Counterfeit Vulnerability: We’re All in the Same Boat

Smith & Associates recently compiled the full report of responses from this year’s annual Global Supply Chain Survey, which considers a number of core topics that shape the semiconductor and electronics industry, including: challenges and concerns, component demand trends,  counterfeit vulnerability and mitigation strategies, sustainability, influential technologies, and the role of independent distributors. Among the…

HSBC: U.S. Technology Will Lead Export Growth

It might be hard to reconcile U.S. export optimism against  factors such as offshoring, but HSBC finds trade optimism among U.S. business leaders is at an all-time high. Moreover, according to HSBC analysis,  the U.S. is positioned to retain its dominance as a global technology export leader, including in industrial machinery, for the next  20…

Huawei Lauds Spansion’s Green Efforts

Spansion Inc. (NYSE: CODE), a global leader in embedded systems solutions, has been awarded Huawei Green Certification in recognition of Spansion’s ability to ensure product content and manufacturing processes meet or exceed Huawei’s stringent green requirements. The certification is given following a strict qualification process and is valid for two years. This new certification from…

RS Components in Exclusive Deal With Red Pitaya

RS Components( http://www.rs-components.com/index.html ) (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc( http://www.electrocomponents.com ) (LSE:ECM), the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has signed an exclusive agreement with Red Pitaya, an important new contender in the test and measurement arena, to distribute the fledgling company’s first ground-breaking product: a single board, open…

PAN1740 Available at Avnet EM

Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announces the availability of the PAN1740, the next-generation Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) module with reduced form factor, significantly lower power consumption, embedded BLE stack and profile from Panasonic Industrial Devices Sales Company of America, the advanced industrial components and electronic devices sales…

Freescale Brings Kinetis to Auto Market

Longtime automotive silicon pioneer Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE:FSL) is continuing to drive market innovation with the announcement that its ARM®-based Kinetis series of microcontrollers (MCUs) is being introduced into the automotive market. Building on its legacy of automotive MCU leadership and leveraging a revolutionary new development environment, the new Kinetis EA series is designed to dramatically…