Avnet Doubles Down on Embedded Systems

The value of embedded systems in the distribution channel was reinforced in recent weeks as Avnet Inc. dedicated global sales and support resources to the embedded market segment. Ed Smith, president of Avnet Electronics Marketing, Americas, was named as senior vice president of Avnet embedded systems,  global, earlier this year. For the past year, Smith has overseen both…

TTI Europe Adds TE Nanonics Connectors

Leading manufacturer TE Connectivity’s new Nanonics connectors are now available to European customers through TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components. Qualified to MIL-DTL-32139 specifications, these new two-row Nanonics connector assemblies are an important addition to TE Connectivity’s nanominiature rectangular product line. The small form factor and narrow footprint of this ultra-compact interconnect…

Mouser Stocks ST Bluetooth Network Processor Module

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now shipping the SPBTLE-RF network processor module for Bluetooth® Smart technology from STMicroelectronics. The low-energy SPBTLE-RF module provides a complete radio frequency (RF) platform in a tiny form factor, integrating a 2.4 GHz RF radio, antenna, and high-frequency and low-power oscillators to optimize the time to market of the final applications. The ST SPBTLE-RF module, now available from Mouser Electronics, is an easy-to-use…

Advocate Says Reshoring’s Down, But Not Out

Although the pace of U.S. reshoring decelerated in 2015, one manufacturing expert says the trend is far from standing still. A recent report released by consultancy A.T. Kearney concluded that the U.S. reshoring train “has yet to leave the station.” The Reshoring Initiative (www.ReshoreNow) disagrees. “Repeated surveys by Boston Consulting Group, Plastics News/Nexant, Alix Partners…

Demand Grows for Infrared LEDs

Burnaby, Canada – According to a TechSci Research report, “Global Infrared LED Market By Application, By Region & Competition Forecast and Opportunities, 2010 – 2020’’, the global market for infrared LEDs is projected to grow at a CAGR of more than 9% during 2015 – 2020, on account of increasing penetration of these LEDs in allied industries such as automotive,…

Lucid Releases Smartphone Battery Challenge Results

Meizu PRO5 with Lucid’s PowerXtend beats iPhone6s Plus, Huawei Mate8, Nexus 6P. Netanya, Israel — In a January 10th Flagship Smartphones Battery LifeChallenge in China, the Meizu PRO5 with PowerXtend was the last device running after all other screens went dark. The PRO5 is the first device to integrate PowerXtend version 3.5, the latest version of the product that introduces…