Balanced Armature Drivers Offer Premium Sound for Earphones

Knowles Corporation launched the new RAF Series of balanced armature drivers for the next generation of premium headsets. Developed for wireless products, the receiver’s small dimensions and high efficiency make it well suited for a variety of applications including premium music earphones, hearables, Bluetooth headsets, communications earpieces, and miniature sound amplifiers. The RAF Series occupies less volume than…

TTI Adds Syfer to Line Card

Fort Worth, Tex. − TTI, Inc., the leading authorized distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components, today announced the company has signed a distribution agreement with Syfer, a global leader in EMI filters, EMC solutions and capacitor products. A division of Erie Electronics in the 1960s, Syfer was later acquired by Dover Corporation and…

Electronica 2014: IoT Is a Key Innovation Driver

Electronic component manufacturers and distributors are getting ready to converge at Electronica 2014, November 11-14, in Munich, Germany. One of the biggest topics of discussion at the show will be the Internet of Things (IoT) and its huge growth potential for the electronics industry ranging from networked medical devices to smart homes and connected vehicles.…

Knowles Brands on Display

For the first time under the Knowles name the established brands of DLI, Novacap, Syfer Technology and Voltronics Corp. bring many new products to Electronica 2014. DLI’s (Dielectric Laboratories, Inc.) recently released EW series of Gain Equalizers offering DC-18 GHz performance with varying slopes in a 0302 case size.  These Thin Film integrated R-C networks…

Apple Dictates MEMS Microphone Market

El Segundo, Calif. — Revolving around the needs of Apple Inc., the global market for microelectromechanical system (MEMS) microphone chips is split into two segments – bare dies and packaged MEMS – that are dominated by two suppliers Knowles Corp. and Infineon Technologies AG, reports IHS Technology. U.S.-based Knowles was the biggest supplier of packaged MEMS…