Mouser Stocks Cypress EZ-BLE PRoC Module

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now shipping the CYBLE-022001-00 EZ-BLE™ PRoC™ Module from Cypress. This programmable, SMT-ready, fully certified Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) module eliminates RF hardware design and reduces investment by eliminating the certification process. The integration and small footprint of the CYBLE-022001-00 make it ideal for medical, home entertainment, and computing applications. The Cypress…

Inphi Samples 2nd Gen DDR4 Register & Data Buffer

Santa Clara, Calif. –  Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI), a leading provider of high-speed, mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for the communications, computing and data center markets, today announced the sampling of its second generation DDR4 registering clock driver and data buffer. Leading the industry on JEDEC compliance, power efficiency and overall performance, Inphi’s DDR4 register and data buffer…

Motion Sensors Market to Reach $6.5B by 2020

Chicago, Ill. — The report “Motion Sensors Market by Motion Sensor Technology (Infrared, Ultrasonic, Microwave, Dual Technology & Tomographic), Embedded Sensor Type (Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer & Combos Sensor), Application & Region – Global Forecast to 2020”, published by marketsandmarkets, the global Motion Sensors Market is expected to witness substantial growth, due to rising applications across various industry…

Peregrine Semi Awarded QML Certification

San Diego, Calif. — Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., founder of RF SOI (silicon on insulator) and pioneer of advanced RF solutions, announces that it has been awarded qualified manufacturers list (QML) certification, class Q (military) and V (space). After a thorough evaluation, Peregrine demonstrated to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Land and Maritime that it fully complies…

America II: From Independent to Blended to Global Distributor

Over the past two years, America II has evolved into what it calls a “blended distribution” model, combining the strategies of both franchised and independent distribution. The St. Petersburg, Fla.- based company started out 25 years ago as an independent distributor focusing on component shortages and now has more than 50 franchises as it works…

Does Vishay Need a New, Growth Formula?

One decade after it began a series of acquisitions aimed at boosting sales and profit expansion Vishay Intertechnology Inc. is still struggling to find the right formula for differentiating itself in one of the most competitive and growth-challenged segments of the electronics components market. The company has made many acquisitions and broadened its product offerings…

Samsung Threatens Intel’s Leadership Position in Q2

Although Intel retains its title as the leading semiconductor supplier in sales, Samsung shrunk Intel’s lead to 16 percent in the second quarter (Q2) of 2015, according IC Insight’s August Update. In 2014, Intel’s semiconductor sales were 36 percent greater than Samsung’s revenues. However, IC Insights analysts believe it will be tough for Samsung to…

Verical Sets Sights on Frictionless E-Commerce

When the Internet first enabled b2b e-commerce, companies that wanted to buy and sell electronics components tried a lot of different models. Marketplaces similar to Amazon.com appeared that displayed parts for sale (called OPI—other peoples’ inventory) no matter where the parts were located. Auction sites posted inventory (the eBay model) and allowed buyers to bid.…

METZ Connect Inks Global Deal With Future Electronics

METZ CONNECT, manufacturer of PCB mount terminal blocks, board-to-board connectors, RJ45 jacks, USB ports, industrial Ethernet connection systems including M12 Ethernet, intelligent electronic components and data cabling solutions, has announced the addition of Future Electronics as a Global Distributor for METZ CONNECT. Future Electronics is a worldwide leader in electronic components distribution, and is recognized…