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Exclusive deal extends millimetre wave component line up

Exclusive deal extends millimetre wave component line up
The portfolio of products at Link Microtek has been extended with a comprehensive line-up of millimetre-wave components for both military and commercial applications, following the signing of an exclusive representation agreement with HXI of Harvard, Massachusetts.
27th May 2016

Major trends set to propel the bioMEMS market

BioMEMS have been used for years, for plenty of applications. Some are linked to solid, mature, slow-growing industries, while others are part of booming applications that are adding new fuel to the bioMEMS market. According to Yole Développement analysts, this market will triple from $2.7bn in 2015 to $7.6bn in 2021.
27th May 2016

Passives portofolio expands with 700 new lines

Passives portofolio expands with 700 new lines
Leveraging its new global agreement with TDK. RS Components has added over 700 extra lines covering aluminium electrolytic, film and ceramic capacitors, miniature inductors, filters and ferrites.  Users can now get fast access to high-quality TDK capacitors, including devices with high capacitance, compact dimensions down to 0201 chip-size MLCCs, wide temperature range, or voltage ratings of 1000V and higher.
27th May 2016


European semiconductor distribution starts 2016 positively

Component distributors in Europe have continued to enjoy a healthy business for more than two years now. Overall macro-economic conditions seem to play only a minor role at the moment. Even currency effects, which dominated some of the growth in 2015, have been reduced to normal. The sum of all this amounts to an 8.4% growth in Q1/CY2016 compared to Q1/CY2015 for European semiconductor distribution, according to DMASS (Distributors’ and Manufacturers’ Association of Semiconductor Specialists). The quarter ended with record sales of €1.93bn.
27th May 2016

Former F1 Chief Engineer appointed IMechE President

Jon Hilton CEng FIMechE from Northamptonshire has become the 131st President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. He commented: “I am delighted to be taking on this role and in my year as President I want to concentrate on developing professional engineers, as well as encouraging those who have already chosen engineering as a career to make the most of their choice.
27th May 2016

Amphenol, Samtec tie up second source deal

Amphenol, Samtec tie up second source deal
Amphenol and Samtec have entered into license agreements for several backplane connector families. Under the agreements, Amphenol will license its intellectual property and detailed design information for the XCede, XCede HD, AirMax, and Paladin families of products. These product families include those acquired with Amphenol’s recent acquisition of FCI Asia.
27th May 2016

Consumers to get a fairer cloud storage deal

Consumers to get a fairer cloud storage deal
Cloud storage users are set to benefit from fairer terms and conditions after action by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). Following the CMA’s consumer law review of the sector, Dixons Carphone, JustCloud and Livedrive have committed to provide fairer terms for their cloud storage customers. The CMA is continuing to work with a number of other companies to make their terms and practices fairer.
27th May 2016

Yamaha & Stepan target Austrian market

Yamaha Motor IM Europe and Stepan announce their partnership to best serve their Austrian customers by offering Yamaha state of the art Pick and Place models and solutions.
26th May 2016

MEMS contributes to the inkjet printing industry (r)evolution

Inkjet printing market is in transformation: “Not a revolution, but an evolution,” announces Yole Développement in its latest MEMS report, Inkjet Printhead Market & Technology Trends. And MEMS technology is largely contributing to those changes.
26th May 2016

Comms & computers drive IC sales across all regions

Communication and computer systems are forecast to be two of the three largest system applications for IC sales in every global region (Americas, Europe, Japan and Asia-Pacific) this year, according to data presented in the upcoming update to the 2016 edition of IC Insights’ IC Market Drivers, A Study of Emerging and Major End-Use Applications Fueling Demand for Integrated Circuits.
26th May 2016


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