Li-ion, batteries

3 Ways New Li-Ion Transit Rules Impact Small Device Builders

Lithium-ion (Li-ion) is the most commonly used rechargeable battery type in small consumer electronics today. But as demands for smaller devices continue to grow, so does the awareness around the shortcomings of this popular chemistry—namely its propensity to catch fire. Li-ion batteries are classified as hazardous. And as such, stringent regulations regarding their handling and…

Foxconn Unit Buys Belkin for $866M

Foxconn Interconnect Technology Limited (HKG: 6088), a subsidiary of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., and Belkin International, Inc. (Belkin®, Linksys®, Wemo®, Phyn® brands), jointly announced today the signing of a definitive agreement under which FIT agreed to acquire Belkin at US$866 million in cash, creating a global consumer electronics leader. Leveraging Belkin’s strength in research and development capabilities and consumer productschannel ,…

Smart Homes Market to Cross $60B by 2021

According to recently released TechSci Research report, “Global Smart Homes Market By Application, By Technology, By Region, Competition Forecast and Opportunities, 2011 – 2021”, the global market of smart homes is projected to cross $ 60 billion by 2021, on account of increasing energy concerns, surging demand for real time home security and growing technological advancements. Moreover, increasing demand for energy…

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes MEMSIC for Innovation

Mountain View, California. — Based on recent analysis of key companies involved in the AMR sensors market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes MEMSIC, Inc as the recipient of the 2016 North American Technology Innovation award. By investing in innovative and effective processes, design, and manufacturing capabilities, MEMSIC has positioned AMR sensor technology to take market share away from Hall sensors, which have performance challenges…

Newark element14 Stocks Molex Ultra-Fit Connectors

Chicago, Ill. – Newark element14 has introduced the addition of the Molex Ultra-Fit™ range of high-density, low-mating force power connectors, with a maximum 14A rating and only 3.5mm pitch, to its product portfolio. This small-sized yet power-dense range of connectors eliminates same-circuit-size cross mating, optimizes space saving and facilitates easier assembly. It is suited for applications in industrial, telecommunications,…

Consumer Electronics Market to Reach $838.9B by 2020

San Francisco, Calif. — The global consumer electronics market is expected to reach USD 838.85 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Recent technological advancements have led to the miniaturization of smart devices, and are expected to be key factor driving the consumer electronics industry. High investment, availability of cost effective devices due…

Analog Devices Soar but Consumer Weigh on Future

Analog Devices Inc.’s broad product portfolio paid off massively in the recently-ended quarter with sales and profits exceeding forecasts on solid growth across most segments. Even as investors cheered its results, however, concerns have also cropped up about ADI’s rising exposure to the consumer electronics market with analysts wondering if it can fend off any…