TE Connectivity: Building a Conflict Minerals Infrastructure

Chicago, Ill. – Due to the new regulations and reform in the US, UK, EU, and APAC, supply chain due diligence and corporate social responsibility is a necessity for corporations. Companies are currently re-working their conflict minerals management programs in order to efficiently address SEC expectations. Enhancing smelter data and verification processes has become a major…

GigOptix Signs Avnet in China

San Jose, Calif.–GigOptix, Inc. (NYSE MKT:GIG), a leading supplier of advanced semiconductor communications components for use in Cloud connectivity, data centers, and high-speed optical and wireless networks, today announced that it has signed Avnet, a leading global technology distributor, as its distributor for all GigOptix product lines sales in China. “Avnet’s comprehensive portfolio of products and…

Transphorm Expands Sales Channel

Goleta, Calif. –Transphorm Inc., a leader in the design and manufacturing of JEDEC-qualified 650V GaN (gallium nitride) semiconductors, today announced that it has added the global distributor Richardson Electronics and the Northeast representative A/D Sales to support growing design activity for its GaN power transistors and modules. “The power electronics industry is waking up to the realization that Transphorm…

The Amazon Effect: B2C’s Role in a B2B market

The Internet has completely transformed our world, including the way we buy. The rates of online and mobile transactions have never been higher, and e-tailers and virtual marketplaces have snagged a remarkable share of customers’ wallets. Merchants like Amazon and Alibaba are broadening their reach beyond their B2C domains and into the B2B commercial landscape…

Mouser Ships NXP QN902x SoCs, Dev Kit

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking QN902x ultra-low-power Bluetooth® systems-on-chips (SoCs) and the QN9020 Bluetooth development kit from NXP Semiconductors. QN902x SoCs are highly integrated ultra-low-power, high-performance Bluetooth v4.0 Low Energy (BLE) solutions for Bluetooth Smart applications such as sports and fitness wearables, human interface devices, and app-enabled smart accessories. NXP QN902x SoCs, available from Mouser Electronics, integrate a high-performance 2.4GHz radio frequency (RF) transceiver…