Smith Relocates its Austin Office

Smith, a global distributor of electronic components and semiconductors, today announces the relocation of its Austin office. The office’s new location in Austin positions Smith closer to its local customers and expands the company’s footprint in the region. Austin and its metropolitan area have been nicknamed “Silicon Hills” due to the large number of high-tech…

Avnet Invests in Defendry Surveillance Platform

Avnet, a leading global technology solutions provider, has invested $2.1M in Defendry, a surveillance platform that helps prevent active shooter incidents. Defendry is powered by proprietary artificial intelligence (AI) designed to identify and stop physical threats before they enter a building. Defendry was created by serial-tech entrepreneur Pat Sullivan and research scientist Dr. Sean Huver,…

Sensera & Arrow Sign Global Deal for IoT Sensor Solutions

Sensera Limited (ASX: SE1, “Sensera”), an Internet of Things (IoT) solution provider, today announced that it has signed a global agreement with Arrow Electronics, Inc. to distribute its high-precision, real-time location and location-aware smart wireless sensor solutions. Sensera Ltd is a leading designer and manufacturer of end-to-end sensor solutions and services for the rapidly growing…

TTI Launches New Military & Aerospace Resource Center

 TTI, Inc., a leading specialty distributor of electronic components announced the company has a new central hub for market updates and product information on mil/aero technology.   TTI’s comprehensive Military Aerospace Resource Center provides up-to-date content from our mil/aero suppliers including links to white papers, MarketEYE articles, line cards, solution guides and much more. Visit…

Bourns Acquires Voltage Protection Product Maker KEKO-Varicon

Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that a member of the Bourns group of companies has acquired all shares of KEKO-Varicon d.o.o. Žužambrek (KEKO-Varicon) from its three shareholders, consisting of two members of the MSIN Group and one minority shareholder. KEKO-Varicon is a leading manufacturer of overvoltage protection products…

DRAM, prices, DRAMeXchange

DRAM Contract Prices Remain Under Pressure; NAND Poised for Rebound

DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, reports that following the Toshiba outage in mid-June, the Japanese government announced that it will be controlling South Korea-bound exports of three key materials used in the manufacturing of semiconductors, smartphones and panels, causing module manufacturers in the memory industry downstream to give higher quotes. However, since DRAM and NAND Flash…