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VTI to enter MEMS timing device market

VTI Technologies plans to enter the micro-electromechanical (MEMS) timing device market with the launch of its first timing device in early 2011. The company manufactures silicon-based capacitive sensors using its proprietary 3D MEMS technology. The timing device products will leverage VTI’s 3D MEMS and packaging technology. VTI uses its Chip-on-MEMS technology to produce chip-scale packages … Read more

Future inks new deal with austriamicrosystems

A new distribution agreement between electronic component distributor Future Electronics and austriamicrosystems, a manufacturer of high-performance analog ICs, allows the distributor to sell austriamicrosystems’ products to customers worldwide. This expands their previous agreement that covered Europe and theAmericas. Products are available for purchase on Future’s global Websites. www.futureelectronics.com www.austriamicrosystems.com 

Global EMS industry to grow 12%

The global market for electronics manufacturing services (EMS) is returning to double-digit growth, according to a study released by IPC-Association Connecting Electronic Industries. TheEMSsector is projected to grow at an annual rate of 12.2 percent through 2014, based on a forecast provided by New Venture Research Corp. IPC forecasts a 28 percent increase in the … Read more

Heilind adds Molex Micro Products

Interconnect distributor Heilind Electronics has partnered with Molex Inc. to provide the connector maker’s smallest interconnect solutions for digital product applications. These include the Micro-Fit 3.0, Micro-USB, and MicroSD memory card connectors. The Micro-USB offers a volumetric space reduction greater than 50 percent versus Mini-USB for ultra-thin portable devices. These connectors are compliant with the … Read more

PEI-Genesis ships ITT Micro-D connectors in 48 hours

Reducing lead times for its Micro-D harsh-environment connectors, ITT Interconnect Solutions has expanded its Quick Turn program with electronic components distributor PEI-Genesis. The distributor now has the capability to ship Micro-D connectors worldwide within 48 hours. This new assembly capability for ITT’s Micro-D is now offered byPEIin theU.S.andEuropeto service worldwide requirements with short turn times … Read more

Samsung tops DRAM supplier ranking in Q3

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is the only supplier among the top five ranked DRAM companies to achieve revenue growth in the third quarter of 2010, according to iSuppli, now part of IHS Inc., El Segundo, Calif. Samsung sold $4.4 billion of DRAMs in the third quarter, up 14.3 percent from $3.8 billion in the second … Read more

LED pricing dives on falling demand

LED prices fell sharply in the third quarter of 2010 due to a sudden decline in demand, including inventory adjustments resulting from less-than-expected large-size panel and lighting application demand, reported LEDinside,Taipai,Taiwan. LED pricing for large-size panel applications fell approximately 11 to 16 percent while tags for high-power LEDs used in lighting applications dropped more than … Read more

Avnet expands product offering with three new deals

Avnet Inc. has expanded its line card thanks to two new distribution agreements with Energy Micro and Micross Components and the availability of two new power management ICs (PMICs) from Texas Instruments Inc. Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia has signed a contract for distribution of Energy Micro’s ultra-low-power EFM32 Gecko microcontroller, extending their pan-European and pan-American … Read more

Mouser boosts portfolio with RF energy harvesting

Mouser Electronics, Inc. and Powercast Corp. have signed a global distribution agreement that allows the catalog distributor to sell Powercast’s Powerharvester receivers. These devices harvest RF energy (radio waves) and convert it into DC power for low-power applications over distance. The devices are available from stock. The Powercast P2110 915-MHz Powerharvester receiver can provide intermittent power … Read more

Outlook looks bleak for display driver ICs

Although the global display driver IC (DDIC) market is projected to reach $6.5 million in 2010, up 14 percent from the 2009 low of $5.7 billion, the long-term outlook looks bleak in the face of continued technological advances, reported iSuppli, now part of IHS Inc.,El Segundo,Calif. After two successive years of decline, DDIC shipments will … Read more

Maxim enters optical sensor market

Maxim Integrated Products has entered the optical sensor market with the launch of a fully integrated digital ambient-light sensor (ALS) with a unique adaptive gain block. The MAX9635 integrates two photodiodes, an analog-to-digital converter (ADC), and all necessary digital functionality in a 2 x 2-mm package. The MAX9635 is well-suited for tablet and notebook PCs, … Read more

Global IC market to grow 9% in 2011

The global semiconductor market is forecast to grow nine percent in 2011, reaching $303 billion, after rising 23 percent in 2010, according to International Data Corp. (IDC),Framingham,Mass. IDC’s latest Semiconductor Application Forecaster (SAF) also projects a six percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for the 2010 to 2015 forecast period. However, IDC noted that several … Read more