Environmental Concerns to Boost Growth in Metal Oxide Varistor Market

A new study by Transparency Market Research (TMR) states that the global metal oxide varistor (MOV) market is highly competitive. The leading companies are focusing aggressively on research and innovation for the development of new products. As, the companies are concentrating more on utilizing automation for the production of varistor, the competition within this market is…

Industrial Internet Reference Architecture Released

As “cool” as smart homes may be, the success of the Internet of Things (IoT) may rely more on industrial applications.  In the electronics industry, consumer products have a relatively short lifecycle while the industrial market boasts long equipment lifespans and stability. How quickly either market will ramp up, however, depends largely on the ability…

Price Cuts Shake Up LED Hierarchy

Declining prices are always a good news/bad news scenario in the electronics components industry. Buyers win when prices dip, but vendors have a hard time meeting revenue and profit goals. After experiencing a fall to the bottom and a price slump in LED during 2012-2013, quite a few LED enterprises have been forced to go…

DC-DC Converters Deliver Higher Efficiency, Space Savings & Lower Cost

Next-generation products in high-reliability markets including medical, military and industrial along with innovations in telecommunications and wireless technologies are driving increased demand for high-efficiency DC power systems. These application areas are driving plenty of opportunities for DC-DC converters and modules that can deliver high efficiency, high power density, small footprints/low profiles, and a wide input…

GE DC-DC Converters Deliver High Efficiency

Dallas, Tex. — GE’s Critical Power business has expanded its Orca*-series of isolated, board-mounted power amplifier modules with the new ERCW003A6R 100-watt, one-eighth brick DC-DC converters. The high-efficiency converters provide a typical efficiency of 93 percent at full load and a nominal output voltage of 28 volts. They provide high-voltage and high-power applications with up to 3.6 amperes…

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Healthcare Costs Top Manufacturers’ Concerns

Many government initiatives are passed with the best of intentions but with unintended results. In the U.S., small to mid-size manufacturing companies will be spending more on healthcare requirements this year than on expansion and new product development. PrimeAdvantage, a purchasing consortium of small to midsize companies, surveyed its members about their financial expectations for 2014…

Sager Adds GE Power to Roster

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of IP&E electronic components, today announced a new distribution agreement with GE’s Critical Power business, a leading manufacturer of end-to-end power solutions for the building, box and board. “Sager’s strength is in the industrial and medical markets, and we have a strong field application engineering program. Our commitment…

Integrated Conflict Minerals/RoHS Tool Debuts

One of the electronics industry’s problems with the so-called U.S. “Conflict Minerals Act” has been the lack of a comprehensive standard for disclosing the origin of certain minerals. An organization of electronics manufacturers, consultancies and compliance agencies have developed a comprehensive conflict minerals web database system, BOMcheck,  in preparation for the reporting period beginning in…

Amphenol Snaps up GE Unit for $318M

Amphenol Corp. said it has agreed to acquire the Advanced Sensors business unit of General Electric Corp. for $318 million in continuation of its efforts to add proprietary and high-margin products to its portfolio. This transaction adds a line of products in automotive, medical, industrial and transportation to Amphenol’s already extensive offerings. The company in…