AVX Releases High-Value Resistors

source: AVX news Ideal for use in MCMs, bias networks, & a variety of automotive, medical, aerospace, & test & measurement equipment, the new HR Series resistors deliver robust performance in a small EIA 0402 outline enabled with FLEXITERM® surface mount technology

Engineers reinvent the inductor after two centuries

source: nanotechweb news Could the inductor be redesigned in a fundamentally new way? Yes, according to new work by researchers in the US, Japan and China who have made the first high-performance inductors from intercalated graphene that work in the 10-50 GHz range thanks to the mechanism of kinetic inductance – rather than magnetic inductance […]

Performance, reliability and limitations of BME technology

source: Capacitor Faks blog Today’s electronic devices are smaller in size and have more functionality compared to their predecessors. They are expected to get even smaller with the current advancements in manufacturing technologies. The trend towards miniaturization of components is mainly accelerated by better understanding of materials and improved processing techniques. Critical applications such as […]

CAP-XX Thinline Supercapacitors Power Vibration Alerts

source: Energy harvesting journal news CAP-XX, developer of supercapacitors that deliver peak power to support or replace batteries, announced that Spire has incorporated CAP-XX Thinline supercapacitors into the new Spire Health Tag to provide the peak power needed for delivering real-time wellness vibration alerts to consumers. Offloading this peak power role to the thin, flat […]

AVX Corporation Announces a Definitive Agreement to Acquire Ethertronics

source: AVX news FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. — AVX Corporation (NYSE: AVX) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ethertronics Inc., a privately held manufacturer of passive and active antenna systems. Ethertronics is a leader in advanced antenna system technology and manufactures antenna products for wireless applications such as mobile phones, Wi-Fi, […]

A new Smart fabric Patent from Apple Surfaced this week in Europe for Smart Clothing and much more

source: Pattently Apple news Patently Apple posted a report titled “IDC’s Wearable Device Forecast sees Apple Dominating the All-Important Watch Category through to 2021.” In addition to the IDC report emphasizing that the Apple Watch would remain the leader in the Smart Watch segment of the market until 2021, they pointed to smart clothing as […]