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Supply Chain More Optimistic About Q2 Component Demand

Industry experts polled in April were slightly more optimistic about electronic component demand, bookings and order cancellations than they were in March. Of roughly 20,000 global respondents to Technology Partners Consultants’ April survey, 29 percent expect a better Q2, versus 23 percent the prior month. “Based on our survey results and conversations with various supply…

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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…

TDK to Acquire Chirp Microsystems

TDK Corporation (TSE 6762, President and CEO: Shigenao Ishiguro, hereinafter “TDK”) announced that it has reached an agreement with Chirp Microsystems, Inc. (Headquarters: Berkeley California U.S., hereinafter “Chirp”), a pioneer in high-performance ultrasonic sensing, in which Chirp becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of TDK. TDK expects to close the acquisition within the coming days. Chirp…

TDK PiezoHapt Actuator Available at Mouser

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the PiezoHapt™ ultra-thin actuator from TDK. Expanding TDK’s portfolio of haptic devices, including the PowerHap™ actuator, the PiezoHapt is one of the world’s thinnest haptic components on the market today. With a thickness of only 0.35 mm and…

Sensor Innovation from Wearables to Vehicles at CES 2018

CES never fails to satisfy the consumer’s appetite for new gadgets, which in many cases are fueled by advances in sensor technology. This year is no exception with products enabled for virtual reality/augmented reality (VR/AR), voice assistants (Will Alexa rule the world?), and artificial intelligence (AI). The result is TVs that act as a smart…

7-Axis Combo Sensor Costs 10% Less Than a Component Solution

InvenSense, now part of TDK, introduced the industry’s first 7-axis combo sensor that integrates a 6-axis inertial sensor (incorporating a 3-axis gyroscope and a 3-axis accelerometer) and a MEMS capacitive barometric pressure sensor. Targeting drone and other motion tracking applications, the new 7-axis motion tracking device can cut costs, save board space and deliver a…

Bosch Rexroth Awards EPCOS in China

TDK Corporation announces that its subsidiary, EPCOS Limited in China, has received the China Supplier Award 2017 as the only manufacturer of electronic components from Bosch Rexroth. The award was presented in recognition of outstanding performance in terms of product quality, delivery performance and positive collaboration on the development of new products and technologies. Bosch…

TDK-Micronas, Matronic Ink Distribution Deal

TDK Corporation announces a distribution agreement of its subsidiary TDK-Micronas GmbH with matronic GmbH & Co. Vertriebs KG for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. With this new contract, matronic will distribute the entire TDK-Micronas product portfolio comprising Hall-effect sensors and embedded motor controllers to customers in the German-speaking area. “We are excited to partner with matronic…