TI Unveils LED Matrix Manager for Adaptive Headlights

Dallas, Tex. — Texas Instruments (TI) has claimed the industry’s first fully integrated high-brightness LED matrix manager IC for adaptive automotive headlight systems. The TPS92661-Q1 is a compact solution that is said to reduce board space by 73 percent and control up to 96 high-brightness LEDs in headlamps. A single TPS92661-Q1 replaces bulky discrete circuits, including multiple transistors,…

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KEMET Extends Aximax Capacitor Line

Greenville, S.C. — KEMET Corporation has expanded its line of Aximax High Temperature Axial Capacitors, based on KEMET’s surface-mount X8L and X8R dielectric platforms. The new axial form factor now enables these technologies to be extended into high vibration environments, said KEMET. Typical applications include decoupling, bypass and filtering in extreme environments such as down-hole oil exploration,…

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TDK Transformers Target Automotive Electronics

TDK Corporation has introduced two new EPCOS SMT current sense transformers for automotive electronics. The devices are designed for use in emerging 48-V automotive power systems as well as for all xEV applications, where the components can be used to measure the currents of the electric drives. The B78417A2185A003 device is based on an EP7…

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IP&E Suppliers Target Military Markets

Over the past month, there has been an uptick in military-related partnerships, services, and products in the interconnect, passive, and electromechanical (IP&E) industry. It may be due to MILCOM 2014 (Military Communications Conference) held earlier this month, but in any case, electronic component manufacturers and distributors are putting a lot more focus on the military…

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Mouser Exec Honored by ECIA

Mouser Electronics, Inc., a leading engineering resource and global distributor of semiconductors and electronic components, is pleased to announce that Chuck Amsden, Mouser’s Director of Quality, has been honored with the ECIA Distinguished Service Award. The award is presented annually by the Electronic Components Industry Association “to those individuals who have made significant contributions to…

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Scaling Social Media Programs to Maximize Value: What Procurement Professionals Need to Know

Until recently, individuals more than organizations have found value in social media. It's time, though, for organizations to start to leverage these tools to do better business, from the C-suite through the business unit. Social channels, particularly Facebook and Twitter, have become customers' preferred contact points to laud and lambast companies. Consumers also cite social…

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