Mouser Stocks Vishay Optical Sensors for Automotive

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking TCPT1600 and TCUT1600 transmissive sensors from Vishay. These compact, surface-mount transmissive optical sensors are qualified to AEC-Q101 standards for automotive and industrial applications, and feature a wide operating temperature range of -40 to +125 degrees Celsius. Vishay’s TCPT1600 and TCUT1600 transmissive sensors, available from Mouser Electronics, are housed in a compact 5.5 × 4 × 5.7mm package with a tall 4.5mmdome design for vertical…

Industry Tackles Technology & Sourcing Issues

Military and aerospace devices used to be the gold standard for quality and performance back in the days when the U.S. defense industry was one of the world’s biggest consumers of electronics components. Now, some industry experts believe, quality and performance advancements are being rivalled by the automotive industry. “It’s interesting —  the trends we…

Richardson RFPD Intros Skyworks SPDT Switch

Geneva, Ill. – Richardson RFPD, Inc. announced today the availability and full design support capabilities for a new single-pole, double-throw switch from Skyworks Solutions, Inc. The SKYA21001 features low insertion loss (0.4 dB at 2.4 GHz) and positive voltage operation with low DC power consumption (10 μA). It is ideally suited for automotive applications such as infotainment, telematics,…

TDK to Acquire Micronas

TDK Corporation (“TDK”, TSE: 6762) and Micronas Semiconductor Holding AG (“Micronas”, SIX: MASN) jointly announced today that the two companies have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which TDK will launch an all cash public tender offer for all publicly held registered shares of Micronas for CHF 7.50 per share. On a fully diluted…

TTI Adds TDK ACT45L Series

A new series of common-mode chokes from TDK that offers best-in-class noise suppression for automotive Ethernet is now available in Europe at TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components. The TDK ACT45L series also boasts the smallest footprint of any common-mode choke currently available for automotive Ethernet applications, yet incorporates advanced technologies…

Infor Launches Cloud PLM for European Manufacturers

Paris, France – Inforum –Infor, a leading provider of beautiful business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, today announced Infor Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Accelerate, powered by Aras, is now available for European organizations. Initially launched for the US market in 2014, this new PLM solution will provide strong value to automotive, industrial manufacturing, high…

Murata Releases High Precision Rotary Position Sensors

Smyrna, Ga. – Murata Americas released its SVK3 series, touted as the industry’s most precise surface-mount type rotary position sensors.  The low-profile devices deliver a linearity of ±1%.  They also achieve twice the precision of previous products and can withstand temperature ranges required by the automotive market, said Murata. The SVK3 sensors, which measure W11 × L12 ×…

Resistor Makers Address Anti-Sulfur Requirements

Sulfur contamination in chip resistors was primarily an issue for the automotive industry, but over the past several years it has migrated into other applications. Sulfur contamination can impact the long-term reliability of resistors in high-sulfur content environments. While there aren’t a huge number of applications in high-sulfur environments, in some industrial locations, such as…