Switch designed for multiple apps Product News 2/27/2004 Post a comment ITT Industries, Cannon has introduced two- and four- way switches that are designed for long life, excellent tactile feedback and silent operation for use in a broad range of applications.
Ceramic piezoelectric speakers designed for ultra-slim apps News & Analysis 2/26/2004 Post a comment Taiyo Yuden (U.S.A.), Inc. says its new MLS series of 0.7-mm thick multilayer ceramic piezoelectric speakers are 30% to 50% lighter and consumes up to 50% less power than standard dynamic speakers. Touted as the industry's thinnest speaker, the MLS is compact enough for installation in confined spaces down to 1.0 mm, making it suitable for use in next-generation, ultra-slim portable electronic devices.
Your click counts Blog 2/25/2004 Post a comment Steve Ohr is nothing if not enthusiastic about publishing engineering design articles and showcasing new products on the web, and then counting the clicks they generate. "It puts you in touch with your readers," he suggests. But just think what an online product showcase can do in conjunction with a new tradeshow venue. Help us pick the most dramatic new product introductions, he bids.
Electronic knobs available in space-saving shapes Product News 2/17/2004 Post a comment Elma Electronics has expanded its electronic knob line with new bell-shaped and top hat designs in two finishes. The 16-mm knobs are available in soft touch or hard plastic versions with a choice of several indicator line orientations.
Reed relays available in ultra-mini package Product News 2/11/2004 Post a comment Coto Technology has introduced three ultra-miniature, surface-mount reed switches for space-constrained medical and telecommunications applications. The RI-80SMD series, rated at 5 W, is available in a J-lead version or two different gull-wing configurations.
Microelectronic relay boosts performance Product News 2/6/2004 Post a comment Delivering 75% lower on-resistance and up to 37.5% higher load current capacity than competing devices, the new PVT212 microelectronic relay (MER) from International Rectifier can be used for load switching in industrial controls, telecom line switching and power control and distribution in computer peripherals and instrumentation.
Solid-state relays feature slim design Product News 2/6/2004 Post a comment A new series of LSD PCB-mount, DC solid-state relays from Teledyne Relays combines a thin, compact design for board space savings and a thermally conductive metal base for heat sinking capabilities.
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.