Micrium Expands IoT Offering

Weston, Fla.–Micrium, the premier RTOS provider for embedded systems and the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the availability of the first Micrium TCP-IP driver for the QCA4002, a low power Wi-Fi chip and product of Qualcomm Atheros, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated. The new module offers customers an advanced, low-cost Wi-Fi platform that is ready-to-use in…

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Flextronics Enhances LED Lighting Portfolio

San Jose, Calif. — Following the expansion of its Lighting Solutions portfolio inFebruary 2014, Flextronics (NASDAQ: FLEX) today announced the addition of a new application specific lighting product to its award winning Lusio® Essentials Series. The new product will help facility managers improve illumination in manufacturing and warehouse applications while lowering their utility bills. The Company also…

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Digi-Key Inks Global Deal With QT Brightek

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced a global distribution agreement with QT Brightek (QTB), a lighting industry leader offering one of the widest optoelectronics product selections in the industry. The company designs and manufactures standard and custom optoelectronic devices, components, modules, and sub-systems.…

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Independent Audit of Conflict Minerals Law Compliance Rare

Semiconductor vendors, most major consumer electronic OEMs and other high-tech companies largely ignored the voluntary independent audit requirement for compliance with the Dodd-Franks Conflict Minerals legislation in 2013 and this will most likely remain unchanged for 2014, according to a report compiled by Schulte Roth & Zabel, a law firm that provides advisory services to…

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More Good News in Manufacturing

Giving credence to the adage “a rising tide lifts all boats,” increased investment in automation technologies is being driven by a revival in global manufacturing, according to Frost & Sullivan. In particular, infrastructure projects in the power, water and wastewater industries in emerging economies such as China, India, Brazil and the Middle East will contribute…

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AC/DC Power Supplies: Stable Pricing, Lead Times

Buyers can expect stable pricing for AC/DC power supplies heading into the fourth quarter of 2014. Although lead times are stable, deliveries range from six to 24 weeks, according to the latest Avnet Market & Technology Trends report.  As demand grows across several market segments, buyers can expect power supply manufacturers to focus on developing new…

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Electronics Purchasing Strategies Celebrates its Inaugural Year

Mansfield, MA (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 — Electronics Purchasing Strategies – the online publication that empowers, informs and connects professionals in the electronics design, manufacturing and supply chain community — celebrates its first year in business in September. Founded by three veteran journalists – Bolaji Ojo, Gina Roos and Barbara Jorgensen — EPS has achieved…

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