IBM, Pivotal Join AllSeen Alliance

San Francisco, Calif. – The AllSeen Alliance, a cross-industry collaboration to advance the Internet of Everything through an open source software project, today announced 13 new members have joined the initiative including industry giants IBM and Pivotal. Analyst predictions estimate that four billion people will be connected to more than 30 billion devices, services and applications…

GreenPeak Chipset Supports Multi-Protocols

Utrecht, The Netherlands – GreenPeak Technologies recently launched a multi-protocol chipset that supports both ZigBee and Thread networks. Not only does it help to future-proof IoT solutions, it also significantly reduces costs when designing set-top boxes and gateways. The company touts the new GP712 as the industry’s first single radio multi-protocol chipset with multi-channel receive capability…

Big Opportunities Ahead for Wireless Combo IC Makers

The market share of combo ICs is forecast to grow from 1 percent to more than 12 percent of the total 802.15.4 chip shipments by 2019, according to ABI Research. This is driven by the 802.15.4 wireless connectivity market’s continued transition towards IP-enabled solutions, increasing from six percent of the market in 2015 to more…

Electronics Vendors still Caught in Inventory Trap

The electronics industry’s cyclical downturns and upcycles may have become less vicious over the last decade but it appears enterprises in the sector have still not fully sorted out the inventory challenges that have for long been the bane of the market, according to a research firm. Whatever the nature of the inventory – finished…

Richardson RFPD Offers Qorvo Products

Geneva, Ill. – Richardson RFPD, Inc. announced today the availability and full design support capabilities for the complete, integrated Qorvo portfolio of products. Richardson RFPD has been a leading distributor of TriQuint products for several years. Following the merger of TriQuint and RFMD to form Qorvo, Richardson RFPD now also distributes RFMD products under the Qorvo umbrella. Qorvo offers…

Mouser, Adafruit Ink Distribution Agreement

Mouser Electronics, Inc. today announced that it has signed a global distribution agreement with Adafruit. Adafruit was founded in 2005 by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) engineer Limor “Ladyada” Fried. Adafruit offers unique and fun DIY electronics, kits, and open-source hardware that turn everyday objects into high-tech prototypes suitable for education and advanced production concepts. Mouser Electronics will…

RS Adds Arduino Yun Mini

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc(LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has announced that it is extending its Arduino portfolio of open-source electronics development and prototyping boards with the addition of the new Arduino Yun Mini. Aimed at embedded engineers, hackers and students, the Arduino Yun Mini is a redesign of the Arduino Yun WiFi…

CDM Electronics Stocks DPI Marking System

Turnersville, N.J. – CDM Electronics, a premier authorized distributor of electronic connectors and cables, today announced the availability of the SEIP (Sumitomo Electric Interconnect Products, Inc.) SumiMark® IV 300 DPI Marking System.  The system is comprised of a thermal printer and Microsoft Windows compatible software interface to produce 300 dpi free form and serialized text, graphics, logos and barcodes on…

RFMW, Qorvo Sign Global Distribution Deal

San Jose, Calif. – RFMW Ltd. and Qorvo, Inc. have announced a worldwide distribution agreement effective immediately. Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO), a leading provider of core technologies and RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and aerospace/defense applications, was created through the merger of TriQuint and RFMD. RFMW Ltd. is a specialized distributor providing customers and suppliers with focused distribution…

Jabil to Expand Vietnam Operation

Jabil Circuit, Inc. (JBL), a global provider of design, engineering manufacturing and supply chain solutions, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the management board of Saigon Hi-Tech Park in Vietnam. The agreement will allow the company to expand its current operation in the hi-tech park. Vietnamese governmental officials joined the Saigon Hi-Tech Park…