Industrial Robotics to Reach $46B by 2020

According to a recently released TechSci Research report, “Global Industrial Robotics Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2020“, global market for industrial robotics is projected to reach USD46 billion by 2020. Growing adoption of industrial robots across various industries including automotive, electrical/electronics, food and beverage, among others, is the key factor driving the market for industrial robotics.…

Excelsys Offers High Efficiency AC/DC Power Supplies

Cork, Ireland — Excelsys Technologies recently introduced the XS500 series of high-efficiency, 500-watt (W) convection-cooled AC/DC power supplies. Offering typical efficiency of 92 percent, and operating from 90-264 VAC, the XS500 delivers 500-W of output power without the need for forced-air cooling. The component temperatures within the XS500 are kept to a minimum with a combination…

Artesyn DC-DC Converters Meet Medical Approvals

Tempe, Ariz. — The AEE10W-M series of 10-watt (W) DC-DC converters from Artesyn Embedded Technologies complies with industrial or medical safety standards for instrumentation that requires a certified supplementary or reinforced insulation system. The AEE10W-M series, housed in a 2 x 1 inch industry-standard package, offers up to 92 percent efficiency and covers a wide input voltage range…

Datalliance Enhances VMI Platform

Cincinnati, Ohio – Datalliance today announced immediate availability of the latest release of the Datalliance VMI platform with a number of important new capabilities. Enhancements in this release were driven by feedback from the global user community combined with Datalliance vision for the continued evolution of the VMI process. New capabilities are available for immediate use by…

O2Micro Cuts Workforce

George Town, Grand Cayman– O2Micro(R) International Limited (Nasdaq:OIIM), a global leader in the design, development and marketing of high-performance integrated circuits and solutions, today announced that it is refocusing the Company’s Intelligent Power Management Business Unit to better align its resources to focus on its new tablet and smartphone Power Management products. The strategy is…

Vicor Opens Tech Center in Taiwan

Andover, Mass. – Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) today announced the strategic expansion of its power system design and customer support capabilities in Taiwan with the opening of a new Vicor Technical Support Center. Staffed with Vicor power experts and equipped to facilitate advanced design services at every stage of the power system development process, the new Technical Support…

Micrium, Embedded Office Partner on Safety-Critical Apps

Weston, Fla. –Micrium, Inc. and Embedded Office GmbH & Co. KG today announced the availability of prepackaged RTOS certification kits (“Cert-Kit”) to reduce cost and accelerate development of safety-critical applications. Complete Cert-Kits are now available for industrial controls, medical applications, and transportation based on Micrium’s industry-leading µC/OS-II® kernel. “µC/OS-II brings tremendous competitive advantages to designers in the avionics,…

Industrial Sector Helps Drive Component Demand

The electronic components industry, particularly semiconductors, is getting a big boost from industrial applications. The global market for industrial semiconductors is forecast to increase by 12.9 percent in 2014, reaching $38.5 billion, according to new research from IHS Technology. The growth is attributed to “continuing strength in China and a resurgent U.S. economy,” the two largest…

Atmel Temp Sensor Reduces System Cost

San Jose, Calif. — Atmel Corporation has claimed the industry’s first family of high-precision digital temperature sensors with the widest Vcc range from 1.7 V to 5.5 V. Delivering higher temperature accuracy and faster I2C bus communication speeds, the new devices are available with integrated nonvolatile registers and serial EEPROM memory making them suitable for consumer, industrial, computer, and medical…

ST RF Transistors Deliver High-Power Density

Geneva – STMicroelectronics’ STAC250V2-500E 13.6-MHz RF power transistor delivers high-power density in a miniaturized and thermally efficient package for high-output class-E industrial power supplies. The STAC250V2-500E offers load-mismatch capability of 20:1, the highest in the industry, for enhanced safety up to the maximum power of 600 W, said ST. The STAC250V2-500E device’s 0.55 x 1.35-inch STAC air-cavity package is…