Sensor Innovation from Wearables to Vehicles at CES 2018

CES never fails to satisfy the consumer’s appetite for new gadgets, which in many cases are fueled by advances in sensor technology. This year is no exception with products enabled for virtual reality/augmented reality (VR/AR), voice assistants (Will Alexa rule the world?), and artificial intelligence (AI). The result is TVs that act as a smart…

Advanced MP Acquires EarthTron

Advanced MP Technology, Inc. (AMPT), an industry leader with over 40 years of experience in the distribution of electronic components and provider of supply chain services, announced today the acquisition of EarthTron, an unlimited distributor specializing in sourcing and purchasing excess and obsolete electronic components. This investment is a natural fit within the global expansion…

Microsemi, Future Electronics Offer Avalanche Board

Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, and Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, today announced the availability of the Avalanche board featuring a Microsemi PolarFire® non-volatile field programmable gate array (FPGA). As the lowest cost entry development board available today for designing with Microsemi’s lowest power, cost-optimized…

South Electronics Stocks Stackpole Resistors

South Electronics, an authorized distributor of industrial electronic components, has partnered with Stackpole Electronics, Inc to provide stock and availability on their entire line of resistive products. Stackpole Electronics Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of resistors supplying to the world’s largest OEMs. General purpose thick film chip resistors (RMCF series) are the most prolific part…

Alibaba A.I. Labs, MediaTek Collaborate on IoT Initiatives

Alibaba A.I. Labs, which leads the development of Alibaba’s consumer artificial intelligent (AI) products, and MediaTek, a global fabless semiconductor company, today announced a strategic collaboration in Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives including smart home protocols, customized IoT chips and AI smart hardware, with the aim of fostering the development of a connected world in…

TTI Buys Second Chip Specialist & Expands into South Korea

On the last business day of 2017, TTI Inc. acquired its second semiconductor company, Changnam I.N.T. Ltd. of South Korea. The longtime specialty distributor of interconnect, passive and electromechanical (IP&E) components expanded its nascent semiconductor linecard and its geographic reach in one fell swoop. But TTI’s ambition is not to become a global broadline distributor,…