FindChips Pro: Sourcing Tools Need More Muscle

Information aggregators for electronic components have emerged as a standard tool in the arsenal of supply chain professionals, engineers, and designers in the electronics industry. Now, however, these same customers want more from these information sources than ever before. FindChips.com is adding a paid service, called FindChips Pro, that provides new capabilities to help buyers…

IoT’s Critical Mass for Temp Control Builds

Applications for temperature controls have been around for a while, but thanks to the emergence of Internet of Things (IoT), these devices have become much smarter. For those in the supply chain trenches whose business models depend on keeping things at exact temperatures, temperature-control sensors are finally seeing applications on a volume scale in ways…

Zytronic & Future Sign Global Distribution Agreement

Newcastle, UK, & Montreal, Canada.   Zytronic, a leader in custom designed, durable, high performance Projected Capacitive Technology (PCT and MPCT) touch sensors today announced that it has signed a worldwide distribution agreement with Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components.   The formal agreement extends a successful partnership between the two companies,…

15 Views of Printed Electronics

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Printed, flexible electronics are slowly moving forward on a number of fronts, according to speakers and exhibitors at the annual IDTechEx event. U.S. and China governments are funding small, separate research efforts that will have prototype production lines running next year. E-textile companies are making in-roads in specialty garments. Printed NFC…

Flexible Electronics Turn a Corner

Interest in flexible electronics is growing. Still a young market with its potential yet to be defined, the global flexible electronics market is poised to see compounded annual growth rate of close to 67% between  2016 and 2020, according to Technavio analysts’ latest report. Image courtesy: University of Minnesota While its worldwide appeal is increasing,…

TE Connectivity, SAP, ifm & the OPC Foundation Announce New IIC Testbed on Sensor-to-the-Cloud Connectivity

NEEDHAM, MASS – October 12, 2016 – The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) has approved an IIC testbed on sensor-to-the-cloud connectivity called the “Smart Manufacturing Connectivity for Brownfield Sensors Testbed.” The testbed, led by IIC member TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, is being carried out with fellow IIC member SAP, the world…