Ametherm Offers REACH-Compliant Protection Devices

Carson City, Nev. — As part of Ametherm’s commitment to the environment, the company today announced that its entire lineup of inrush current limiters and NTC thermistors conforms to the requirements of the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation. Taking effect in 2007, REACH was adopted to improve the protection of…

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Cypress Unveils $49 Kit for USB 3.0 Designs

San Jose, Calif. – Intel Developer Forum (IDF) — Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) today introduced a low-cost, easy-to-use development platform that enables designers to add high-performance USB 3.0 throughput to virtually any system. The new SuperSpeed Explorer Kit, now available for $49 online, is based on Cypress’s programmable EZ-USB® FX3™ USB 3.0 peripheral controller, which offers the…

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GaN Drives Microwave RF Power Semiconductor Market

Scottsdale, Ariz. – Spending on microwave RF power semiconductors continues to tick upward as the availability of new gallium nitride (GaN) devices for 4 to 18 GHz becomes more pervasive. Point-to-point communications, SATCOM, radars of all types, and new industrial/medical applications will all benefit by the introduction of these high-power GaN devices. “While gallium arsenide…

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Newark element14 Signs Direct Agreement With Swissbit AG

CHICAGO — Newark element14 has signed a direct agreement with Swissbit AG, a leader in industrial DRAM modules and Flash storage products. The world-wide agreement covers EMEA, North America, APAC and Japan regions. Swissbit products are particularly targeted at the industrial computer markets including Embedded Computing, Automation, Measurement, Communication, Network, Military, Aerospace, Transportation, Casino Gaming…

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TI Touts First Wireless Haptic Dev Kit

Dallas, Tex. – Texas Instruments (TI) has claimed the industry’s first wireless haptic development kit, providing system designers with a fast way to prototype eccentric rotating mass (ERM) motor and linear resonant actuator (LRA) haptic effects. The Haptic Bluetooth Kit (DRV2605EVM-BT), featuring Bluetooth low energy (BLE) and a free iOS app to control on-board LEDs…

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