distributors

Traceability: A Counterfeiting Panacea or a Cure?

Discussions regarding counterfeit electronics components almost inevitably come around to finger-pointing: if a bogus part enters the supply chain it is distribution’s fault; or independent distribution’s; or the buyer’s; or a situation that require buyers to go outside the authorized channel; or COTS programs; or an EMS. Original component manufacturers (OCMs) and OEMs are rarely involved in…

Amphenol Qualifies 2nd Plant for Class L Connectors

Sidney, N.Y. — Amphenol Aerospace (NYSE: APH), a global leader in interconnect technologies, has qualified Amphenol India as a second manufacturing source for their MIL-DTL-22992 Class L connectors. The second manufacturing source gives Amphenol Aerospace an additional cost-effective way to supply their mil-spec qualified heavy duty power connectors to the military ground and support equipment markets.…

Nokia Renews Makeover Efforts with $16.6B Alcatel-Lucent Deal

Nokia Corp. is intensifying efforts to transform the company’s operations with an agreement to acquire French-American telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent SA for about $16.6 billion. The deal is in continuation of a reorganization exercise that culminated almost one year ago in the sale of the Finnish company’s mobile handset division to Microsoft Corp. for $7.2…

TE Connectivity Awards Distributors

TE Connectivity (TE) (NYSE: TEL), a world leader in connectivity, presented its 2014 Electronic Distributor Awards during its recent Global Distribution Summit in San Francisco, California. The annual awards recognize TE’s highest-performing distribution partners based on sales growth, market share growth, customer growth and business plan performance. TE presented the 2014 Electronic Global Distributor of…

Mouser Signs Global Pact With Traco

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it has entered into a global distribution agreement and partnership with Traco Electronic Co. Ltd. a leading power supply specialist and global leader with more than 35 years’ experience designing and manufacturing high quality power conversion products. TRACO’s power…

Element14 Expands MOSFET Portfolio

Element14 has added to its extensive range of MOSFET drivers the ACPL-K30T from Avago Technologies, one of the world’s leading supplier of analog interface components for wireless, wireline, storage and industrial applications. An optocoupler-based photovoltaic driver device, ACPL-K30T features high ESD rating and fast turn-off time, and is compatible with a wide selection of AEC-Q101…

Mouser Stocking MSP-EXP432P401R LaunchPad Evaluation Kit

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the MSP-EXP432P401R LaunchPad Evaluation Kit from Texas Instruments (TI). This new TI LaunchPad is an easy-to-use rapid-prototyping kit for TI’s new MSP432P401R microcontrollers featuring 256KBytes of Flash and 64K of SRAM. The new TI MSP432™ microcontroller family is based on a low power ARM® Cortex‑M4F and draws as little as…

Atmel Gets Smart Metering Nod

Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch technology solutions, today announced the company is the first to receive the PRIME (PoweRline Intelligent Metering Evolution) v1.4 Profile 2 certification for the Atmel | SMART SAM4CP16B and ATPL230A smart metering solutions. The certification extends Atmel’s leadership and commitment to delivering state-of-the-art connectivity solutions and…