General Dynamics Awards CDM

Turnersville, N.J. – CDM Electronics, a premier authorized distributor of electronic connectors and cables, today announced it received the Soldier’s Network Defender of the Year Award for 2015 from defense contractor General Dynamics Mission Systems, which connects soldiers and protects their communications and information across land, sea, air, space and cyber domains.   CDM is one…

Mouser Stocks Analog Devices AD7177-2 32-bit ADC

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is first to stock the new AD7177-2 32-bit Sigma Delta Analog to Digital Converter (ADC) from Analog Devices. The AD7177-2 is alow noise 32-bit sigma delta (Σ-Δ) ADC with a true rail-to-rail input buffer and flexible scan rates. This 32-bit ADC can be configured…

Atmel CEO Steven Laub to Retire

San Jose, Calif. — Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch solutions, today announced that the Company’s President and CEO, Steven Laub, has decided to retire as an officer and director as of August 31, 2015.  He will continue to serve in his current capacities while an orderly leadership transition is accomplished. “On behalf of…

Molex Acquires Soligie

Flexible electronics—circuits that can be printed on substrates such as plastic—enable products such as the curved smartphones and TV screens that have been released in recent years. Molex Incorporated is now expanding its presence in the flexible electronics business through its acquisition of Soligie Inc., anounced today. Soligie specializes in printed and flexible electronic solutions for…

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Amazon.com Gets High Marks — But Not For Components

Amazon.com’s announcement that it has established a b2b site which, among other supplies, will be selling components has been met with skepticism from a number of decision makers in the electronics supply chain. The main concerns cited by participants in a LinkedIn discussion moderated by ERAI are traceability of parts and the possibility of defects.…

Newark element14 Launches TE Spring Fingers

Chicago, Ill. – Newark element14 has launched an expanded range of TE’s spring fingers, a single-contact, surface-mountable internal connector with a variety of uses on a printed circuit board. The range is being expanded to include a variety of styles, heights and materials to meet all customers’ needs. TE’s spring fingers are available with same day shipping,…

NXP, Qualcomm Partner on NFC, Security

Eindhoven, Netherlands — NXP Semiconductors N.V. (Nasdaq:NXPI) today announced that Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, will integrate NXP’s industry-leading near field communication (NFC) and embedded secure element (eSE) solutions across Qualcomm(R) Snapdragon(TM) 800, 600, 400 and 200 processor based platforms. Qualcomm Snapdragon is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. The agreement will enable the rapid introduction of NFC and…