UTC to Buy Rockwell Collins for $30B

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) (“UTC”) and Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL) (“Rockwell Collins”) today announced that they have reached a definitive agreement under which United Technologies will acquire Rockwell Collins for $140.00 per share, in cash and UTC stock. Rockwell Collins is a leader in aviation and high-integrity solutions for commercial and military customers and is globally recognized…

IPC: PCB Orders Up; Sales Down

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the July 2017 findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Positive year-on-year growth in orders and negative growth in sales continued, driving the book-to-bill ratio up to 1.09 in July. Total North American PCB shipments in July 2017 were down 6.2 percent compared…

Mouser Stocks Thingy:52 IoT Sensor Dev Kit

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the New Product Introduction (NPI) leader that empowers innovation, is now stocking the Thingy:52™ IoT sensor development kit from Nordic Semiconductor. Thingy:52 is a compact, easy-to-use development platform designed to help engineers collect environmental data and build Internet of Things (IoT) prototypes and demos, without the need to build hardware or write firmware from scratch. Nordic…

ST Launches Partner Program

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has strengthened its ecosystem through a Partner Program that connects customers with qualified technical specialists capable of strategically supporting their projects. The new ST Partner Program helps customers’ design teams access extra skills, products, and services to aid engineering development…

TTI Launches New Website

TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components, has announced the release of its new www.ttieurope.com website. The site is the latest TTI web property to undergo enhancement and conversion onto TTI’s new Web Content Management platform, following TTI Global, www.ttii.com, TTI Americas, www.ttiinc.com, TTI Asia, www.ttiasia.com, and TTI Israel, www.ttiisrael.com. The new www.ttieurope.com site was built with the latest technologies including…

Digi-Key Ships TinyCircuits Portfolio of Small Open Source Electronics

TinyCircuits’ selection of small-size open source electronics, including the TinyDuino, is available for immediate shipment worldwide through Digi-Key Electronics, a global electronic components distributor, thanks to a new distribution agreement between the two companies. TinyCircuits are used by thousands of people in over sixty countries worldwide to create a variety of projects, from Makers creating projects…