Waterproof fans keep out moisture and dust Product News 11/22/2005 Post a comment Sunon, Inc. has introduced a new family of waterproof fans for a variety of harsh environments. Manufactured in compliance with RoHS/lead-free materials and processes, these dust-proof and water-spray proof models meet or exceed requirements per IEC 60529 specifications including IP-55 and IP-21 standards and sizes.
Switch makers focus on developing RoHS-compliant products Product News 11/21/2005 Post a comment Ahead of pending environmental legislation including the upcoming European Union's Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive that bans the use of six substances including lead, switch manufacturers have significantly ramped up the transition of their product lines this year to RoHS-compliant or lead-free versions to meet these global environmental initiatives.
Switch embeds two LEDs in any color combo Product News 11/18/2005 Post a comment CIT Relay & Switch offers a new series of ultra-subminiature bi-color illuminated switches that incorporate two independent LEDs in any color combination of red, green, yellow, or blue. The surface-mount NL series switches with a 2-mm height are designed for use with other low-profile, surface-mount components in space-constrained applications.
Keypad tact switches target handheld devices Product News 11/16/2005 Post a comment ITT Electronic Components has launched a new series of low-profile, keypad tactile switches that combine performance, usability and long life for handheld device applications such as PDAs, smart phones, MP3 players, cameras and key fobs. They can also be used in systems that require a customized keyboard interface.
ECA says Q4 orders strong so far News & Analysis 11/14/2005 Post a comment The monthly order index compiled by the industry association Electronic Components, Assemblies & Materials Association (ECA) began the fourth quarter on an up note, as October numbers continued the strong performance that began in July.
Tactile switch offers ultra-low-profile Product News 11/11/2005 Post a comment CIT Relay & Switch has introduced a new series of surface-mount tactile switches that provide designers with an ultra-low-profile. The new RoHS-compliant CS1204 series of momentary-action switches feature 0.8-mm (CS1204) and 1.5-mm (CS1204a) actuator height profiles.
Slide switches supply more choices Product News 11/4/2005 Post a comment CIT Relay & Switch has launched a new series of RoHS-compliant subminiature slide switches. The new 1000 Series is available in both single pole/double throw (SPDT) and double pole/double throw (DPDT) versions.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.