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Element14 Adds ADI PMOD Boards

Design engineers looking to extend the capabilities of FPGA/CPLD boards with mixed-signal/analogue integration for rapid development can now take advantage of Analog Devices PMOD Compatible Reference Design Boards from element14. PMODs are small I/O interface boards that offer an ideal way to extend the capabilities of FPGA/CPLD boards.  Analog Devices PMOD-compatible peripheral modules offer a wide variety…

Mouser Adds ADLINK in Europe

Mouser Electronics, Inc., a leading authorized distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, has greatly expanded its agreement with ADLINK Technology to distribute ADLINK products across Europe. Mouser’s international distribution agreement with ADLINK now includes EMEA, China and the Americas. ADLINK Technology is a Premier Member of the Intel® IoT Solutions Alliance, one of the world’s…

Mouser Updates Auto Infotainment Site

Mouser Electronics, Inc., has announced an update to their Automotive Applications Site  by featuring new sections devoted to Automotive Infotainment. In-vehicle entertainment technology is evolving rapidly, and the new Mouser Electronics site keeps Mouser visitors up-to-date on the latest news and developments in the expanding field of Automotive Applications. Mouser Electronics’ expanded Automotive Applications site…

IDC Lowers Tablet Projections

Following a second consecutive quarter of softer than expected demand, International Data Corporation (IDC) has lowered its worldwide tablet plus 2-in-1 forecast for 2014 to 233.1 million units. The new forecast represents a 6.5% year-over-year growth rate, which is well below the 12.1% growth rate previously forecast. “When we look at the global picture, it…

IPC: PCB Shipments Reflect Seasonal Slowdown

Bannockburn, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the July findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales and orders were weaker in July, but the book-to-bill ratio held steady at parity. Slump in Sales and Orders is Typical for July Total North American PCB shipments decreased 2.3 percent in…

ROHM Establishes Foundry Business for New MEMS Process

Santa Clara, Calif.– ROHM has recently established a process for MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical System) utilizing thin-film piezoelectric elements, and implemented the industry’s first* foundry business that integrates product design and manufacturing processes, from wafer pulling to mounting, in order to meet a variety of customer needs. Piezoelectric elements, which possess the inherent property of generating a…

Trimble, Digi-Key Ink Global Distribution Deal

Sunnyvale, Calif.– Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today a global distribution agreement with Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, to offer Trimble’s ThingMagic® Mercury® 6e Series and Mercury 5e Series of embedded UHF RFID modules. The ThingMagic family of award winning embedded RFID modules is used worldwide to reduce development costs and speed the time-to-market for…

Broadcom Offers New WICED Dev Kit for IoT

Irvine, Calif. — News Highlights: Enables software and hardware developers to prototype and experiment with new Internet of Things (IoT)  applications Includes latest WICED™ Bluetooth® Smart chip and five low-power MEMS sensors Development kit and smartphone app can be connected and running programs in minutes Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor…