TE Bets Big on Sensors

TE Connectivity Inc. said it has reached an agreement to purchase Measurement Specialties Inc. for $1.7 billion, bolstering its presence in the sensors market and as part of continuing plans at the company to boost sales and profit via targeted acquisitions and expansion into fast growing segments of the electronics industry. The acquisition represents a…

Apple Dictates MEMS Microphone Market

El Segundo, Calif. — Revolving around the needs of Apple Inc., the global market for microelectromechanical system (MEMS) microphone chips is split into two segments – bare dies and packaged MEMS – that are dominated by two suppliers Knowles Corp. and Infineon Technologies AG, reports IHS Technology. U.S.-based Knowles was the biggest supplier of packaged MEMS…

Component Trends: Discretes on the Move in June

For the third month in a row, leadtimes and prices of discrete components have been on the rise, according to Avnet Electronics Marketing’s Market and Technology Trends report. Lead times for discretes have started to stretch for some packages, according to Avnet product experts, resulting in an uptick in ASPs. There are extended lead times…

Electrocube Adds Peerless

Peerless Electronics Inc., Bethpage New York, is now an authorized stocking distributor for Electrocube. Electrocube manufacturer’s capacitors, RC Networks, custom EMI filters and transformers. Electrocube’s application-oriented design engineering expertise is utilized in dozens of industries from leaders in aerospace and audio to elevators and heavy equipment and medical equipment for a wide range of commercial,…

Coaxial Components Completes ISO9100

Coaxial Components Corp. announces that we recently completed our AS9100 audit and we are being recommended for our certification/registration by NSF. We will have our certificate in a few short weeks. AS9100 Certification is a prestigious certification requiring companies to demonstrate the capability to meet the demanding, complex and unique requirements of the defense and…

IoT and Wearables Spurring Supply Chain Momentum

Earlier this month, COMPUTEX 2014 in Taipei, Taiwan, was  proof positive that the dawn of wearable computing and a next level of ubiquity is here. From the trade show floor to keynotes and casual conversations throughout the week, the momentum and commitment to real progress for wearables was clear all along the semiconductor and electronics…

Avnet Exec Presents at CEST

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that Pascal Fernandez, vice president of Avnet Velocity, EMEA, will present a case study on collaborative supply chains at the 10th Annual Advancing S&OP to Integrated Business Planning Conference. The event takes place June 25-27, 2014, at the Steigenberger Hotel in Berlin. During his session…

X-Factor Adds Avnet Embedded

X-Factor Communications, a premium provider of digital signage, enterprise messaging and alerts software today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement for the delivery of new and unique turnkey digital signage, mobile and enterprise communications products and services to customers in the Americas with Avnet Embedded, a division of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a…