SanDisk Spins out NexGen Storage

SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK), a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced that it has completed the spin-out of the company’s ioContro solutions business. The ioControl solutions business, which was acquired by SanDisk as part of the acquisition of Fusion-io earlier this year, develops hybrid storage appliances that combine PCIe flash storage with traditional hard…

Mouser Adds Murata Bluetooth SMART Module

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the Type ZY Bluetooth SMART Module from Murata. Marketed as one of the most compact and ultra-low-power consumption Bluetooth SMART modules in the industry, the Murata Type ZY Module conforms to the Bluetooth® low-energy (BLE) v4.1 standard, and includes built-in protocol stacks required…

Avnet Launches WiLink Adaptor

Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today released the WiLink™ 8 Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth® and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Pmod Adaptor, a small adaptor card that facilitates the use of Texas Instruments WL1835MODCOM8 (2.4 GHz) and WL1837MODCOM8I (5.0 GHz) wireless evaluation boards for adding Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy capabilities…

Marvell Launches Smart Home Cloud Center

CES  – Las Vegas — Marvell has launched its Smart Home Cloud Center, touted as the first highly integrated and scalable smart home cloud solution for mobile internet and Internet of Things. The platform combines multiple Marvell products and technologies into one integrated solution for the smart home, allowing mobile devices to have full control of smart devices such as…

Broadcom Delivers 5G Wi-Fi Chips, SoCs

CES – Las Vegas – Broadcom Corporation has expanded its portfolio of 5G Wi-Fi chips and system-on-chip (SoC) devices for mass market retail routers, wireless cable/DSL/PON gateways and set-top boxes (STBs). The new 802.11ac offerings enable OEMs to design products that meet consumer demand for streaming HD content wirelessly across multiple devices in the home, said…

Toshiba Launches 12-W Receiver IC

CES – Las Vegas – Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) has introduced the TC7765WBG wireless power receiver controller IC for wireless charging of tablet devices. Managing the 12-watt power transfer necessary for wireless charging of tablets, and compatible with the Qi low-power specification version 1.1 defined by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), the TC7765WBG offers a comparable…

Another Year, Another Counterfeit Case

Another year, another counterfeiter. The United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut announced in December that component distributor Jeffrey Warga, 61, of North Kingstown, R.I., waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty before a U.S. District Judge in Hartford to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. What is particularly notable about this…

Broadcom Unveils Range of Products at CES

CES – Las Vegas — At the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, announced a range of new innovations optimized to enhance connectivity in the home, on-the-go and on-the-road. New product announcements include the world’s first DOCSIS 3.1 offering, new…