Richardson RFPD Offers ANADIGICS WLAN Power Amplifier

Geneva, Ill. – Richardson RFPD, Inc. announced today the availability and full design support capabilities for a new power amplifier from ANADIGICS. The AWL5911 is an easy-to-use module that delivers high levels of linearity and efficiency for high data rate applications. Designed for the 5 GHz WLAN standards, it supports IEEE 802.11a/n/ac applications. Requiring only a single +3V…

Mouser Offers Arduino 101 from Intel

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now shipping the highly anticipated Arduino 101 from Intel and Arduino. The Arduino 101 is the first widely available learning and development board based on the Intel® Curie™ module, delivering Intel performance with the simplicity of Arduino for entry-level makers and education environments. Additionally, with native Bluetooth® and sensor capabilities, the Arduino 101 is suited for prototyping wearable, Internet of…

Friends — Not Social Media — Prepped me for the C-Suite

In the ’50s and ’60s back in the neighborhood, “real social interaction” preceded all of today’s empty suit social media communications. When we were teens, we were doing things like marketing, organizing events and, most significant, developing social skills and learning life lessons on the playground…without parental guidance and fanfare. Social media truly benefits so…

Sensors, Sensors, Sensors, Everywhere

Sensors are poised to join the ranks of high-tech’s most critical components as manufacturers across multiple segments of the economy design the parts into next-generation automotive, connectivity, medical, monitoring and safety equipment. Demand for sensors have surged in recent years and are forecast to climb at a double-digit pace in the near future, creating investment…

America II Adds to Franchises

America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it has signed franchise distribution agreements with nine manufacturers. The company added Oupiin America Inc., Mean Well USA Inc., Kamaya Inc., SiliconReef, Iriso USA Inc., Fremont Micro Devices, Cal-Chip Electronics, APC Manufacturing, and NVE Corporation to its global…

Samsung Begins Mass Production of Fastest DRAM

Seoul, Korea – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., announced today that it has begun mass producing the industry’s first 4-gigabyte (GB) DRAM package based on the second-generation High Bandwidth Memory (HBM2) interface, for use in high performance computing (HPC), advanced graphics and network systems, as well as enterprise servers. Samsung’s new HBM solution will offer unprecedented…

Omron Adds New Rep

Hoffman Estates, Ill. – Omron Electronic Components is pleased to announce Spectrum Sales as its new manufacturer’s representative for the Midwest region, which includes southern Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska. Headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, Spectrum has over 30 years of experience in the electromechanical component industry. “We are confident that Spectrum Sales will…

Arrow Buys Discontinued RF/Microwave Parts

Centennial, Colo. – Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) today announced that its Supply Assurance business, which supports customers’ long-term requirements for discontinued electronic components, has procured the recently discontinued products formerly provided by Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) through its acquisition of Hittite Microwave Corporation. “We are pleased to work with Arrow’s Supply Assurance business to extend the…

Smartphones Spur Sensor Hub Growth

The market for sensor hubs – dedicated processing elements used for low-power sensor processing tasks – is forecast to surpass 1.0 billion units in 2015, rising to nearly 2.0 billion in 2018, driven by the smartphone market, reported IHS Inc. The “booming” market is being spurred by “always-on” sensor processing and battery limitations, according to…