RS Components Adds Raspberry Pi 2

Hong Kong — RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, today announced that the next-generation Raspberry Pi 2 credit-card-sized single-board computer from the Raspberry Pi Foundation is now available to order at http://hken.rs-online.com/web/. Building upon the massive success of the first generation Raspberry Pi, and targeting consumers, businesses and educators, the new Raspberry…

MaxLinear to Acquire Entropic

Carlsbad, Calif. – MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE:MXL or “MaxLinear”), a leading provider of integrated radio frequency (“RF”) and mixed-signal integrated circuits (“ICs”), and Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENTR or “Entropic”), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home,today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement for MaxLinear to acquire Entropic. The boards of directors of both MaxLinear…

Schurter Launches Website for China

Santa Rosa, Calif. —SCHURTER, a progressive innovator and manufacturer of Circuit Protection, Connectors, Switches, and EMC Products to the electronic and electrical industries worldwide, is pleased to announce its newly translated Chinese website. This new website expands SCHURTER’s presence in the Asia market, providing local customers with a more convenient way to search and select…

Coilcraft Supporting FIRST

Coilcraft announced today that it has joined forces with FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), a not-for-profit organization founded by inventor Dean Kamen to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology, as a Bronze Supplier of the FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®). FIRST Robotics Competition is an annual competition that…

Mouser Stocking TI MSP430 Series

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the MSP430i202x Mixed Signal Microcontroller Family from Texas Instruments (TI). This low power 16MHz 16‑bit RISC microcontroller has up to four 24‑bit sigma‑delta analog‑to‑digital converters (ADCs) with differential programmable gain amplifier (PGA) Inputs. Additional features include a hardware multiplier, 75nA shutdown mode, and a temperature sensor. The Texas Instruments…

Semiconductor Sales Hit Record

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that the global semiconductor industry posted record sales totaling $335.8 billion in 2014, an increase of 9.9 percent from the 2013 total of $305.6 billion. Global sales for the month of December 2014 reached $29.1 billion, marking the strongest December…