IDC Lowers PC Forecast

Worldwide PC shipments are expected to fall by -4.9% in 2015, a drop from the previous forecast of -3.3%, while growth projections for 2016 and 2017 were raised slightly, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. Fourth quarter 2014 (4Q14) results were 1.7% ahead of forecast, but economic and product changes…

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Future Has NCL3008x Family

Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, recently announced the NCL3008x power factor corrected primary side control LED drivers from ON Semiconductor. The new NCL3008x family of PWM controllers combines precise primary side quasi-resonant current control with active power factor correction targeting isolated flyback and non-isolated buck-boost/SEPIC constant current LED drivers. The devices…

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RFMW Carries TGA3504-SM

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for the TGA3504-SM, 2 to 30GHz Gain Block from TriQuint (Qorvo). The TGA3504-SM offers 8dBm of output P1dB with a corresponding small signal gain of up to 11.5dB. Output third order intercept is >17dBm. Wideband performance of the TGA3504-SM supports multiple applications such as Electronic Warfare (EW), military…

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Ventec Upgrades UK Facility

  Ventec Europe continues its investment in the establishment and maintenance of meticulous aerospace-standard cleanliness in the pre-preg handling areas of their state-of-the-art distribution center in Warwickshire, United Kingdom. The European Space agency sees contamination of laminates by foreign material in the dielectric as a major problem and is collaborating with key suppliers to mitigate…

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Smart Glasses Go To Work

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Industrial users, not consumers, may be the first to give wearable computing some traction, according to exhibitors at the Wearable TechCon event here. Smart glasses from Epson, Google and Sony are among those seeing some early adoption with business users, they said. The event showcased a handful of smartwatches, smart glasses…

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North America Leads in Smart Home & IoT Security Efforts

The Internet of Things (IoT) will be a global enabler of connected – well– things. But some geographic regions may have an edge is adopting the technology that will “smarten” everything from appliances to cities to the grid. North America, according to recent research, will lead the world in smart home development at least through…

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IQD Frequency Inks Pact With America II

America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it has entered into a franchise distribution agreement with IQD Frequency Products, a manufacturer of frequency devices used in commercial-grade, professional-grade, and military applications. “Investments in America II’s infrastructure and supply chain are vital to our five-year growth…

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