Ultra-slim SSR targets industrial and appliance apps Product News 11/25/2003 Post a comment Fujitsu Components America, Inc. offers a new ultra-slim solid-state relay (SSR) for industrial and appliance applications such as PLCs, process controls, remote switching, air conditioners, vending machines and photocopiers. Designed for high-density PC-board mounting, the new FTR-SL is a 1A, SIP-type SSR that measures 5 mm (W) x 28 mm (L) x 15 mm (H). The device is pin-compatible with Fujitsu's existing FTR-LY electromechanical relay.
Advanced Test Equipment Can Shorten Time To Market For New Fiber Optic Communication Gear News & Analysis 11/21/2003 Post a comment The recent battering of optical network and related stocks, along with those of other technology companies, belies the underlying fundamentals of the communications industry. In the face of financial turbulence and consolidations, the long-term outlook for optical networking remains positive. Capacity expansions for opto devices are being coupled with vigorous cost reduction efforts to help bring down component and system prices, which the industry recognizes as a necessity.
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.