, they are acquiring other companies or shedding unprofitable operations. In this article, we will review some of the significant news in the areas of interconnects and system components. Connector supplier Molex Inc. (Lisle, IL) made two mid-year acquisitions to flesh out its ever-expanding product…

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