Micrium, Embedded Office Partner on Safety-Critical Apps

Weston, Fla. –Micrium, Inc. and Embedded Office GmbH & Co. KG today announced the availability of prepackaged RTOS certification kits (“Cert-Kit”) to reduce cost and accelerate development of safety-critical applications. Complete Cert-Kits are now available for industrial controls, medical applications, and transportation based on Micrium’s industry-leading µC/OS-II® kernel. “µC/OS-II brings tremendous competitive advantages to designers in the avionics,…

M2M Redefines the Supply Chain and Transportation

Operational visibility – knowing where a shipment is and monitoring the environmental conditions in near real-time of cargo in-transit – is becoming an important tool for the supply chain and the transportation industries, according to a new survey of shippers and logistics providers conducted by eyefortransport (eft) in conjunction with AT&T. One way to gather…

Omnitracs to Acquire XRS

San Diego, Calif. — Omnitracs, LLC, a leading provider of fleet management solutions to transportation and logistics companies, today announced that it has agreed to acquire XRS Corporation (NASDAQ: XRSC), a leader in mobile fleet optimization software. Subject to the terms and conditions of the definitive agreement, Omnitracs will pay $5.60 per share of XRS, which equates…

VCC: A One-Stop Shop for Indicators

Thanks to two major acquisitions in the past two years, Visual Communications Company, LCC (VCC) is now positioned as one of the broadest product line manufacturers of indicators, expanding its product portfolio beyond LED technologies to include neon and incandescent lamps. The company acquired the indication and illumination product lines from Chicago Miniature Lighting and…

Manufacturing Rebounds From Winter & Budget Woes

There are still plenty of reasons to be concerned about policies in Washington D.C., but budget fears seem to be abating among manufacturers. In its monthly report on the domestic manufacturing industry, the Institute for Supply Management found in two major sectors – computer and electronic products and transportation equipment – government spending is loosening…

America Semiconductor Offers High-Rel 50W Zener Diodes

Union, N.J. — America Semiconductor, LLC offers a series of 50-watt Zener diodes in a wide voltage range of 6.8 V to 200 V in a DO-5 case. The 50-W devices (part numbers: 1N3305 thru 1N3350) provide voltage regulation protection in a variety of applications including alternative energy, oil drilling, power grid, welding, HVAC, and…

Honeywell Pressure Switches Operate in Harsh Environments

Minneapolis, Minn. — Honeywell has added three new series to its pressure switch portfolio: the HP Series, HE Series and LE Series. The pressure switches from Honeywell Sensing and Control provide high burst pressure ranges, a long life cycle rating and IP67 sealing for higher durability and reliability. Applications include a variety of industrial and…

Supply Chain Paralysis: Sometimes the Weather IS to Blame

If it seems like folks in the electronics and global supply chain have been talking about the weather a lot recently, it’s because they have. In the United States alone, record freezing temperatures – not just in regions where you’d expect to see them – in January have had a negative impact on manufacturing-health indices.…