ECIAauthorized.com Adds Search Widget

 The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) now offers its manufacturer members a “Distributor Stock Search” (DSS) widget to use in conjunction with the authorized electronic components inventory search site ECIAauthorized.com. When placed on the manufacturer’s website, the widget allows customers to easily find parts from authorized distributors. “This new enhancement offers our manufacturer members a…

RFMD to Sell UK Chip Facility to Compound Photonics

 RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq:RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency solutions, announced an agreement to sell its Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) semiconductor manufacturing facility in Newton Aycliffe, in the U.K. to Phoenix-based Compound Photonics. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction and product transition are expected to provide…

Element14 Rolls Out More Passives in Asia-Pacific

Element14 has introduced 8,000 SKUs of the most essential high-performance capacitors, resistors and varistors from leading global suppliers AVX, Epcos, Kemet, Multicomp, Panasonic, Vishay and more. These are available in full reels for use in electronics manufacturing and design, and compatible for use with modern tape-fed placement units. A comprehensive selection of the latest products…

Avnet EM Celebrates One Year of ZedBoard

Happy anniversary, ZedBoard! The ZedBoard, from Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has turned a year old. Since its original release, the popular community-oriented development kit for the Xilinx, Inc. Zynq®-7000 All Programmable (AP) SoC has hit numerous milestones. Download the infographic here. “Over the past year, we’ve enabled thousands…

Taiwan’s PV Cell Shipments Increase

Investigated by global market intelligence organization TrendForce’s research division EnergyTrend, despite the persistence of the global trade wars, Taiwan’s PV cell demand continued to increase in 1H13 compared with that in 1H12. The amount of shipment reached 3.2GW and the growth rate turned out to be 6.7%. Under the influence of Europe’s subsidy reduction and…

Flextronics Establishes Product-Accelerator Program

 Flextronics has announced that it has created an accelerator business that will provide a broad range of support to early-stage game-changing, disruptive technology companies incorporating hardware and software innovation. Lab IX is co-located in Milpitas, California, with Flextronics’ Product Innovation Center that was announced earlier this year. Lab IX offers office and shop space, new product…