Mouser Stocks Silicon Labs Si826x Isolated Gate Drivers

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking Silicon Labs’ new Si826x digital isolated gate drivers, which provide pin-compatible, drop-in upgrades for standard opto-coupled drivers. Silicon Labs’ Si826 digital drivers provide superior common-mode transient immunity, more robust performance, and greater reliability than opto-drivers. These low-power devices are ideal for applications such as high-power motor control that require…

ABI Research Assesses NFC IC Vendors

NXP, Inside Secure, and STMicroelectronics were judged to be the top rated vendors of NFC ICs in ABI Research’s Competitive Assessment.  Companies were scored for eight key criteria under the categories of Implementation and Innovation across both NFC modems/controllers and secure elements. NXP ranked in first position overall and topped the Implementation category.  It was…

Vishay Buys Resistor Maker MCB Industrie S.A.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., one of the world’s largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors and passive electronic components,  has announced the acquisition of MCB Industrie S.A., a manufacturer of specialty resistors for professional market segments. The purchase price was approximately EUR 17 million or approximately $23 million. MCB Industrie S.A. resistors are used as motion sensors in…

Digi-Key Stocks GeneSiC’s Schottky Rectifiers

Global electronic  components distributor Digi-Key Corp., the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced an agreement to serve as exclusive distributor of the latest low-capacitance silicon carbide (SiC) Schottky rectifiers from GeneSiC Semiconductor. These innovative rectifiers are specifically targeted  towards voltage multiplier circuits and high voltage assemblies used in a wide range of x-ray, laser,…

Future is Littelfuse Top 2012 Volume Distributor

Littelfuse,  Inc., the global leader in circuit protection, has named Future Electronics its Volume Distributor of the Year for 2012. Littelfuse  presented the award to Future Electronics, a global leader in electronics distribution, at the recent 2013 Electronic Distribution Show (EDS) in Las Vegas, Nevada. “In 2012, Future Electronics delivered exceptional performance and  played an integral role in our achievements…