Newark element14 launches ADALM1000 Learning Module

Chicago, Ill. – Newark element14 is today launching the ADALM1000, a complete low cost learning ecosystem for mixed-signal circuit designs from Analog Devices. Priced at $37.50, the ADALM1000 is ideal for teachers, students, electronic design engineers, hobbyists and makers that can benefit from a portable, low cost source measure unit that works by streaming to a desktop computer…

Intel Invades OEM Design World

Intel Corp. isn’t staying on the sidelines as OEMs review their design operations to improve efficiencies, slash costs and accelerate product time-to-market. The semiconductor vendor is directly inserting itself into the design environment with the hopes of cementing existing relationships and forging new ones as major technology developments and shifting consumer and enterprise demands drive…

Currency Valuations Hurt Passives Industry

Cary, N. C. — Despite steadily increasing demand from several sectors, currency valuations, particularly the Yen, Won and NT$ to the U.S. dollar are resulting in price erosion and lower revenue growth in the passive electronic components industry, according to new research from Paumanok Publications Inc. A key finding of the report, “Passive Electronic Components: World…

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.…