Thermal printheads tout high-speed printing with long life, high reliability Product News 8/29/2005 Post a comment ROHM Electronics has introduced its new NE3002-WA30A (2-in. model) and NE3004-WA30A (4-in. model) thin-film thermal printheads for high-speed printing applications. The new thermal printheads feature an ultra-hard protection film and a proprietary step-free design (no step between the heat element and electrode) that deliver lower power consumption, improvements in anti-corrosion capabilities of the electrode, and reduced scratching.
Industrial switches are RoHS compliant Product News 8/29/2005 Post a comment EAO has announced that its Series 44 industrial control switches meet the European Union's Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive, which restricts the use of hazardous substances in electronic equipment.
NEMA 4X box allows easy access Product News 8/23/2005 Post a comment Bud Industries has developed a new NEMA 4X die-cast box with a hinged cover that allows for easy access without risking damage to the cover or exposing internal components to the environment.
Mini switch targets WLAN Product News 8/23/2005 Post a comment M/A-COM, a business unit of Tyco Electronics, has designed a RoHS-compliant DPDT switch for use in wireless LAN (WLAN) applications that require individual path control, low insertion loss, high isolation and a small size at a low cost.
Air Liquide hikes U.S. prices, cites diesel, security costs News & Analysis 8/16/2005 Post a comment LONDON — Air Liquide Electronics U.S. LP, said Tuesday (Aug. 16) that it would immediately remove discounts and raise its prices for chemical and gas products in liquid and gaseous forms by between 10 percent and 15 percent, depending on product and supply conditions.
New SCRs and triacs boast high current Product News 8/12/2005 Post a comment Crydom Corp. has expanded its product portfolio with the addition of two new series of high current silicon controlled rectifiers (SCR) and three new series of high current triac/alternistors. With the new product additions, the company now offers a wide range of SCRs with current ratings from 15 A to 55 A, and triacs from 6 A to 40 A in the popular TO-220AB package with lead-free finishes on all connections.
Plastic boxes suit portable handheld equipment Product News 8/5/2005 Post a comment Bud Industries, Inc. has expanded its Grabber style handheld enclosure line with the new Grabber - Style I for portable handheld equipment. The Grabber - Style I is a uniquely shaped enclosure with an ergonomic design unlike most other enclosures, said the company.
High power relays replace sole-source devices at lower cost Product News 8/5/2005 Post a comment GIGAVAC has developed two new high voltage relays to replace another vendor's previously sole sourced KC-20 and KC-22 relays for applications where customers have form-fit issues and cannot design in another relay. The company also said the new G20 and G22 replacement relays cost about 40% less than the K20 and K22 devices.
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.