ISM: Purchasing ‘Optimistic’ for 2014

Although the electronics components industry may not be feeling the same momentum, the U.S. manufacturing sector expects to increase its revenue, employment and capital expenditures in 2014, according to the latest report by the Institute for Supply Management.  Overall manufacturing revenue is expected to grow by 4.4 percent in 2014, according to Bradley J. Holcomb,…

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Arrow Releases Reference Design App

Arrow Electronics Inc. (NYSE:ARW) today announced the availability of Arrow enVision™, a cloud-based interactive reference design application for engineers around the world. Available on the recently announced product life cycle services platform via arrow.com, Arrow enVision enables design engineers to either start their own or quickly select approved starter designs from a comprehensive library. Arrow…

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UL Expands Sustainability Standard

UL Environment, a business unit of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), announced that it has released new sets of sustainability requirements for tablets and wireless hot spots. Both sets of requirements are based on its UL 110 standard, which was UL’s first collaborative effort to develop a sustainability standard for mobile phones. Now, UL 2841 for Slate…

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Richardson RFPD Carries STMicro DMOS

Richardson RFPD, Inc. today announces immediate availability and full design support capabilities for a new diffused metal oxide semiconductor (DMOS) transistor from STMicroelectronics (ST). The SD2931-12MR is a gold metallized N-channel field-effect RF power transistor intended for use in 50V DC large signal applications up to 230 MHz. The new device offers outstanding thermal capability…

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