Digi, Digi-Key Debut XBee Wireless Connectivity Kit

Digi International®, (NASDAQ: DGII, www.digi.com), the M2M solutions expert, and Digi-Key Electronics, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced the availability of the Digi XBee® Wireless Connectivity Kit (XKB2-AT-WWC). Initially available exclusively through Digi-Key for the next 90 days for $59, the platform provides a comprehensive resource for developers to better understand…

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Rare Earth Metals Market to Reach $11B by 2020

Felton, Calif. – Rare Earth Elements or rare earth metals are a group of seventeen elements bearing similar properties. Key elements in the group include lanthanum, praseodymium, cerium and neodymium. According to a new study by Hexa Research, high demand for rare earth elements like cerium and lanthanum in applications like automobiles, metallurgy, phosphors, glass, etc. will…

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Arrow PEMCO Awards Bourns

Riverside, Calif. – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced its Asia-Pacific operations have received the 2014 Outstanding Supplier Partnership Award from Arrow Electronics’ Asia-Pacific Components business.  The award recognizes the outstanding service, quality and on-time delivery performance the Bourns Asia-Pacific team provided to Arrow in 2014.  The award was presented…

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Mouser Stocks Analog Devices AD7124-8 AFE

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the AD7124-8 low-power, low-noise analog front end (AFE) from Analog Devices. This completely integrated AFE contains a low-noise, 24-bit sigma-delta (Σ-Δ) analog-to-digital converter (ADC), and can be configured to have eight differential inputs or 15 single-ended or pseudo differential inputs. The AD7124-8 is ideal for designs that require high-precision…

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China Accounts for 30% of Smartphone Market Share

Worldwide Smartphone Market Forecast, 2015-2019 research report says while China is expected to occupy a lion’s share of global smartphone market at over 30% in 2015, its share however is predicted to fall below 30% in 2016 and thereafter. Complete report on worldwide smartphone market spread across 16 pages and covering 10 companies while providing data for…

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Flexible Encapsulation to Enable Flexible Electronics

In 2020 flexible barrier manufacturing for flexible electronic devices such as displays will be a market worth more than US$184 million according to IDTechEx Research. That equates to 3.8 million square meters of flexible barrier films for electronics. Although multilayer approaches – usually organic and inorganic layers – have been the most popular solution for flexible…

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NEXT Biometrics Adds Ultra-Thin Fingerprint Sensors

Oslo, Norway – NEXT Biometrics Group ASA (OSLO:NEXT) announced the introduction of ultra-thin fingerprint sensor designs that remove the need for large bezels, or metallic frames, used in the first generation of NEXT sensors, making them tailored for the design-focused smartphone, tablet and notebook markets. Tore Etholm-Idsoe, CEO of NEXT Biometrics, the leader in high-quality low-cost fingerprint…

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Solid State Relay Market to Reach $1.1B by 2020

According to a new market research report “Solid State Relay Market by mounting (Panel, PCB, DIN Rail), by output (AC, DC, and AC/DC), by application (Building Equipment, Industrial Automation, and Others) and by Geography (North America, Europe, APAC and RoW) – Global forecast to 2020”, published by MarketsandMarkets, the Solid State Relay Market is expected to reach USD 1,138.8 Million by…

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