Renata Expands Li-Polymer Battery Line

Dallas, Tex. – The Renata Batteries division of the Swatch Group (Switzerland) recently added three battery packs to its family of lithium polymer batteries that offer new size and higher power capacity options for portable medical, industrial, and consumer electronics applications. “Since introducing the ICP Series lithium-polymer family of rechargeable battery packs, Renata has continued…

Aluminum for Cars & Consumer Electronics

A battery of questions about the implications for the electronics industry came to mind when Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F) recently announced the new F-150 pickup’s aluminum construction. My initial question was “What are the downsides of switching from steel to aluminum?” Without a doubt, the issues involving safety and overall strength become primary consumer concerns…

Consumer & Mobility Alter the Electronics Landscape, Part 1

Electronics Here, There, Everywhere: Implications for Industry Design Chain & Supply Chain Landscape. That was the initial headline for this article but the lengthy wording worked against this choice and a shorter title was substituted. Yet, this analogy demonstrates clearly what’s happening in the world of electronics and how the ubiquity of semiconductors and other…