RFMW Supporting TriQuint

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for two new 6-bit phase shifters from TriQuint. Both the TGP2105-SM and TGP2107-SM offer 360 degree coverage with 5.625 degree LSB. Supporting X and Ku bands, the TGP2105-SM and TGP2107-SM span 6-18GHz and offer <10dB insertion loss. Input IP3 is >41dBm and both phase shifters P1dB compression points…

RS Components Supports 3D Printing

RS Components, the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has signed a landmark distribution agreement with RepRapPro Ltd that will deliver affordable, open-source, self-replicating 3D printing technology to engineers worldwide. The completion of the deal coincides with the launch of the RepRapPro Ormerod low cost 3D printer, which is available first…

Fay Takes the Helm: What’s next for Avnet EM?

Gerry Fay takes on the role of global president at Avnet Inc.’s Electronics Marketing (EM) group at an interesting time in distribution’s history. The rampant consolidation of the 1990s has tapered off; offshoring has been around for a few years; and electronics continue to proliferate in new applications and new markets. But the market is…

Avnet Hosts Power Forum

Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), is hosting the fourth annual Power Forum, with on-demand, in-depth, free webinars for designers of all levels. The industry’s leading power technology suppliers have come together to address challenging design topics, look at top market trends and find solutions that can be applied…

TDK Buys Entrotech Units

Entrotech Inc. announced that TDK Corp. as a global electric components company has agreed to purchase of two entities of entrotech, Inc., a California-based technology materials and product innovator. TDK decided on this purchase for the further expansion and the competitive edge strengthening of its HDD product portfolio. The acquisition was accomplished via TDK’s subsidiary,…

Cree Names Lighting Exec

Cree, Inc.  announces the appointment of Norbert Hiller as Executive Vice President Lighting, effective immediately. Hiller brings more than two decades of commercial and operational LED lighting leadership to his new role. Hiller has served as Cree’s Executive Vice President LEDs since October 2011. “Cree has become the industry leader in LED lighting over the…

TowerJazz Partners With China’s Shanghai ICC

TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader, today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Shanghai ICC, launching an exclusive partnership to offer Shanghai ICC’s customers TowerJazz’s technical and manufacturing capabilities using its mixed-signal CMOS and power technologies, while expanding TowerJazz’s business opportunities in China. Shanghai ICC is a non-profit group formed by…