TE Connectivity Releases Standard Board Level Shielding Portfolio

HARRISBURG, Pa. – June 7, 2017 – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, announced today its new standard portfolio of board level shielding (BLS), providing customers with shorter time to market, weight savings, and improved thermal conductivity. In addition to TE’s custom-designed BLS solutions, these BLS products are ideal for 2-in-1 notebooks, game consoles, routers, point of sale (POS) equipment, wireless meters, wearable devices, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, servers, and other applications where weight, thermal performance, and electromagnetic shielding are crucial.

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Vishay Intertechnology High Speed PIN Photodiode Delivers Precise Signal Detection, Enables Slim Sensor Designs for Wearables

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today broadens its optoelectronics portfolio with the introduction of a new high speed silicon PIN photodiode with enhanced sensitivity for visible light. Offered in a compact 5 mm by 4 mm top-view, surface-mount package with a low 0.9 mm profile, the Vishay Semiconductors VEMD5080X01 offers fast switching times and low capacitance for precise signal detection in wearable devices and medical, industrial, and automotive applications.

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STMicroelectronics Peps Up Booming Social-Fitness Scene with Smart Motion Sensors for Better Accuracy, Longer Battery Life, and Faster Time to Market

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and the leading supplier[1] of MEMS[2] sensors for consumer products, is helping social-fitness fans stay motivated with innovative, smart motion sensors that enable always-on tracking applications to run for longer and record progress more accurately.

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New Vishay Intertechnology BiSy 2-Line, Ultra-Low-Capacitance ESD Protection Diode Saves Board Space in Portable Electronics

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today released a new bidirectional symmetrical (BiSy) 2-line ESD protection diode in the ultra-compact LLP1006-3L package for portable electronics. Saving space over solutions in the SOT23 package, the Vishay Semiconductors VBUS05M2-HT1 offers ultra-low capacitance and leakage current for the protection of high-speed data lines against transient voltage signals.

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Free Software from STMicroelectronics Simplifies Detection of Human Activity on Mobile and Wearable Devices

STMicroelectronics has introduced three additions to its Open. MEMS portfolio of free and easy-to-use software libraries for the development of best-in-class motion-sensing applications. The new libraries allow designers to combine the power of ST's world-leading motion-sensing technology with the huge array of price/power/performance options offered by the STM32, the world's most popular ARM® Cortex®-M 32-bit microcontroller family. This provides an ideal route to implementing contextual awareness in mobile, wearable, and IoT (Internet of Things) applications.

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