RS Signs Deal with Infineon

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, today announced the signing of a global marketing partner agreement with Infineon Technologies to distribute the company’s extensive portfolio of semiconductors and other electronic components. The agreement builds upon the existing relationship between RS and Infineon and enables customers around…

Biometrics Market to Reach $41.5B by 2020

Wellesley, Mass. – Biometric technologies primarily are employed by the public sector, but increasingly government initiatives across the globe are mandating the use of biometric technology on an unprecedented scale; applications can be found in government, law enforcement, military, and aviation transport markets. BCC Research reveals in its new report that the steadily growing need for…

element14 Appoints New Execs

Chicago, Ill. – element14 today announces three senior level appointments to strengthen its management team, following a global reorganization and strategic operational review. Dan Hill and Peter Birks have been appointed Business Presidents of Sales and Marketing and will be responsible for element14’s sales and marketing businesses in North America and Europe, respectively. Hill and Birks…

Mouser Shipping Intel Celeron N3000

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now shipping the Intel® Celeron® Processor N3000 Series, the next-generation Intel Architecture (IA) system-on-chip (SoC) based on Intel’s 14nm process technology. Formerly known as Braswell, these 64-bit processors integrate graphics, memory controller, and I/O interfaces into a single SoC solution that balances cost, performance, and power. The Intel Celeron Processor N3000…

Study: Pace of Reshoring Decelerates

The trend known as reshoring remains controversial, depending on how success is measured. Many companies have been persuaded by incentives to not move offshore, and several large electronics manufacturers, including Apple Inc., have opened factories within the U.S. But when compared with the number of companies moving to other regions, reshoring comes up short. In 2015,…

Rutronik Is Global Distributor for Sensirion

With effect from 1st of November 2015, Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH will be serving as a global distributor for Sensirion. In doing so, Rutronik is further developing its extensive sensor portfolio and supporting Sensirion in its global sales and support operations for high-quality sensors and sensor solutions. The global franchise agreement includes the Sensirion humidity…

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Amazon.com Expands Stake in Electronics Components

First it was AmazonBusiness, which offers online buying and selling of electronics components. Now, as a number of news outlets have reported, Amazon.com is making semiconductors. According to The Verge: An Israeli company acquired by Amazon last year has announced a new line of semiconductors, marking Amazon’s first foray into the chipmaking market. The company,…

ECIA: DFARS Not ‘FAR’ Enough

Although the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) has undergone yet another revision, proponents of authorized distribution say that the measure still does not go far enough to protect the electronics industry from counterfeit components. The Electronics Components Industry Association, which represents electronics distributors and their suppliers, commented in December on the most recent revision…