Price Cuts Shake Up LED Hierarchy

Declining prices are always a good news/bad news scenario in the electronics components industry. Buyers win when prices dip, but vendors have a hard time meeting revenue and profit goals. After experiencing a fall to the bottom and a price slump in LED during 2012-2013, quite a few LED enterprises have been forced to go…

CDM Electronics Stocks Verizon-Approved Products

CDM Electronics, a premier authorized distributor of electronic connectors and cables, today announced the availability of a broad range of Times Microwave Systems’ coaxial cable assemblies, sweep leads, test leads, loads and adapters that are approved by Verizon Wireless® Network Maintenance Engineering. The cable assemblies include the plenum-certified  SPP™ Series of low loss, low PIM…

TTI Offers Weidmuller Omnimate in Europe

TTI, Inc., the world’s leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components, is now offering device connectivity specialist Weidmüller’s OMNIMATE® technology in Europe, including OMNIMATE® Signal, OMNIMATE® Power and OMNIMATE® Housings.  This wide product range is modular and flexible, suits diverse applications in many product sectors, and offers ease of design-in as well…

Freescale/NXP Merger a Positive For Purchasing

Mergers always create some uncertainty in the supply chain. When two suppliers come together, such as  NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) and Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd., it’s usually a positive for buyers. Instead of dealing with two vendors, purchasing is now dealing with one. The same is true for distribution partners – most of the time.…

Alliance Memory, Digi-Key Supply Legacy Micron SDRAMs

San Carlos, Calif. — Alliance Memory recently announced that its 32M x 16 MT48LC32M16A2P-75: C (commercial temperature), 32M x 16 MT48LC32M16A2P-75 IT:C (industrial temperature), 64M x 8 MT48LC64M8A2P-75:C (commercial temperature), and 64M x 8 MT48LC64M8A2P-75 IT:C (industrial temperature) 512M synchronous DRAM (SDRAM) devices — which the company recently acquired from Micron Semiconductor the rights and license…

Semiconductor Industry Posts Record January Sales

Washington — The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $28.5 billion for the month of January 2015, the industry’s highest-ever January total and an increase of 8.7 percent from January 2014 when sales were $26.3 billion. Global sales from January 2015 were 2 percent lower than the December 2014 total of $29.1…

AVX Offers High Temp Solutions Catalog

Greenville, S.C. – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced its first applications-based catalog, the new High Temperature Solutions catalog, which provides engineers with detailed information about the various passive component solutions that AVX specifically designs, manufactures, and qualifies for exceptional performance in high temperature applications up to 250°C, including…