Bradley’s Law: Pricing Competitiveness Mirror Supply Chain Influence

A company should expect to pay for a specific electronic device a price commensurate with their Competitiveness within that particular commodity. This Competitiveness is the measure of how the supply chain sees the company – Ken Bradley, Founder & CTO, Lytica Inc. When Ken Bradley founded Lytica in 2005 as a consultancy practice, his primary…

Future Electronics Samples Cypress 802.11ac Solutions

Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has announced immediate sampling availability of Cypress’s new CYW43455 and CYW54907 802.11ac wireless connectivity solutions for the IoT, with full production scheduled for May 2017. These new WICED®-based Wi-Fi® MCU and combo solutions from Cypress streamline the integration of high performance Wi-Fi into IoT devices, thus…

Avnet Names Lou Lutostanski as VP, IoT

Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced the promotion of Lou Lutostanski to the role of vice president of Internet of Things (IoT), effective immediately. Lutostanski will report directly to Pete Bartolotta, chief transformation officer for Avnet. In his new role, Lutostanski will strengthen Avnet’s IoT strategy and further Avnet’s reach to makers,…

Power Adapter Regulations – Comparing DoE Level VI and CoC Tier 2

  The successive laws mandating higher average efficiencies in external power supplies have undoubtedly had a significant impact on global power consumption over the past decade. However, ensuring that your external power supply is up-to-date with the dynamic regulatory environment has become a complex task.When the United States Department of Energy (DoE) implemented its Level…

Advanced MP Inks Distribution Deal with GAPTEC

Advanced MP Technology has announced their newly signed distribution agreement with GAPTEC Electronic, a leader in innovative low energy consumption products. GAPTEC Electronic specializes in DC-DC and AC-DC voltage transformers, supplying a selected range of transformers with typical insulation and industrial voltages as well as currently common terminal pin assignments. GAPTEC’s extensive product offering list,…

ST Teams with Wurth Elektronik on Power Supply Design

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, is extending the focus of its eDesignSuite online design environment with the addition of complementing components from Wurth Elektronik, a major transformer[1] manufacturer, to help customers complete their new projects more quickly and cost-effectively. More and more electronic product design is done online…

ECIA Approves New Directors

ECIA welcomes new executives to the ECIA Executive Committee and various boards of directors: the Association, the ECIA Foundation, and the EDS Board. “Executive volunteers such as these fine individuals are the lifeblood of our association.  We are deeply grateful for their willingness to share their time and talent,” commented John Denslinger, ECIA CEO and president. “This year…

Murata to Buy Arctic Sand

Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation, a full subsidiary of Murata (Headquarters: San Diego, California, USA) and Arctic Sand Technologies, Inc. (Headquarters: Burlington, Massachusetts, USA) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement of acquisition on March 15, 2017. Purpose of the acquisition Arctic Sand Technologies is a manufacturer engaged in the design and sale of…