Sensor-System Standards Group Forms

Multi-sensor systems form a crucial basis for the success of Industry 4.0 applications. They record, process, and transmit a number of measurement parameters, such as pressure, acceleration, and temperature, all in a highly compact space. Machines are not the only ones to receive such sensors; workpieces are also increasingly being fitted with the intelligent sensor…

Mouser, Marvel Team with Imahara, Pan to Build Super Hero Tech

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is excited to announce a pair of cutting-edge projects as part of its latest series in the Empowering Innovation Together™ program with former Mythbusters star and longtime Mouser customer, Grant Imahara. The new Project Heroes series introduces Mouser’s new Innovation Lab™ and assembles a “super team” composed of Grant, viral video celebrity engineer Allen Pan, and Marvel…

KEMET Adds Ferrite Inductors to Product Portfolio

Greenville, S.C. – KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, has boosted its solutions capabilities by adding high-quality ferrite inductors to its expanding line of passive electronic components. Ferrite inductors are a natural complement to KEMET’s capacitor core competency. Capacitors and inductors work together in various parts of electronic circuits. They can be used in electronic…

TTI Awarded by Amphenol

Fort Worth, Tex. – TTI, Inc., the leading authorized distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical, and discrete components, has received the 2015 Best Global Performance Award from Amphenol Corporation. Jointly, TTI and its subsidiary, Mouser Electronics received this prestigious international award. In addition, TTI and Mouser won Best 2015 Asian Performance and Best 2015 European Performance.…

Synaptics Samples Touchscreen Controllers for Value-Priced Devices

San Jose, Calif. — Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYNA), the leading developer of human interface solutions, today announced two new ClearPad® touchscreen controller solutions to address the high volume, value-priced and mid-tier smartphone and tablet markets. Synaptics’ feature-rich solutions include the ClearPad S3603 touch controller which targets the smartphone market, and the ClearPad S7611 controller developed for tablets…

Alliance Memory Launches 8M CMOS SRAMs

San Carlos, Calif. — Alliance Memory today expands its line of legacy low-power CMOS SRAMs with a new 8M IC (512K x 16 bit) in the 48-pin 12-mm by 20-mm TSOP-I package. Available from a very limited number of suppliers and recently discontinued by another manufacturer, the AS6C8016-55TIN operates from a single power supply of 2.7 V to…

What Distributors Really Think about Amazon Business

Amazon Business, the B2B unit of Amazon.com, attended this year’s EDS conference for component manufacturers, distributors, and manufacturers’ representatives for the first time, driving a few distributors to tackle the issue of channel disruptors. Clearly, e-tailers like Amazon Business and Alibaba are a concern to the distribution channel as they directly compete with them. Authorized…

FedEx Acquires TNT Express

FedEx Corporation (FedEx) (NYSE:FDX), FedEx Acquisition B.V. (the Offeror) and TNT Express N.V. (TNT Express) jointly announce that FedEx has acquired TNT Express. The €4.4 billion acquisition combines the strengths of the companies – the world’s largest air express network and an unparalleled European road network, which will expand the existing FedEx portfolio and reshape…

Richardson RFPD, GaN Systems Sign Distribution Agreement

Geneva, Ill. – Richardson RFPD, Inc. today announced an agreement with GaN Systems Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, Richardson RFPD will sell GaN Systems’ GaN on Si power devices on a global basis, excluding Israel. GaN Systems manufactures a range of gallium nitride high-power transistors for consumer, enterprise, industrial, solar/wind/smartgrid, and transportation power-conversion…