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…

Flex Partners with Supply Chain Security Company

Flex, a leading sketch-to-scale™ solutions company, today announced a strategic partnership with Vantage Point Analytics, a SaaS based security solutions company that provides mobile threat intelligence to secure supply chains and products— anywhere at any time. Supply chain fraud is costing companies revenue and, until now, there has been limited visibility into supply chain fraud.…

FPGA Market to Reach $9.9B by 2020

San Francisco, Calif. – Global FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array) industry is estimated to account for USD 9,882.5 million by 2020. Consumer electronics industry growth owing to rising demand for smart devices such as phablets and smartphones is projected to be key driver for market growth. Upsurge in electronic utilities and functionalities in the automotive sector may trigger…

C&K Recognizes Master Electronics

Santa Monica, Calif. – While attending EDS in Las Vegas, Nevada last week, Master Electronics, a leading global distributor of electromechanical, interconnect and passive components, received C&K’s prestigious “Distributor of the Year” Award. C&K Components awarded Master Electronics “Distributor of the Year” in their Broadline Distributor category. This is the second consecutive year for Master…

NKK Switches, GSA Announce Partnership

Scottsdale, Ariz. – Effective Wednesday, June 1, NKK Switches will provide enhanced professional and technical sales representation to key customers in the Northeast and South Atlantic Regions of the U.S. through a new partnership with the GSA Organization (GSA). GSA provides professional and technical sales representation for world-class electronic and electrical product manufacturers throughout the…

Microsemi Showcases New Products at IMS 2016

Aliso Viejo, Calif. –  Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced it will feature 15 new products from its radio frequency (RF), millimeter wave integrated circuits (ICs), monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), ultra-low power sub-GHz transceivers and high performance WLAN monolithic radio frequency integrated…