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Avnet Releases PicoZed System-On-Module

Phoenix, Ariz. —Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) today released PicoZed™, its newest family of System-On-Modules (SOMs) based on the Xilinx® Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoC. In support of PicoZed development and prototyping, Avnet is also releasing the PicoZed Carrier Card, which provides the necessary interfaces and access to user I/O from the PicoZed…

Seagate Completes Buy of LSI Units

Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX), a world leader in storage solutions, today announced it has completed its previously announced acquisition of the assets of LSI’s Accelerated Solutions Division (“ASD”) and Flash Components Division (“FCD”) from Avago Technologies Limited (NASDAQ:AVGO). “There is a growing opportunity for mobile and enterprise flash-based storage solutions, which is why we’re…

Mouser Inks Global Deal With Broadcom

– Mouser Electronics, Inc., a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced that it has signed a global distribution agreement with Broadcom Corporation. As Broadcom’s first eCommerce distributor, Mouser Electronics will offer same-day shipping on a variety of Broadcom mass market products, including the industry-leading Wireless Internet Connectivity…

IPC Updates Two Key Standards

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® has released the F revisions of two of the industry’s most widely used standards, IPC J-STD-001, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies, and IPC-A-610, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies. The documents have been updated to include technical advances in solder on plastic surface mount (SMT) components, new criteria for…

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…