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: Vishay news MALVERN, Pa. — Nov. 20, 2017 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that its T59 series of vPolyTan™ multi-anode polymer surface-mount chip capacitors was among the winners of the 2017 ECN IMPACT Awards.
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: appleinsider news By Mike Wuerthele Thursday, November 16, 2017, A report from a conflict mineral advocacy group puts Apple well ahead of other companies including Google, Microsoft, and Intel in efforts to develop supply chains of metals outside of conflict zones like the Congo.
source: Stackpole news Stackpole has announced its AEC qualified RTAN series which utilizes tantalum nitride technology to provide moisture proof precision chip resistor performance.
source: EDN news Robert Cox -November 15, 2017. From fitness trackers and smart watches to virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) headgear, wearable devices now permeate the everyday lives of consumers worldwide. People have come to rely on wearables to monitor their health and well-being, keep them connected to the outside world, and provide endless opportunities […]
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: EBN news Last month, a federal grand jury indicted Nippon Chemi-Con, a leading electrolytic capacitor manufacturer, citing a long-running conspiracy to fix, increase, maintain, and stabilize prices for those products sold in the United States and elsewhere.
source: macrumours article As the launch of Apple’s iPhone X happened in November 17, eager users are set to enjoy battery life normally reserved for Apple’s Plus-size form factors in a phone more closely resembling a non-Plus variant in its dimensions. The reason for this advancement is not an energy density development, but rather a […]
source: ECN mag news Illinois Capacitor’s new all-weather “MPX/MPXB” Series metalized polypropylene capacitors suppress conducted electromagnetic/radio frequency interference (EMI/RFI) before it can be transmitted via power lines to or from other devices. Designed to connect across the input of an AC mains powered device, the MPX meets the demanding 85/85 THB (Temperature, Humidity, Bias) test, […]