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Size matters: why small is the new big in electronic components

Size matters: why small is the new big in electronic components
First the industry talked about miniature electronics, now it’s ultra-miniature and nano (effectively nearly invisible). Soon the buzz will be around molecular electronics, where the device components exist as individual molecules with the potential to form their own systems! The aim for improved technology is driven by speed and size: the smaller it is, the quicker the signal passes from one point to another, and the more applications of technology we see.
25th March 2019

Pyreos announce 50% price reduction on its pixel linear array

Pyreos announce 50% price reduction on its pixel linear array
Pyreos has announced that due to significant market growth, as well as major yield and cost improvements, it has reduced the volume price of its 128 pixel linear array product line by 50%. This is the steepest price reduction in the company’s history and enables customers to offer spectrometers for use in market segments previously considered too price sensitive for this high end technology. Pyreos linear array prices will now fall below $900 at volumes of 500 units.
25th March 2019

Electronics sector booms and provides growth in manufacturing

Electronics sector booms and provides growth in manufacturing
The UK electronics sector experienced the fastest growth of any manufacturing sector in 2018, according to a new report by Santander and Make UK, the manufacturers’ organisation. Despite representing less than 5% of UK manufacturing output, the sector generated £19.4bn in turnover and £8.4bn in gross value added (GVA) in 2017. After a period of decline that started in the early 2000s, the sector experienced a major rebound in growth in 2017 and 2018: up 4.4% and 12.4% respectively.
25th March 2019


Win a SAM R34 Xplained Pro LoRaWAN Evaluation Kit

Win a SAM R34 Xplained Pro LoRaWAN Evaluation Kit
Microchip is giving the Electronic Specifier readers the chance to win a SAM R34 Xplained Pro Evaluation Kit for LoRaWAN development (ATSAMR34-XPRO). Microchip's SAM R34 Xplained Pro Evaluation Kit is a hardware platform used to evaluate the ATSAMR34 low power LoRa Sub-GHz SiP, designed to enable long range wireless connectivity while extending system battery life.
25th March 2019

Renesas acquisition of IDT gets the all clear

Renesas acquisition of IDT gets the all clear
Renesas’s acquisition of Integrated Device Technology has jumped its final regulatory hurdle. The companies have been notified by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”) that the investigation of the companies’ proposed merger transaction is complete and that there are no unresolved national security concerns with respect to the transaction.
22nd March 2019

Digi-Key launches supplier-driven CAD library

Digi-Key launches supplier-driven CAD library
A secondary KiCad library, known as the Digi-Key Partner Library, has been released by Digi-Key on GitHub. It is intended to be a supplement to the existing Digi-Key KiCad library released last year. Whereas the previous library was developed and curated by Digi-Key’s Applications Engineering team, the Partner Library was created to allow manufacturers to submit their own symbols and footprints to be compiled into the Digi-Key format.
22nd March 2019

Further development for pressure sensors through joint venture

Further development for pressure sensors through joint venture
ams and Wise Road Capital have announced that they have signed an agreement to create a joint venture to advance the development and sales of environmental, flow and pressure sensor solutions for the global market. Under the agreement, employees, IP, sensor products and solutions and related customers will transfer from ams to the joint venture, while Wise Road Capital will provide its expert joint venture guidance, deep market knowledge and strength in channel and customer relationships, especially in China.
22nd March 2019

The semiconductor market decline in 2019

The semiconductor market decline in 2019
The global semiconductor market grew 13.7% in 2018, according to World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS). Each year, Semiconductor Intelligence review semiconductor forecasts and compare them to the final WSTS data. The company use projections which were publicly released from late 2017 through early 2018, prior to the release of January 2018 WSTS data in March 2018. These forecasts ranged from 5.9% from Mike Cowan to 21.3% from Future Horizons.
22nd March 2019

Mouser adds edge computing solutions line

Mouser adds edge computing solutions line
Mouser Electronics has sealed a global distribution agreement with krtkl (pronounced critical), a provider of high-performance, low-power embedded hardware and software for edge computing applications ranging from mechatronics and automation to computer vision and remote sensing. Through the agreement, Mouser now stocks three krtkl products, including its popular embedded platform, snickerdoodle.
21st March 2019

Virtual personal trainer provides real time audio feedback

Virtual personal trainer provides real time audio feedback
Leveraging years of building health and fitness applications, including a popular back pain app, digital therapeutics pioneer Kaia Health has launched Kaia Personal Trainer. According to the company, it is the world’s first full-body virtual personal trainer which tracks exercises, creates personalised fitness plans, counts reps and provides real time audio feedback.
21st March 2019


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Hannover Fair 2019
1st April 2019
Germany Hannover
The Security Event 2019
9th April 2019
United Kingdom NEC, Birmingham
Ceramics Expo 2019
29th April 2019
United States of America International Exposition Center (I-X Center)
Electronics & Applications 2019
14th May 2019
Netherlands Jaarbeurs Utrecht Hall 7 Jaarbeursplein
Agile for Automotive 2019
15th May 2019
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