Optoelectronics, Sensors/Actuators, Discretes Climb Again

In 2018, a mixed bag of higher prices, shortages, and new imaging applications is driving up total optoelectronics, sensors and discrete semiconductors (O-S-D) sales by 11 percent and expected to set a ninth consecutive record-high level of combined revenues. With tight supplies of widely used power transistors and diodes driving up prices and new optical-imaging applications moving…

New Yorker Electronics, Isocom Ink Distribution Deal

New Yorker Electronics, a global electronics components leader for 70 years, and Isocom, a UK-based designer and manufacturer of testing and supply of LED optoelectronic components to the military, aerospace, industrial, medical and communication sectors, have team up to develop a more vast worldwide network of certified optoelectronics. Isocom is Europe’s only specialist manufacturer of…

Semiconductor Sales On Pace For Record Year

The semiconductor industry has every reason to be optimistic for the rest of the year. Global semiconductor sales registered their highest-ever quarterly sales increase during Q3 to $107.9 billion; and optoelectronics, sensors, actuators and discretes (OSD) are on track to set record-high annual revenues in 2017. The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reported global Q3 chip sales…

Digi-Key Adds New 3D Models for Vishay Optoelectronics

Digi-Key Electronics, a global electronic components distributor, today announced the addition of symbols, footprints, and 3D models for Vishay’s catalog of optoelectronics products. The models, made available via online parts library SnapEDA, can be downloaded for free for most major PCB design tools. Designers spend days creating digital models for each component in their circuit board designs. With…

TTI Signs Distribution Deal with Rohm

TTI, Inc., the leading authorized distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components, announced today that the company has entered into an authorized distribution partnership with Rohm Semiconductor. Rohm’s world-class product portfolio that includes leading edge silicon carbide MOSFETs and Schottky barrier diodes, sensors, optoelectronics, and power management ICs is now available, and typically in…

Price Erosion Curtails Sensor Growth

Global revenues for optoelectronics, sensors and actuators, and discrete semiconductors (O-S-D) are expected to reach $66.4 billion in 2015, up three percent from 2014 when sales rose by nine percent, according to IC Insights. The two biggest contributors to slow growth are sensors/actuators and discretes, which have struggled with consistent growth after rebounding in 2014,…