Visteon Completes Buy of Johnson Controls Unit

Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the automotive electronics business of Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), creating one of the world’s three largest suppliers of vehicle cockpit electronics. The two companies announced plans for the $265 million cash transaction on Jan. 13.  The acquisition will enhance Visteon’s competitive position…

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Sager Completes PowerGate Buy

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Electromechanical and Power components, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of PowerGate LLC, a premier North American power specialist distributor headquartered in Santa Clara, California. With the completion of this acquisition, Sager Electronics has added nineteen additional sales professionals assisting customers in the selection…

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The Benefits of Supply Chain Sustainability

The first rule of thumb in creating a solid supply chain sustainably is to think broadly. “Companies need to think broadly about supply chain sustainability to really get the most out of it,” Nic Delaye, managing director, sustainable business solutions, at PwC US, told EBN in an interview. For example, successful initiatives look at the…

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Multi-Channel Distribution: Can You Handle It?

Under pressure to fill, quickly and cost-effectively, an increasing number of orders coming in from multiple channels, the distribution industry is undergoing profound changes. Multi-channel distribution has gone mainstream. The term that so recently was not widely used is now part of our everyday vocabulary, but figuring out the most cost-effective response to its logistical…

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ST Develops Paper-Thin Batteries

Geneva – STMicroelectronics has started limited production of its EnFilm advanced rechargeable batteries that measure less than 0.25-mm thick. Target applications for these paper-thin batteries include next-generation personal technology and Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices. At 220µm thick and measuring 25.7 mm x 25.7 mm, ST’s EFL700A39 EnFilm solid-state lithium thin-film battery is suited for use in ultra-low-profile devices.…

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TI Delivers Single-Chip Wi-Fi Solution

Dallas, Tex. – Texas Instruments (TI) has launched its SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3100 and CC3200 platforms for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The SimpleLink Wi-Fi family is the first in a series of low-power SimpleLink wireless connectivity solutions for the IoT. The Internet-on-a-chip family allows customers to easily add embedded Wi-Fi and Internet to a variety of home, industrial and…

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Soraa Claims First Full-Visible Spectrum LED Light Engines

Fremont, Calif. – Soraa has claimed the industry’s first full-visible spectrum line of LED light engines. The new light engines use 50 percent less power and have a higher center beam intensity (CBCP) than current integral LED fixtures. The engines allow fixtures to be 50 percent smaller due to their small diameter and low profile. It also features…

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ROHM Wearable Key Device Integrates Several Functions

Santa Clara, Calif. – ROHM Semiconductor has developed a wearable key device that integrates multiple sensors, a Bluetooth LE IC, and a low-power sensor hub microcontroller into a compact, lightweight form factor. The device provides high functionality – counts the number of steps taken, estimates the number of calories consumed, and calculates distance to performing lock/unlock…

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