Element14 Launches TI WiFi Kit

Farnell element14 has announced the launch of the Texas Instruments CC3200 Launchpad and CC3100 BoosterPack, a development platform and Wi-Fi device, created for faster and easier implementation of solutions for the Internet of Things(IoT). The CC3200 LaunchPad kit is the industry’s first single-chip programmable microcontroller with built-in Wi-Fi connectivity suitable for applications in cloud connectivity,…

IPC Names New Standards Director

IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announces that Teresa Rowe has joined the IPC staff as director of assembly and standards technology. Rowe will direct and manage the development of standards for electronics assembly materials and processes. Her additional responsibilities include supporting committee chairmen, developing working drafts, balloting standards, addressing comment resolution and overseeing the publication…

Newark element14 Stocks Freescale Freedom Dev Kit

Chicago, Ill. – Newark element14 has announced the addition of the high-performance Freescale Freedom FRDM-K22F development kit to its extensive portfolio of technology products, which includes the biggest range of development kits available globally from one single source. The new development board is the second Freedom board featuring a Kinetis K next-generation microcontroller and crystal-less USB controller.  It is targeted…

TE Connectivity to Buy Xiamen Delixing/Sibas

Schauffhausen, Switzerland — TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL), a world leader in connectivity, today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire the business of Xiamen Delixing Electric Equipment Co., Ltd. (“Delixing”) and Xiamen SIBAS Connectors Co., Ltd. (“Sibas”). Delixing/Sibas is a privately owned manufacturer of heavy duty connectors used in machinery equipment, factory…

Jameco Celebrates 40th

 Jameco Electronics kicks off its 40th anniversary celebration by marking the milestone with a special cover on its most recent electronic components catalog. The new catalog features a montage cover made of previous catalog covers, including the very first Jameco catalog. In 1974, founder Dennis Farrey had a vision. He set his mind to helping…

TTI, Wakefield-Vette Ink Distribution Agreement

Fort Worth, Tex. – TTI, Inc., the leading global distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components, today announced the company has signed a distribution agreement with Wakefield-Vette, a global leader in thermal management solutions. In continuous operation since 1957, Wakefield-Vette manufactures a wide array of thermal solutions that includes thermal extrusions, LED heat sinks, heat…

America II, Taiwan Semi Sign Distribution Deal

St. Petersburg, Fla.–America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest independent distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, has entered into a distribution agreement with Taiwan Semiconductor, a worldwide manufacturer of discrete semiconductors, as well as analog ICs, power transistors and MosFETs used in the automotive, computer, consumer, industrial, telecom and photovoltaic industries. “We’re in…

LSI Flash Controllers Demo Breakthrough

Santa Clara, Calif.– FLASH MEMORY SUMMIT — LSI, an Avago Technologies Company (Nasdaq:AVGO), today announced breakthrough performance and endurance demonstrations of its third-generation SandForce(R) SF3700 flash controller. After successfully introducing industry-leading sequential performance of 1800MB/s, the SF3700 is now demonstrating mixed 80/20 (read/write) workload performance of up to 1300MB/s with a native PCIe interface. This…

NJR, UMC Achieve High-Volume MEMS Microphone Mfg

Hsinchu — New Japan Radio Co., Ltd. (New JRC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TSE: 2303) (“UMC”), a leading global semiconductor foundry, today announced that the two companies have successfully collaborated to achieve high-volume manufacturing for NJR’s MEMS (micro electro mechanical system) microphone products. Adding UMC’s MEMS manufacturing capabilities to NJR’s Fukuoka and Kawagoe fabs will ensure NJR’s…