VARTA, Höganäs Collaborate on Drive Systems

Rye, N.Y. – German-based VARTA-Microbattery, Inc., a global leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of an extensive variety of high-technology rechargeable and primary batteries, and Swedish-based Höganäs AB, a world-reknown producer of metal powders for the automotive components industry, today announced the Eclino™ series of drive systems engineered to optimize the performance of electric bikes.  Based on Höganäs’ transversal flux motor technology and…

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SiliconExpert Updates Electronic Component Database

Santa Clara, Calif.– SiliconExpert Technologies, the leading provider of electronic component management tools and solutions announces its largest data release yet, increasing the number of electronic components it carries, the number of engineers behind the data and total manufacturers captured in its Electronic Component Database. With this latest data release, SiliconExpert Technologies increased the number of…

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Murata Launches New Global Site

Murata today announced the launch of their new global web site at murata.com. Using the recently released new corporate visual identity, the site has a fresh modern and tablet-friendly design. Aimed to increase customer satisfaction and ease navigation and access to relevant technical application content, the site now incorporates the complete line-up of Murata products and more application related content. Hiroshi Iwatsubo, Senior Vice President,…

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FCI & Samtec Sign Connector Sourcing Pact

FCI Electronics and Samtec Inc., two leading suppliers of high speed connectors and interconnect systems, today announced the signing of a second-source agreement under which Samtec is licensed to manufacture, market and sell FCI’s next generation ExaMAX® high speed connector product portfolio. Officials from both companies expressed their excitement in this new partnership. “This second-source…

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Kemet & NEC Amend Option Agreement

KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM) (“KEMET”), a leading global supplier of electronic components, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, KEMET Electronics Corporation (“KEC”), and NEC Corporation (“NEC”) have entered into an amendment to the parties’ March 12, 2012 Option Agreement. “This Amendment provides KEMET with additional flexibility in managing our capital structure,” stated Per Loof, Chief…

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Transphorm Awarded Patents for GaN Power Conversion

Goleta, Calif.– Transphorm Inc. today announced that it has secured fundamental patents in the area of Gallium Nitride (GaN) power conversion. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) patent number 8,816,751 titled “Inductive Load Power Switching Circuits” was granted August 26, 2014 and the patent application number 13/887,204 titled “Bridge Circuits and Their Components” was allowed…

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Broadcom Combo Chip Doubles Wi-Fi Performance

Irvine, Calif., — Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced the industry’s most powerful 5G WiFi (802.11ac) 2×2 Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) combo chip for mobile devices. The BCM4358 delivers unparalleled throughput, Bluetooth co-existence performance and indoor location accuracy, enabling OEMs to design high-end…

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China Capacitor Market to Reach $5.6 Billion in 2014

On the basis of dielectric material used, capacitors are categorized into ceramic, film, electrolytic, solid double layer, carbon, dielectric, and paper & plastic capacitors. Electrolytic capacitors are further classified into aluminum and tantalum electrolytic capacitors. Electronic capacitors are used in various end user applications such as Information & Communication Technology (ICT), consumer electronics, industrial, infrastructure,…

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