AVX Upgrades Simulation Software for SMPS MLCCs

Greenville, S.C. – AVX Corporation (NYSE: AVX), a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new version of its SpiCALCI simulation software, an engineering tool that calculates performance characteristics and parameters for its advanced switch mode power supply (SMPS) multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) to help electrical design engineers select the part that will…

NXP to Sell Standard Products Business for $2.75B

Eindhoven, Netherlands — NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) today announced an agreement to divest its Standard Products business to a consortium of financial investors consisting of Beijing Jianguang Asset Management Co., Ltd (“JAC Capital”) and Wise Road Capital LTD (“Wise Road Capital”). Under the terms of the agreement the consortium will pay approximately $2.75 billion for the business. The transaction is expected to…

New App Notes for Vishay 196 HVC ENYCAP

Malvern, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced the availability of new application and technical notes on the company’s website that assist designers in implementing constant voltage (CV) pulse charging when using the award-winning 196 HVC ENYCAP™ series of hybrid energy storage capacitors. The 196 HVC ENYCAP series offers designers exceptional flexibility and enhanced charge…

KEMET Honors Digi-Key

Thief River Falls, Minn.– Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Electronics, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, was given KEMET’s High Service Distributor of the Year award at the 2016 EDS Summit in Las Vegas, NV. The award was presented by Cheryl Swaim, High Service Distribution Account Executive; Monica Highfill, Vice President…

TTI Breaks Ground on New Distribution Center

Fort Worth, Tex. – Leading global electronics distributor TTI, Inc. announced today the company officially has broken ground to begin building a new warehouse distribution center located at 3737 Meacham Boulevard in Fort Worth, Texas. TTI executive staff members joined founder and CEO, Paul Andrews, for a special groundbreaking event to commemorate the occasion. Don…

Bourns Awarded by Arrow Electronics

Riverside, Calif. – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that it has been honored by Arrow Electronics with a Perfect Order Index (POI) Award for 2015. This is the fourth consecutive year that Bourns has earned the highest Platinum level in thePerfect Order Index award program.  Arrow established the POI Awards program…

Future Electronics Stocks Infineon XMC450 Microcontroller

Pointe Claire, Canada — Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components founded in 1968 by Robert Miller, recently announced immediate shipping availability of Infineon’s XMC4500 microcontroller series for industrial applications. XMC4500 combines Infineon’s leading-edge peripheral set with an industry-standard ARM® Cortex®-M4 core, resulting in a power pack for energy-efficient industrial applications. The XMC4500…

Smith & Associates Appoints New CFO

Smith & Associates, the largest independent distributor of electronic components, today announces the appointment of Jason C. Fowler to the role of Chief Financial Officer. In this position, Fowler will oversee Smith & Associates’ global financial operations as the company expands its services and worldwide reach. Before joining the company, Fowler spent most of his…

Datwyler to Acquire Premier Farnell

Datwyler to acquire Premier Farnell for an enterprise value of CHF1,0921 million in a recommended all-cash offer. Today, the boards of Dätwyler Holding AG (“Datwyler”) and Premier Farnell plc (“Premier Farnell”) have reached agreement on the terms of a recommended all-cash offer by Datwyler for the entire issued and to be issued share capital of…