Component Trends: Movement in Leadtimes & Pricing

There’s been a little movement in component lead times and prices since the end of the third quarter, according to Avnet Electronics Marketing’s Market & Technology Trends report for the month of December. In discrete semiconductors, logic and memory products, leadtimes are beginning to stretch and prices are inching up from the prior month. In discretes,…

Richardson RFPD Supports M/A-COM

Richardson RFPD, Inc. today announces immediate availability and full design support capabilities for two devices for 802.11ac applications from M/A-COM Technology Solutions (MACOM). The MAMF-010614 is a multi-function MMIC that includes a single-pole, double-throw (SPDT) switch and low noise amplifier (LNA) with bypass mode for the receive (Rx) path. The new front-end module (FEM) delivers…

Astute Closes Record Year

 Astute Networks Inc., the leading provider of Networked Flash™ appliances, today announced that 2013 marked a year of record achievement for the company.  Demand for its ViSX™ all-flash storage, application performance acceleration solution, reached an all-time high, particularly across key vertical markets including healthcare, education, manufacturing, federal government and military; while the company also enjoyed…

Distributors Invest as Engineers & Buyers Go Online

In a recent article, Avnet Inc. Electronics Marketing Global President Gerry Fay outlined the company’s strategic move to transition more of its offerings online. Fay cited the move as driven by customer preferences: “The idea behind our Web-engagement is that customers want real-time information and we can provide this online.” Avnet’s decision underscores a dramatic…