source: EPS news Component shortages are not just about increased demand. Any number of factors – production capacity, supply chain disruptions, obsolescence and technology migration – can contribute to product scarcity. For 2017 and 2018, supplier merger and acquisition (M&A) activity can be added to the causation list.
Source: Nanotechweb.org news Low dielectric constant (or low-k) materials are promising for faster, smaller and higher performance electronics devices. However, most low-k materials available today are very porous, which makes them mechanically weak and unstable at high temperature. A team of researchers in the US and Korea has now made a 3D nano-architectured dielectric material […]
source: UCLA news UCLA researchers have designed a device that can use solar energy to inexpensively and efficiently create and store energy, which could be used to power electronic devices, and to create hydrogen fuel for eco-friendly cars.
source: Vishay news MALVERN, Pa. — November 13, 2017 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced a new series of Automotive Grade thin film chip resistors that features the industry’s highest rated power dissipation in the compact 0402, 0603, and 0805 case sizes. For electronics in automotive, industrial, and renewable energy applications, Vishay Beyschlag […]
source: machine design news A flexible polymer device uses graphene-based transistors to support signals within the terahertz band, paving the way for advanced imaging and diagnostics in healthcare and materials, along with short-range wireless communications in the IoT.
source: Murata news Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has expanded its lineup of chip multilayer ceramic capacitors (GCG series) to extend temperature compensation(class1) and high dielectric constant(class2) at rated voltage 100Vdc for applications using electrically conductive glue*1 for automotive.
source: CNET news Lamborghini teased a concept last week for MIT’s EmTech conference. Now it’s here, and it’s crazier than the teaser let on. The Lamborghini Terzo Millennio concept is the result of collaboration between Lamborghini and MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology, wherein the two parties are digging into materials research and other automotive-related areas. […]
source: TDK news TDK Corporation announced the expansion of its lineup of chip varistors for automotive applications. The AVRH series offers a maximum operating voltage of 19 V to 70 V and a capacitance ranging from 4.7 to 50 pF. The miniature voltage protection device is available in IEC case 1005 (EIA 0402) with compact […]
source: EETimes news Marcel Schmid 11/2/2017 The tricky task of charging battery cells in an electric vehicle within the shortest amount of time possible lies in “battery balancing.”
source: Electronics Weekly news Coilcraft’s has introduced a series of current sense transformers, operating up to 40A over 400Hz to 1MHz, and offering 4,000Vrms isolation voltage between the sense and output windings, using insulation reinforced to UL 60950-1.