IBM Deepens Partnership With Chip Designers

IBM Corp. has announced that it will offer a new cloud service for companies looking to design chips for electronic products such as mobile phones, wearable devices and Internet of Things (IoT) systems. Dubbed the IBM High Performance Services for Electronic Design Automation, IBM executives said the company has partnered with SiCAD, Inc., a silicon…

Hudak Resigns as President of Newark element14

Premier Farnell has announced that Tom Hudak, president of Chicago-based Newark element14, its North American distribution business, has resigned from his position effective July 1, 2015. Gert Labuschagne, chief strategy and marketing officer, will take over control of Sales and Marketing at Newark element14. He will be supported by Pat Milbourne, currently Newark element14 SVP…

TTI Has FCI Minitek Pwr Hybrid

TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components, now stocks FCI’s Minitek Pwr Hybrid 3.0mm and 4.2mm connectors in Europe. Compared with traditional power connectors, the new Hybrid series benefits from an improved and flexible modular design. This ensures that the number and placement of power and signal contacts…

Mouser Stocks Award-Winning Sensors

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, today announced that it is stocking several award-winning technologies recently recognized at this year’s Sensors Expo. Sensors Magazine announced the winners of the 2015 “Best of Sensors Expo” Awards at the Sensors Expo & Conference, held June 9 – 11 at the Long Beach…

India’s Rise to Further Shift Global Electronics Supply Chain

India presents a very interesting opportunity for the semiconductor and electronics industry: it is the most recent Cinderella Story among the emerging market economies, benefitting from global economic shifts — low oil and strong dollar, especially, are enhancing the strong and sustainable growth plan of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. As discussed in a recent EPS…

AVX BME MLCCS Receive Full Space Qualification

Fountain Inn, S.C. – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has announced that, after several years of extensive testing, its space-level X7R base metal electrode (BME) MLCCs have achieved the European Space Association’s (ESA’s) Qualified Parts List (QPL) status under the criteria of the European Space Components Coordination’s (ESCC’s) 3009/041…

Digi-Key Pivots, Merging Old & New Tools as Market Evolves

Digi-Key Electronics has a fat target on its back. Design engineers love it but rivals also both admire and begrudge its tight relationship with designers. It’s a well-earned reputation but with competitors snapping at its heels Digi-Key’s management say they are doubling down on the technology and service innovations that have set the company apart…

China Makes Inroads in TV Outsourcing

China is no longer a destination for offshoring — it is becoming more of an an outsourcing economy in its own right. Because certain TFT LCD panels were scarce in 2014, according to IHS, top TV brands turned to TV subcontract manufacturers in China. BOE and TCL were chosen for their semi-set outsourcing and original…