Avnet’s Fay: Hynix Fire Exposes Supply Chain Vulnerability

For years now I have been advocating the importance of having a comprehensive and proactive risk management strategy to protect the continuity of the supply chain when a disruption occurs. And though I believe that there is indeed a greater awareness of the importance of risk management, the apparent panic ignited by the recent Hynix…

Digi-Key to Distribute Sauris

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced the signing of a global distribution agreement with Sauris GmbH, a leading manufacturer of development tools and kits featuring Texas Instruments’ C2000/5000/6000, DaVinci, Sitara, OMAP, and ARM processors. Sauris GmbH, based in Munich, Germany, designs, develops, and…

TE Connectivity Joins Optical Ethernet Effort

TE Connectivity, a world leader in connectivity, has joined the Terabit Optical Ethernet Center (TOEC) research center at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) as its newest affiliate member. The company joins other industry affiliates Google Inc., Verizon, Intel, Agilent Technologies and Rockwell Collins Inc. TOEC is working on developing the technology necessary for…

Richardson RFPD Stocks TriQuint GaN MMIC

Richardson RFPD, Inc. today announced immediate availability and full design support capabilities for a new high performance GaN power doubler MMIC from TriQuint. The TAT9988 is an ultra-linear, packaged GaN amplifier intended for output stage amplification in CATV infrastructure applications. It features a push-pull cascode design, which provides flat gain along with ultra-low distortion, making…

Hathaway Selects STMicroelectronics Chips

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and a top player in ICs for digital TVs and set-top boxes (STB), today announced that Hathway, a leading cable Multi-System Operator (MSO) in India with more than 6 million digital subscribers has chosen ST’s highly integrated systems-on-chips (SoC) to…

Chip Makers Align in Automotive Market

With the PC market in decline and government budgets in sequestration, the automotive market is a bright spot for component makers. The electronics content in all types of vehicles is expected to increase significantly as car makers woo customers with advanced safety features and infotainment offerings. This week,  Freescale Semiconductor Japan Ltd. and ROHM Co.…

RS Components Honored in China

 RS Components( http://www.rs-components.com/index.html ), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc( http://www.electrocomponents.com ) (LSE:ECM), the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, was awarded the ‘Top Electronic Components User Satisfaction Award’ in HC360.com’s ‘Top 10 Awards’ in China. This award is a mark of recognition of RS Components’ presence and market performance in…