Cypress Names New CEO

San Jose, Calif. — Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: CY) today announced that Hassane El-Khoury has been named its president, chief executive officer, and a member of its board of directors, and that Ray Bingham’s current role as chairman of the board has been expanded to executive chairman, providing him with a day-to-day role in support of the CEO focused…

Avnet Will Likely Appoint Amelio Substantive CEO

Avnet Inc. will most likely within the next few months approve the appointment of William Amelio as its substantive CEO, dissipating the cloud of uncertainty at the apex of the electronics component distributor and high-tech systems integrator. Amelio was recently named interim CEO of the company following the departure of Rick Hamada, a 30-years-plus employee…

Industry Favors Final Anti-Counterfeit Rule

The final Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) rule regarding the sourcing of electronic components is being viewed favorably by advocates of the authorized supply chain. The rule, issued August 2, incorporates language suggested by the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) and other industry groups that clarifies terms, such as “authorized dealer” and “trusted supplier;” and issues,…

Mouser Stocks STMicro ToF Sensor

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the VL53L0X laser-ranging sensor from STMicroelectronics (ST). The VL53L0X time-of-flight (ToF) sensor integrates a leading-edge single photon avalanche diode (SPAD) array and the second generation of ST’s FlightSense™ technology to extend the measurement range up to two meters. The sensor offers ranging as fast as 20ms, and reports distance…

Digi-Key Stocks Ametherm Sample Kits

Carson City, Nev. — 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 Digi-Key Corporation. Digi-Key is stocking Ametherm’s Standard, Mega, Mini, and Sensor Sample Kits. “With our convenient sample kits, designers can test a range of Ametherm’s most popular inrush current…

Russia Scam Spotlights Technology Export Control

It reads like a spy novel. A dual U.S.-Russian citizen admitted to operating as an unauthorized agent of the Russian government and exporting leading-edge semiconductors for use by Russia’s military, Reuters reported. Alexander Fishenko, founder of Arc Electronics Inc., was among 11 people charged in 2012 in connection with what authorities said was an elaborate…

Mouser, Torex Sign Distribution Agreement

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, announces a global distribution agreement with Torex Semiconductor, a leading provider of CMOS power management ICs targeted toward battery-powered and energy-efficient applications. Torex Semiconductor offers a wide selection of products that are optimized to meet the ultra-small size requirements of modern…

TTI Stocks Eaton XLR Supercapacitor Module

Now available in Europe through TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components, is Eaton’s new XLR supercapacitor module providing energy storage for high power charge/discharge cycling and peak power shaving applications and improving power quality for voltage spikes and brown outs. The XLR module is ideal for use in hybrid or electric…