Avnet, Zarlink ink distribution deal Product News 12/31/2007 Post a comment Avnet Electronics Marketing and Zarlink Semiconductor have entered into a global distribution agreement that allows the distributor to sell Zarlink's optical and telecommunications products.
Selco expands value-added services Product News 12/31/2007 Post a comment Selco Products has expanded its value-added services department to meet OEM demand for fully assembled, ready-to-install customized thermal components in a variety of configurations.
Terrestrial digital radio goes mobile Product News 12/31/2007 Post a comment At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, HD Radio developer iBiquity will show new features for the terrestrial digital radio format, such as an iTunes "tagging" feature that makes it easier to purchase music, while touting low-power chip support and reference designs tailored to move the HD Radio platform into portable devices.
Headers meet RoHS reflow processes Product News 12/28/2007 Post a comment Molex Inc. has introduced its Mini-Fit RTC (RoHS Temperature Capable) headers, aimed at mid-range power applications that require high-density and current-carrying capability.
NTIA approves Philips converter boxes for coupon program Product News 12/26/2007 Post a comment Philips announced today that the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has approved three set-top digital-to-analog converter boxes to its list of coupon-eligible tuners. The three new converter boxes are marketed under the Magnavox and Philco brands.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times