Global Semiconductor Sales Up Slightly in May

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $26.0 billion for the month of May 2016, an increase of 0.4 percent compared to the previous month’s total of $25.9 billion, but a decrease of 7.7 percent compared to the May 2015 total of $28.1 billion. Month-to-month sales into all…

AIS Sells Majority Stake to Foxconn Subsidiary

Irvine, Calif. – American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS), a global leading supplier of Human Machine Interfaces (HMI), Industrial PCs and Industrial Automation (IA) Control and Monitoring Systems, announced today Ennoconn Corporation (6414.TW), a subsidiary of Foxconn Technology Group (2317.TW) in Taiwan, a global leader of industrial hardware systems and solutions provider to various vertical market applications,…

Mouser, Particle Ink Distribution Deal

Mouser Electronics, Inc. today announced a global distribution agreement with Particle, a prototype-to-production platform for Internet of Things (IoT) products. With Particle’s hardware development kits and connectivity modules, people from all skill levels — from new makers to engineering experts — can build IoT products and connect them to the web via Particle Cloud. After connecting a device,…

Avnet Appoints New VP of Sales in the Americas

Phoenix, Ariz. —Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced the promotion of Steve Gomez to senior vice president of sales, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, effective immediately. Most recently, Gomez served as vice president, area director of the West and Latin America areas within the region. A 28-year industry veteran, Gomez will be…

Newark element14 Adds NECTOR M Power Connectors

Chicago, Ill. – Global electronics distributor Newark element14 today has added the NECTOR M power connectors from TE Connectivity (TE), a global leader in connectivity and sensors, to its product portfolio. The NECTOR M power system’s “plug and play” design provides the construction industry with a flexible and efficient alternative to hard-wired electrical connections for commercial, industrial and architectural lighting installations, power distributions and more. The…

TTI Earns Three Vishay Awards

TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components, has announced a “clean sweep” of distributor awards from discrete semiconductor and passive components manufacturer, Vishay, covering the company’s performance in 2015.  Specialist distributor TTI was recognized as top performer in all three categories – Actives, Passives and Full Service – and becomes the first…

ISM: Brexit Impact “Negligible” on U.S. Manufacturing

Although presidential politics are coloring the perception of domestic manufacturing, U.S. factory production in June increased at the fastest pace in more than a year. The Institute for Supply Management’s leading index, the PMI, increased by 1.9 percent from May to reach 51.3 percent. Any number over 50 indicates the sector is growing. Although the…

Mouser Intros Ecliptek 32.768kHz Crystals for IoT

Mouser Electronics is now shipping from stock Ecliptek’s ultra-miniature E3WS series of SMD tuning fork crystals. This new 32.768kHz crystal series includes a -40°C to +85°C extended operating temperature range and is now available for remote and portable real time clocking applications where space is extremely limited. Ideal for contactless technology and PoE lighting, this versatile watch crystal…

Solid Growth Ahead for US Sensors Market

According to TechSci Research report, “United States Sensors Market By Type, By Application, Competition Forecast and Opportunities, 2011 – 2021’’, the sensors market in the United States is projected to grow at a CAGR of more than 7% during 2016-2021, due to increasing number of users of smart devices, growing adoption of Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) based micro-machine…

Inphi Sells Memory Business to Rambus for $90M

Santa Clara, Calif. – Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI), a leading provider of high-speed, mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for the communications, data center and computing markets, today announced a definitive agreement to sell its memory product business to Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ: RMBS) for $90 million in cash inclusive of a 12.5 percent escrow. The sale is currently expected to…