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Mini-PCIe board eases embedded, portable military designs

The MIL-STD-1553 Mini-PCIe board from Data Device Corp. (DDC) enables a dual redundant MIL-STD-1553 channel to be easily added to any small embedded system, rugged laptop, or rugged tablet computer. http://www.ddc-web.com The Mini-PCI-e BU-65586H1 board can save users months of design and qualification efforts by providing a quick way to add MIL-STD-1553 to applications that … Read more

All-in-one controller board simplifies inventory management

Touting a new benchmark for collaborative video walls, Matrox Graphics Inc. now offers a PCIe 2.0 x 16 controller board that is capable of capturing four full 1080p HD inputs and simultaneously driving four monitors at up to 2048 x 1080, while maintaining full RGB 888 image quality. http://www.matrox.com/graphics The Matrox Mura controller board offers … Read more

NKK extends distribution for SmartSwitch products

The SmartSwitch product line of OLED and LCD switches and displays from NKK Switches is now available through all of the switch manufacturer’s authorized distributors in the U.S. and Canada. These distributors have committed to maintaining “available-to-sell” inventory of SmartSwitch products and to provide design engineering resources, delivery logistics and capabilities to support these devices. … Read more

ITT debuts new mil/aero connector sourcebook

The revised Military & Aerospace Sourcebook from ITT Interconnect Solutions contains more than 700 pages of information on hundreds of ITT products. Product sections include circular, mini-circular, micro, fiber optic, hermetic and filter connectors, including the new Nemesis product line, Quadrax, Mil-DTL-38999 and Chip-on-Flex filter connectors. The sourcebook is available free of charge.   www.ittcannon.com

Digi-Key extends ‘Sort by Price’

Digi-Key Corp. now offers its “Sort by Price” feature to all of its global customers. It applies to all parts, all Digi-Key Websites, and all Digi-Key supported currencies. Customers also can apply filters for product in stock, lead-free product, and RoHS-compliant product. An Advanced Sort option allows users to request parts in specific quantities. www.digikey.com

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