Survey: Execs Not Happy With Digital Supply Chains

The interdependency of the electronics supply chain may be hampering companies’ efforts toward digital transformation, research finds. While 75 percent of executives in the manufacturing and retail supply chains say a digital strategy is very important for their business, only five percent are satisfied with progress so far. There are two levels of digital transformation occurring among…

TDK Subsidiary Renamed TDK-Micronas

TDK Corporation announces the renaming of its group company “Micronas” to “TDK-Micronas”. TDK-Micronas is a leading supplier of Hall-effect sensors with more than 40 years’ experience in the Automotive industry. The company today offers the world’s broadest range of Hall-effect sensors and embedded motor controllers for the Automotive and Industrial markets. As already disclosed, with…

Mouser Stocks Ametherm Sample Kits

Ametherm today announced that sample kits of the company’s inrush current limiters and NTC sensing thermistors are now available from leading electronic component distributor Mouser Electronics. Mouser is stocking Ametherm’s Standard, Mega, Mini, and Sensor Sample Kits. “Consisting of Ametherm’s most popular inrush current limiters and NTC sensing thermistors, our convenient sample kits provide designers with a quick and…

Fingerprint Sensing Unlocks Biometrics Market

Biometric technology covers finger, hand, face, eye, voice and even vein scans, which can be used across a variety of security applications such as industrial, homeland/security, consumer, and healthcare. However, consumer electronics, particularly smartphones, is driving biometrics development with fingerprint sensing leading the way, according to Yole Développement (Yole).  The consumer market for biometrics is…

Digi International Awards Digi-Key

Digi International honored Digi-Key Electronics, a global electronic components distributor, with the 2016 Distributor of the Year award for North America in recognition of strong global sales and customer growth during the past fiscal year. “Digi presented Digi-Key with the ‘Distributor of the Year’ award for 2016 – and it’s well deserved,” said Richard Halliday, Vice President of channel sales…

GE Spins Out Digital Micro-Switch Platform

Today, GE Ventures announced the launch of Menlo Micro, a new spinout from GE’s Global Research Center, which has re-invented one of the most fundamental building blocks of electronic systems – the electronic switch. The company’s disruptive Digital-Micro-Switch platform is strongly positioned to enable end products serving multiple industry verticals – including today’s mobile communications networks…

Molex and TE: The Next Step in Second-Source Agreements

In a move designed to deliver dual-sourced, high-speed connectors and cables aimed at next-generation data communications applications, Molex and TE Connectivity have announced a Dual Source Alliance (DSA) agreement that enables them to manufacture the same new generation of high-speed input/output (I/O) and backplane connectors and cable assemblies. Under the agreement, the two companies will…

TTI Stocks Molex Mega-Fit Power Connectors

Innovative interconnect manufacturer Molex has expanded current-carrying capabilities up to 23.0A with its new Mega-fit power connectors, now available in Europe at TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components. The new Mega-Fit power connectors provide far higher current density than existing mid-range power connectors and incorporate many features characteristic of Molex power…

Mouser Adds Two TI CC1350 Dev Kits

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking two new development kits for the CC1350 SimpleLink™ wireless microcontroller from Texas Instruments (TI): the CC1350 SensorTag development kit and Sub-1 GHz and 2.4 GHz antenna kit for LaunchPad™ and SensorTag. The…