Don’t Dictate – Collaborate

The electronics supply chain faces a number of challenges when it comes to establishing compliance with various laws and practices. Just as the industry seems to have RoHS figured out, the REACH chemical-restriction initiative comes along. Most recently, the US government is poised to ask companies to prove they don’t use so-called “conflict minerals.” (See:…

Fairchild Semiconductor to Focus on Smart Grid Technology at electronica 2010

SAN JOSE, Calif.–Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS), a leading global supplier of high performance power and mobile products, will demo its latest technological advancements for mobile applications, as well as power solutions that focus on the smart grid at electronica 2010. Held in Munich, Germany, 9-12 November, Fairchild’s booth (Hall A4, #506) will feature technology demonstrations…

144 Modular LUXEON-Based Street Lights from AOP Installed in China

MONTREAL–A city street in China recently installed 144 modularized LED street lights from Taiwan’s Alliance Optotek Corporation (AOP), marking the first project using AOP’S new energy-saving ARTEMIS street light series. The lamps are built with high-power LUXEON Rebel LEDs and available in two- to five-module configurations for environments ranging from 3-meter-high park roadway lighting to…

IPC Conference Convenes Top Industry Experts

BANNOCKBURN, Ill. — The microscopic crystalline structures known as tin whiskers will be the focus of an IPC technical conference and workshops, December 6–7, 2010, in Schaumburg, Ill. IPC Tin Whiskers Conference: Practical Perspectives will convene industry experts from all market sectors to present the latest research and practical methodologies to mitigate the risk of…

Texas Instruments Recognized for Sustainability Leadership

DALLAS–Texas Instruments (TI) has been recognized in three notable rankings for its leadership in sustainability, including outstanding social, environmental and governance performance. According to Rich Templeton, TI's chairman, president and CEO, social and environmental stewardship has been a cornerstone of the company's operations for six decades. “We're committed to conducting business responsibly, and we take…