Power Group Tackles Second-Source Dilemma

New technologies almost always have an advantage over their predecessors and engineers love to try out leading-edge products. But for purchasing, this dynamic creates a dilemma: suppliers often develop products or platforms that are unique to that vendor. OEMs and their manufacturing partners may end up with a single source for a product – a…

Component Suppliers Gearing Up for Wearable Electronics Boom

New York, N.Y. — The “hot” topic in today’s electronics market is arguably wearable electronics. Consumer devices such as “smart” watches, electronic fitness accessories, Google Glass come to mind, but the market is still in its infancy and is likely to embrace a wide range of products of varying forms and complexity. The vast potential of…

Mouser Stocking Murata AMR Magnetic Switch Sensors

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the AMR Magnetic Switch Sensors from Murata. Considered more reliable and robust than Hall Effect IC’s or reed switches, Murata’s AMR (Anisotropic Magneto Resistance) Magnetic Switch Sensors contain no mechanical components, and have higher detection sensitivity and a wider detection area than their competitive counterparts. Available in both high…

Murata Launches New Global Site

Murata today announced the launch of their new global web site at murata.com. Using the recently released new corporate visual identity, the site has a fresh modern and tablet-friendly design. Aimed to increase customer satisfaction and ease navigation and access to relevant technical application content, the site now incorporates the complete line-up of Murata products and more application related content. Hiroshi Iwatsubo, Senior Vice President,…

Smart Grid: Part of a Bigger Opportunity

A few years ago the smart grid represented an opportunity for electronics companies to tap into a rapidly growing market. Thanks to new energy standards, increased public concern for energy savings; volatile gas and oil prices; potential government subsidies and advanced electronics technologies, the grid and its offshoots looked ripe for the picking. Has the…

Murata Awards Channel Partner TTI

TTI, Inc, the leading global distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components, announced the company has received MuRata’s prestigious Channel Partner Award. The award presentation took place at the Electronic Distribution Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tony Coalson, Senior Vice President Sales, Americas, for MuRata commented, “It is with great pleasure that we present…