IoT a ‘Game Changer’ in Logistics

Although there is always a base of users that want “cool” technology, utility is usually the driver of widespread adoption. The Internet of Things (IoT) is being touted as a solution to many problems, including the interconnectivity of the supply chain. Companies such as E2Open and GT Nexus have developed platforms that allow members of…

PC Market Slump is Good and Bad News for Purchasing

A purchasing professional serving a PC manufacturer today has very little to complain about. Component supplies are plentiful and prices keep trending in one direction: downward. The latest financial results from Intel Corp. and Advanced Micro Devices Inc., the biggest vendors of PC microprocessors, were dismal – for the chipmakers. At Intel, sales in the…

What Nokia Should Really be Buying: a Chinese Rival

Nokia Corp. should be buying China’s ZTE Corp. and not Alcatel-Lucent SA, which it this week agreed to buy for $16.6 billion. If approved by regulators and shareholders such a deal would be transformative and open up new growth vistas across the industry, potentially sparking a flurry of East-West and West-East mergers and acquisitions. The…

Mouser Stocking BME280 Humidity and Pressure Sensor

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the BME280 Humidity and Pressure Sensor from Bosch Sensortec. The BME280 combines a digital humidity sensor, pressure sensor, and temperature sensor in one package. This sensor provides an extremely fast response time and high overall accuracy over a…

Zytronic Opens Asia Office

Leading developer and manufacturer of advanced projected capacitive touch screen solutions, Zytronic, has opened its first direct office in Asia. The Taiwanese Representative Office of Zytronic Displays Limited (ZDL) in Taipei has been established to build on the success of the company’s Projected Capacitive Technology (PCTTM) family. It will be managed by Chris Su who…

Element14 Adds Freescale 9-axis sensor platform shield

Element14 has announced the addition of the Freescale 9-axis sensor platform shield to its extensive portfolio of technology products, which includes the biggest range of development kits available globally from one single source. This new easy-to-use 9-axis Freescale Sensor Solution, FRDM-STBC-AGM01, features three of the latest sensing technologies incorporated on one board and has been…