Zentech Receives IPC Validation

IPC’s Validation Services Program has awarded an IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) to Zentech Manufacturing Inc., an electronics and engineering service firm in Baltimore, Md. The facility underwent an intensive two-day audit based on two of IPC’s foremost standards: IPC J-STD-001, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies and IPC-A-610, Acceptability of…

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Infographic: Tracing the Impact of EE

If you look around your daily life, from what's beside our roads to what's in our offices to what's running our supply chains, electrical engineers have been the ones pushing innovation to the newest frontiers. When the telegraph was invented, few people could have imagined how developments would continue to evolve over the decades, coming…

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TI Smart Meter SoCs Enable More Features

Dallas, Tex. – Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced three-phase metering systems-on-chip (SoCs) for smart electricity meters and portable measurement applications. The MSP430F67641 SoCs include high-performance delta-sigma analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) for energy measurement products requiring high accuracy across a wide dynamic range. An integrated 320-segment LCD eliminates the need for external drivers and enables developers to create smart energy measurement…

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NorComp Lauds Heilind

Heilind Electronics, the largest interconnect distributor in North America, has received a Distributor Excellence Award for 2013 from NorComp. The award was presented to Heilind at the annual Electronics Distribution Show and Conference in Las Vegas. “We’re honored to receive this award from NorComp,” says Keith Lyall, supplier business manager at Heilind. “NorComp is an…

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Circuit Reliability for the Auto Industry

As we've said often (to anyone who will listen) in the last few months, circuit reliability is not a new-node problem, and circuit reliability challenges are applicable in varying degrees of criticality and complexity to many different industries. This time, let's talk specifically about the automotive industry, some of the circuit reliability challenges it must…

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Altium Teams With TI on Design Tool

Altium Limited, a global leader in Smart System Design Automation, 3D PCB design (Altium Designer) and embedded software development (TASKING)) today introduced WEBENCH® Altium Connector, a collaborative effort between Altium and Texas Instruments (TI) to blend TI’s award-winning WEBENCH power design and simulation tools with Altium’s leading EDA tool suite Altium Designer. This powerful platform…

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America Semi Expands With Concord

America Semiconductor, LLC, a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-industry high-power semiconductors, today announced the appointment of Concord Components, specialists in the distribution of military and commercial-grade board level components, to its growing network of franchised distributors.  Under the terms of the agreement, Concord Components is charged with strengthening America Semiconductor’s supply chain throughout North America.  The…

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Who Benefits from the Internet of Things?

The Internet of Things (IoT) device market is expected to grow from $9.5 billion in 2014 to $46 billion in 2014, according to Yole Développement. While there is big potential growth for electronic component manufacturers, particularly sensor manufacturers, Yole analysts expect most of the added value in IoT solutions will come from data processing. The IoT device market will represent close to 15 percent of all data processing, according to Yole.

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