Mouser Launches Dev Tool Center

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, announced today the launch of its new Engineering Development Tools Center on Mouser.com. This time-saving microsite allows developers to select from a variety of development tools for products such as microcontrollers, analog and digital ICs, LED lighting, optoelectronics, wireless, and more.…

Cypress & Spansion to Merge in $4b Deal

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) and Spansion, Inc. (NYSE: CODE) today announced a definitive agreement to merge in an all-stock, tax-free transaction valued at approximately $4 billion. The post-merger company will generate more than $2 billion in revenue annually and create a leading global provider of microcontrollers and specialized memories needed in today’s embedded systems.…

Sunburst Electronics Earns IPC Certification

Bannockburn, Ill. — IPC’s Validation Services Program has awarded an IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) to Sunburst Electronics, an electronics manufacturing services firm in Erie, Pa. The facility successfully completed an intensive audit based on two of IPC’s foremost standards: IPC J-STD-001, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies and IPC-A-610, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies.…

RFMW Stocking Carlisle Adapters

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for Carlisle Interconnect Technologies SMA Precision Swept Right Angle Adapters. Carlisle Interconnect Technologies features a continuous right-angled design to produce optimally matched low loss adapters for 50 Ohm applications with low VSWR and Insertion loss and tested per MIL-STD-202. Different connector options are available for use in designs…

Lenovo Smart Tech Passes TUV Rheinland Certification

Hong Kong — Lenovo smart bracket product successfully passed the TUV Rheinland Smart Wearable Device Certification and was awarded the world’s first Smart Wearable Device Certification. Mr. Uwe Halstenbach, Vice President & Managing Director, TUV Rheinland Greater China Electrical, Mr.Eric Yu, Executive Director & GM, Lenovo Accessories & Service Upsell Business Unit, and Mr.Ray Zhuo Executive Director…

IoT Will Bring Growth, But Also Price Pressure

For hardware and component vendors, the Internet of Things (IoT) represents the opportunity to sell lots of parts — particularly sensors – to OEMs. But as several research firms point out, the IoT won’t do anyone much good without the ability to communicate and measure the data that’s being produced by smart machines. “IoT devices…