NXP, Freescale Announce $40 Billion Merger

Enhances NXP’s strategy to lead in the “Secure Connections for a Smarter World” Establishes #1 Automotive Semiconductor Supplier Establishes #1 General-purpose MCU Supplier Clear path to $500 million in annual cost synergies Combination is accretive to non-GAAP EPS in first full year Eindhoven, The Netherlands and Austin, Texas, March 2, 2015 (CET) – NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI)…

Element14 Expands Passives Roster

Element14 has expanded its portfolio of high-power passives from leading global suppliers TE Connectivity, Vishay, Panasonic, Kemet and Bourns. These have been added to its range of over 160,000 passives; comprising capacitors, resistors and inductors, which include AEC-Q200 qualified components for harsh circuit conditions. High-power passives components with its long lifetime capabilities and high reliability…

TTI Carries Molex SolderRight

TTI, Inc., the world’s leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components, now stocks Molex’s low-profile SolderRight direct-solder terminals in Europe. Enabling secure and reliable connections at a low applied cost, the robust solder terminals have specifically been designed for applications where a very low profile right angle solder option for wires exiting…

Electrocomponents Names Future’s Ruth New Group CEO

Electrocomponents PLC has tapped Lindsley Ruth as its new group chief executive effective April 1. The Future Electronics Inc. veteran is expected to spearhead the continuing transformation of the British components distributor at a moment the industry is undergoing dramatic changes with competition intensifying from Asian rivals as well as smaller distributors in Europe. As…

Mouser Adds GWconnect Product Line

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, today announced that they have entered into a global distribution agreement with Molex for its GWconnect heavy duty connectors and accessories. GWconnect is a recent acquisition by Molex Incorporated and expands their product line into heavy duty high voltage connectors and accessories. The GWconnect product line,…

EnOcean Alliance Joins AllSeen Alliance

San Ramon, Calif.- The EnOcean Alliance, one of the strongest technical building alliances, announces today its membership in the AllSeen Alliance, the largest cross-industry consortium for the Internet of Everything. The joint forces of the two Alliances aim to connect the established EnOcean ecosystem of more than 350 companies and over 1,500 batteryless interoperable products to the…

Sager Power Systems Launched

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power and Electromechanical components, today announced the launch of Sager Power Systems, a specialized group within Sager Electronics focused solely on power.  In early 2014, Sager expanded its power supply product offering and field application team. Then, in June, Sager acquired PowerGate LLC, a premier North…

Mobile Security Market to Reach $34.8B by 2020

Portland, Ore. — According to a new report by Allied Market Research titled, “Global Mobile Security Market – Solution, Types, OS, Trends, Opportunities, Growth and Forecast, 2013 – 2020”, the global Mobile Security Market would reach $34.8 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 40.8% during 2014 – 2020. Bring Your Own Device is the latest trend adopted by most of the SMB…