TTI Adds Switchcraft Conxall Connectors

Fort Worth, Tex. – TTI, Inc., the leading global distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components, today announced the company has signed a distribution agreement with Switchcraft/Conxall for their barrel connectors, XLR connectors, jacks, plugs, harsh environment connectors, molded cable assemblies, patchbays and switches. Switchcraft/Conxall, a leading manufacturer in operation since 1946, specializes in…

Avnet CEO Search Challenge: Internal vs. External Candidates

Avnet Inc. only recently named William Amelio interim CEO but the board of directors must move quickly to appoint a substantive leader for the global electronics components distributor. As one of the industry’s biggest players, Avnet cannot afford to be perceived as a rudderless enterprise or one without a proven leader with a clear vision…

Western Digital Claims First 64-Layer 3D NAND

Irvine, Calif. — Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) today announced that it has successfully developed its next generation 3D NAND technology, BiCS3, with 64 layers of vertical storage capability. Pilot production of the new technology has commenced in the Yokkaichi, Japan joint venture facilities and initial output is expected later this year. Western Digital expects…

AMS Acquires MAZeT

Premstaetten, Austria — ams AG (SIX: AMS), a leading provider of high performance sensors and analog ICs, has closed the transaction to acquire 100% of the shares in the color and spectral sensing systems specialist MAZeT GmbH for an undisclosed amount in cash. The strategic acquisition extends ams’ market leadership in advanced optical sensors and…

Mouser Stocks TE Connectivity FORGE Drawer Connectors

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking FORGE drawer modular power connectors from TE Connectivity (TE), a global leader in connectivity and sensors. This new tooling platform provides designers of power systems and electrical hardware a wide variety of configurations, providing engineers with more flexibility in design. With its selection of contacts and module configurations, FORGE…

RS Supplies Schneider Electric NFC Timing Relays

Singapore – RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has announced that it is the first distributor to market with the high-quality NFC timing relay from Schneider Electric, which offers control and monitoring of a timing relay via NFC (Near Field Communication) using a smartphone or tablet. The product is…

Peregrine Semiconductor Names New VP & GM

San Diego, Calif.  — Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., founder of RF SOI (silicon on insulator) and pioneer of advanced RF solutions, announces the promotion of Takaki Murata to vice president and general manager of the high performance analog (HPA) business unit. “Peregrine Semiconductor was acquired by Murata in December of 2014, and they have proven to be a powerful…

Smart Electric Meter Market to Reach $14.3B by 2021

Pune, India – The report “Smart Electric Meter Market by Communication Technology (RF, PLC, and Cellular), End-User (Residential, Commercial, Industrial), Phase (Single Phase and Three Phase) and by Region – Global Trends & Forecasts to 2021” published by MarketsandMarkets, The market is projected to grow from an estimated USD 8.84 Billion in 2016 to USD 14.26 Billion by 2021, registering a…

Celestica Recognizes Avnet with TCO Supplier Award

Phoenix, Ariz. – Avnet, Inc., a leading global distributor, today announced it has been awarded a 2015 Total Cost of Ownership (TCOOTM) Supplier Award from Celestica, a global leader in the delivery of end-to-end product lifecycle solutions. Avnet received the award for the third consecutive year, underscoring its commitment to its customers’ success. Celestica’s awards program recognizes…