Microsemi Debuts Inductive Sensor Interface ICs

Aliso Viejo, Calif.  — Microsemi Corp. rolled out the first device in its new family of sensor interface integrated circuits (ICs) based on inductive sensing technology. The company claims the LX3301A as the first inductive sensor IC in the market using linear variable differential transformer (LVDT) architecture implementations on printed circuit boards (PCB), targeting automotive and…

ST Claims First Auto-Qualified 2-Mbit EEPROM

STMicroelectronics claimed the industry’s first AEC-Q100-qualified 2Mbit EEPROM device opening up new opportunities in parameter storage and management in complex automotive modules. These include new advanced applications such as hybrid, electric, or high-power truck engines that require extensive use of various parameters, including the information on air volume, fuel injection, exhaust, or battery charge, to maximize power-conversion…

Mouser and Omron Ink Global Pact

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is pleased to announce a global distribution agreement with Omron Electronic Components, (headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. and hereinafter referred to as “Omron”) to deliver Omron products to its customers across the globe, making Mouser the only global distributor for its Electronic Components. Omron is a leading supplier of electronic components, including…

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Chip Mergers: For Arrow, So Far, So Good

So far, Intel Corp.’s acquisition of Altera Corp. has not affected either supplier’s relationship with global distributor Arrow Electronics Inc. Although neither company was mentioned by name, Arrow CEO Mike Long told analysts on a quarterly conference call this week that consolidation in the semiconductor market — which also includes NXP/Freescale and Avago/Broadcom — has…

Why is Distribution Outperforming Suppliers?

This past financial quarter has driven home the adage that business concentration among a few large customers has its downside.  For example, although Apple Inc. sold almost 48 billion iPhones in Q2, many of its suppliers – according to CNN and others – were “getting crushed:” Just look at Cirrus Logic (CRUS), which makes micro chips…

What the IoT Means for the Future of Electronics Purchasing

Apple recently caused a flurry of excitement due to its recent announcement that HomeKit—a framework for communicating with accessories via smartphone—will soon be able to control a wide range of connected devices such as motion sensors, home security systems and carbon dioxide monitors. Throughout the next 10 years more than 50 billion Internet-connected devices will…