Advanced MP Hosts Counterfeit Mitigation Workshop

San Clemente, Calif. – Advanced MP Technology, Inc., an industry leader in the electronic components distribution  & enhanced supply chain services for over 35 years, is hosting an on-site Counterfeit Components Workshop in collaboration with IDEA and taught by EPTAC on Oct 27th, 2014 at its global headquarters in San Clemente, California.

: Distribution, Regulatory |

Fitbit Won’t Work With HealthKit Because of Apple Watch

A few weeks ago, Fitbit publicly admitted that it had no plans to follow the growing crowd of fitness trackers and apps that are rushing to integrate with Apple’s HealthKit and Health app. In response, it seems, Apple has pulled Fitbit devices from its retail stores. And now we know why — because Fitbit is building a device that will compete directly with the upcoming Apple Watch.

: Wearables

China ODM services aim to cut costs and expand handset lineups

Low-priced, high-specification handsets are continuing to be focus for handset vendors in China, with Xiaomi, Coolpad and Huawei Device expected to push segment in 2015 in order to combat competition from international vendors.

: ODM, Telecom

Asustek expects at least NT$2B in profits from handset business in 2015

Asustek Computer expects its handset shipments to grow dramatically to 16 million units in 2015, helping its profits from the business line to reach at least NT$2 billion in the year, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

: Data, Telecom

Acuity Brands expansion to add 700 jobs in Atlanta

Acuity Brands Inc. will add 700 jobs over the next five years at locations in DeKalb and Rockdale counties.

: Industrial

US DOE announces $10m funding opportunity for solid-state lighting R&D

As part of the Obama Administration’s effort to cut energy waste and double energy productivity by 2030, the US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced solid-state lighting (SSL) research & development funding opportunity (DE-FOA-0001171, ‘Solid-State Lighting Advanced Technology R&D – 2015’), under which a total of up to $10m in funding will be directed toward all three existing DOE SSL R&D program areas:

: Industrial

TDK develops wireless charging for electric vehicles

TOKYO — Japanese electronic components maker TDK has developed a wireless charging system for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, which it hopes will be in use around 2018.

: Auto/Trans |