TTI Stocking Rohm RPI-1035

TTI, Inc., a leading specialty distributor of electronic components, is now stocking the RPI-1035 optical sensor from Rohm Semiconductor. This sensor is targeted for specialty sensing applications including cameras, medical, industrial, manufacturing automation, safety, and security equipment. The RPI-1035 is a uniquely packaged surface mounted 4 direction detector. With an integrated 950nm LED for optimum…

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APEC Product Roundup: BOM and Space Savers

APEC is a leading conference for power electronics that showcases the latest innovations in power products. The overriding themes at this year’s show are system cost reduction through integration and lower bill of materials (BOM); faster time to market and simplifying design. Power electronics manufacturers also are keenly focused on delivering higher efficiency and cutting…

Mouser Stocks ROHM Sensor Shield Evaluation Kit

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the new SENSORSHLD1-EVK-101 Sensor Shield evaluation kit from ROHM Semiconductor. This second-generation Sensor Shield integrates 10 onboard sensors into a board with an Arduino Uno R3-compatible layout to ensure the kit works with existing open source prototyping platforms. The ROHM SENSORSHLD1-EVK-101 Sensor Shield evaluation kit, available from Mouser Electronics,…

Quakes Will Impact Automotive Electronics

It has been a couple of weeks since double earthquakes hit the Japanese island of Kyushu in the Kumamoto prefecture, self-named as Japan’s Silicon Valley. The two earthquakes, one registering 6.5 magnitude followed by the main 7.3 magnitude event, are unusual in that they occurred in a two-day time frame. Additionally significant: 1,000 aftershocks continue…

ROHM AC/DC Converter Control Targets SiC MOSFET Drive

Santa Clara, Calif. —  ROHM touts the development of the industry’s first AC/DC converter control IC designed specifically for SiC MOSFET drive in industrial equipment such as servers and other large power applications. The BD7682FJ-LB integrates a gate drive circuit optimized for SiC MOSFET drive, together with a quasi-resonant system that delivers lower noise and higher efficiency versus…

ROHM Extends Rutronik Franchise to Global

ROHM Semiconductor expanded its distribution agreement with Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente to a worldwide franchise for the entire ROHM products portfolio. Rutronik markets ROHM devices since 1999 with a at last dramatically double digit sales growth. For the second time in a row, Rutronik has recently received the award of the distributor with “Achievement in Highest…

Automotive Electronics Offers Big Growth Potential

There is big demand for high-reliability parts in automotive electronics sectors. The global market for automotive electronics is forecast to hit $204.6 billion in 2014, and reach $314.4 billion by 2020, with an estimated compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.3 percent between 2012 and 2020, according to a Research and Markets report. The OEM…

ROHM Establishes Foundry Business for New MEMS Process

Santa Clara, Calif.– ROHM has recently established a process for MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical System) utilizing thin-film piezoelectric elements, and implemented the industry’s first* foundry business that integrates product design and manufacturing processes, from wafer pulling to mounting, in order to meet a variety of customer needs. Piezoelectric elements, which possess the inherent property of generating a…

RS, Allied Ink Distribution Deal with ROHM

Jakarta, Indonesia — RS Components (RS) and Allied Electronics (Allied), the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, have signed an agreement with ROHM Semiconductor that positions RS and Allied as an authorised global distribution partner of the electronic component vendor. RS and Allied hold a sizeable inventory of several hundred…