KEMET, Novasentis Collaborate on Haptic Actuators

KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components and Novasentis Inc., the leading developer of haptic and sensory feedback technology for wearable devices, together, announced a collaboration to develop next generation Electro-Mechanical Polymer (EMP) film based haptic actuators for wearable devices. Novasentis will provide the core technology and haptic actuator film whereas KEMET will develop the…

Chinese Wearable Device Vendors Challenge Market Leaders

A new IDC report reveals that Chinese manufacturers are making significant inroads as leading wearable device vendors with volume shipments continuing to ramp significantly. Global shipment volume for wearables in the third quarter of 2015 (3Q15) totaled 21 million units, up 197.6 percent from 7.1 million units shipped in 3Q14, according to the International Data…

Toshiba Adds Application Processor for Wearables

Tokyo, Japan – Toshiba Corporation launched a new application processor for wearable devices. The TZ1041MBG is the latest addition to its ApP Lite family TZ1000 series for the Internet of Things (IoT). The new processor incorporates a Bluetooth v4.1 controller and processor, which is capable of capturing data from external sensors connected via various I/Os, such…

ADI Delivers Ultra-Low-Power Buck Regulator

Norwood, Mass. – Analog Devices, Inc. introduced an ultra-low-power buck regulator that extends battery life in portable devices by offering ultra-light-load power conversion efficiency. Claiming the industry’s highest power efficiency, the ADP5301 buck regulator – with a 90 percent efficiency rating and consuming only 180-nA quiescent current – is designed to deliver maximum power for a…

Component Suppliers Gearing Up for Wearable Electronics Boom

New York, N.Y. — The “hot” topic in today’s electronics market is arguably wearable electronics. Consumer devices such as “smart” watches, electronic fitness accessories, Google Glass come to mind, but the market is still in its infancy and is likely to embrace a wide range of products of varying forms and complexity. The vast potential of…