Arrow Defies Currency Headwind

Arrow Electronics Inc. faced a good news/bad news conundrum in the latest quarter. European sales soared but with the euro slumping against the dollar, the distributor found itself reporting negative growth for the region. Strip out currency fluctuations, though, and Arrow executives could easily have boasted that they exceeded sales expectations. The dollar’s climb against…

Advanced MP Participates in ERAI Conference

San Clemente, Calif. – Advanced MP Technology, Inc. (AMPT), an industry leader in the electronic component distribution, had their executive management team, sales manager and quality manager participate in the two-day ERAI Executive Conference in San Diego from April 22nd to April 23rd. Themed “Supply Chain Security: A Moving Target”, this year’s ERAI Executive Conference…

TI Tech Cuts Battery-Charge Time by 60%

Dallas, Tex. – Texas Instruments (TI) has claimed the industry’s first fully integrated 5-A single-cell lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery-charger circuit with proprietary MaxCharge technology that reduces charge time up to 60 percent compared to existing battery chargers, according to the company. The bq25892 switch-mode charger is said to provide a safer charging experience while still maximizing the benefits…

TTI Promotes Susan Sumners

Fort Worth, Tex. – TTI, Inc. the leading authorized distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components, today announced the promotion of Susan Sumners to Senior Vice President, Information Services. Sumners takes the helm as David Minter, Senior Vice President Business Administration and Information Services, retires from TTI with 32 years of service. In making the…

Richardson RFPD Adds MACOM GaAs Power Amplifier

Geneva, Ill. – Richardson RFPD, Inc. announced today the availability and full design support capabilities for a new GaAs power amplifier from M/A-COM Technology Solutions. The MAAP-011022 high power balanced amplifier operates from 2.7 to 3.0 GHz, provides 7W of pulsed power, and is designed to operate at an 8% duty cycle. The new amplifier provides rugged performance…

TE Connectivity Awards TTI

Fort Worth, Texas – May 4, 2015 – TTI, Inc., the leading authorized distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components, announced today the company has received the prestigious Global Distributor of the Year Award in the Broadline category from TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity. This win marks the fifth time in…

SIA: Q1 IC Sales Increase 6%

Washington — The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $83.1 billion during the first quarter of 2015, an increase of 6.0 percent compared to the first quarter of 2014. Global sales for the month of March 2015 were $27.7 billion, 6.0 percent higher than the March 2014 total of $26.1…