IBM Alliance Creates World’s Tiniest Chip

An alliance led by IBM Research (NYSE:IBM) today announced that it has produced the semiconductor industry’s first 7nm (nanometer) node test chips with functioning transistors.  The breakthrough, accomplished in partnership with GlobalFoundries and Samsung at SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (SUNY Poly CNSE), could result in the ability to place more than…

Mouser and Akustica Ink Global Deal

Mouser Electronics Inc. today announced that it has reached a global distribution agreement with Akustica Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bosch Group. Akustica is a leading supplier of silicon MEMS microphone products that improve voice input quality in a variety of consumer electronic devices, including mobile phones, tablets, headsets, and small wearables devices.…

Verical Redesigns Website

Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) today announced the redesign of Verical.com, the company’s online electronics components superstore. The redesigned Verical.com features a new homepage with an easy-access parts search, mobile compatibility, multilingual accessibility and more prominent information about the manufacturers selling warrantied, traceable parts through the site. “At Arrow, we work in the world of five…

TTI Opens New Turkish Office

Following solid growth rates in the Turkish market in recent years, TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components, has recently opened a new office in Turkey. Located in Istanbul, the new office is headed up by Biran Yilmaz and provides extensive sales and field engineering support for TTI’s…

Sager Completes Norvell Buy

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power and Electromechanical components, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Norvell Electronics, Inc., a North American power products distributor with extensive design and value add capabilities, headquartered in Carrollton, Texas. Sager Electronics President Frank Flynn said, “With the close of this acquisition, Norvell…

AFFLINK Launches Free Supply Chain Consulting Software

Tuscaloosa, Ala. – AFFLINK, a global leader in supply chain management, has launched ELEVATE™ — a free consulting software application that helps clients manage their supply chain. “In less than 20 minutes, a client can analyze their business priorities, uncover thousands of dollars in operational efficiencies and identify solutions that align with their corporate goals and…

RS Adds SIRIUS ACT Switches

Singapore – RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has introduced Siemens’ new SIRIUS ACT pushbuttons and switches, which offer a choice of modern styles and make panel builders’ lives easier and more productive. The line-up includes 22mm-diameter raised indicator lights and illuminated or non-illuminated pushbuttons with a choice of black plastic,…