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posted in June 2007
Mini pushbutton switches target low-cost designs
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6/28/2007   Post a comment
NKK Switches has reduced the cost of its MB2000 and MB2400 series miniature pushbuttons, making them suitable for low-cost designs.
Robust hard disk drives enable the new digital automobile
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6/28/2007   Post a comment
Able to withstand hundreds of g's shock loads at temperature extremes, HDDs look to further the explosive growth of automotive digital content.
1U MicroTCA box features up to 10 modules
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6/15/2007   Post a comment
Elma Electronic has unveiled its MicroBox 1U MicroTCA solution developed in cooperation with MicroBlade. The MicroBox features a small form factor, advanced cooling features and several module options.
Hall-effect switch delivers low power consumption for mobile devices
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6/13/2007   Post a comment
The MLX90248 Hall-effect switch from Melexis delivers low power consumption in an ultra-thin QFN package for mobile handsets.
Comair Rotron enters global pact with Mouser
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6/13/2007   Post a comment
Call it a solution to global warming of a different sort. Comair Rotron, a leading manufacturer of thermal-management products, is launching a worldwide expansion of its sales channel by adding Mouser Electronics Inc. as a global distributor of its computer cooling devices.
Tactile switch offers right-angle design
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6/12/2007   Post a comment
E-Switch has introduced a tactile switch with LED illumination in a right-angle design. The TL1260 illuminated tact switch is available in multiple LED colors.
Metal pushbutton switch beefs up environmental protection
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6/11/2007   Post a comment
Schurter expands its MSM series of metal pushbutton switches to include an IP67-protected contact system for applications where high humidity occurs or water leaks into the housing.
CR-type cooling fan targets servers, power supplies
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6/7/2007   Post a comment
Sanyo Denki introduced a counter-rotating cooling fan which measures 80 x 80-mm thick. Available in 12 V, S-speed and H-speed models, the San Ace 80CR series DC cooling fans are designed for use in servers, storage systems, communications equipment, power supplies and industrial machinery.
Nu Horizons continues European expansion
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6/7/2007   Post a comment
Electronic component distributor Nu Horizons Electronics Corp. has bought, for $2.7 million in cash, Dacom-Süd Electronic Vertriebs GmbH, a franchised electronic component distributor, based in Munich, Germany.
Rotary encoder detects rotational angle, vertical distance and magnetic tilt
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6/6/2007   Post a comment
austriamicrosystems expands its magnetic rotary encoder IC family with the introduction of the AS5046. This 12-bit resolution magnetic rotary encoder detects rotational angle, vertical distance and magnetic tilt for contactless, multi-axis human interface devices.


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