Global Wearables Market Grows 10% in 2017

The worldwide wearables market continued its upward trajectory in both the fourth quarter (4Q17) and full year 2017 with total shipment volumes reaching new records. Moreover, thanks to a surge in smartwatch shipment volumes, Apple moved past competitors Fitbit and Xiaomi to claim overall leadership for both the quarter and the year. According to data…

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…

Mouser Offers Adafruit Feather nRF52 Bluefruit

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the New Product Introduction (NPI) leader that empowers innovation, is now stocking the Feather nRF52 Bluefruit from Adafruit. The Feather nRF52 Bluefruit, part of Adafruit’s Feather line of standalone and stackable development boards, is a complete Arduino-compatible, Bluetooth® low energy development board with built-in USB and battery charging. Using the powerful onboard Nordic system-on-chip (SoC), engineers and makers…

Wearable Device Market to Reach $150B by 2027

Compiled after three years of dedicated and ongoing research by expert analysts, the IDTechEx Research report Wearable Technology 2017-2027: Markets, Players, Forecasts details IDTechEx’s coverage of the wearable technology ecosystem. The report looks at the industry from many different perspectives, with detailed discussion framing core primary research and market forecasting. Fuelled by a frenzy of hype, funding…