Mouser Stocks TI SimpleLink SensorTag IoT Dev Kit

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the SimpleLink™ multi-standard SensorTag development kit (CC2650STK) from Texas Instruments (TI). Enabling quick and easy integration of sensor data with wireless cloud connectivity, the SensorTag helps jump-start development for Internet of Things (IoT) applications by offering flexible development with multiple wireless connectivity options, including Bluetooth® low energy (BLE or…

Arrow Awards AVX

Fountain Inn, S.C.  – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has received a silver-level 2014 Perfect Order Index (POI) Award in the Passive Electromechanical Components Supplier category from Arrow Electronics, a global provider of products, services, and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions.…

Chip Maker Mergers: When 1+1=Risk

There will always be certain risks that a business can expect: a management turnover; a market correction; or taking on too much debt. In the electronics supply chain, the industry has become better at spotting risks, such as those that come with manufacturing and sourcing products offshore. But the more subtle risks, said Tom Galligani,…

Semiconductor Assoc. Applauds Passage of TPA

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) this week today applauded Congress for approving the bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation. Although passage of the TPA puts the U.S. closer to a controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, the SIA said the TPA “will strengthen the U.S. semiconductor industry and [the U.S.]  economy by paving the way for…

What Happens to Purchasing When Suppliers Merge?

Purchasers fret when suppliers merge. As well they should. Continuity of supplies is critical to success in the procurement world and nothing threatens this more than mergers and acquisition activities. An acquisition can result in the elimination of product lines, derailing carefully laid out procurement plans. A spate of recent acquisitions in the semiconductor market…