Digi-Key Inks Global Pact With Heatron

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced a global distribution agreement with Heatron, an industry leader in the manufacture of LED products and solutions. Heatron offers a wide array of LED products for interior and exterior illumination including LED boards and modules for recessed…

SIA: Chip Sales up 11.5%

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $26.34 billion for the month of April 2014, an increase of 11.5 percent from the April 2013 total of $23.62 billion and a slight uptick of 0.7 percent compared to last month’s total of…

Element14 Takes IoT on the Road

The Internet of Things (IoT), the theme at the element14 6th annual electronics roadshow kicks off in June in Baroda, Ahmedabad, Kolkatta, Chandigarh, Delhi and Mumbai. Together with technology partners Freescale, Texas Instruments (TI), Renesas and Infineon, among others, element14 will unveil a host of exclusive new technologies and products, exciting demos and informative live…

TDK-Lambda Recognizes Mouser

  Mouser Electronics, Inc., a leading engineering resource and global distributor of semiconductors and electronic components, has received the 2013 Outstanding Year-Over-Year Growth Award from TDK-Lambda Americas Inc., a group company of TDK Corporation.   The award was presented to Mouser in recognition of the distributor’s efforts that helped TDK-Lambda exceed growth and sales goals last…

Freescale Releases RF Power Tool System

Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL), the leading provider of RF power technology, today introduced the RF Power Tool system, which is designed to simplify the development of RF power applications and help customers create new and differentiated RF power solutions. The only comprehensively integrated RF power application development system on the market, Freescale’s RF Power Tool…

Loubser Joins IPC

  IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries®  announces that Keenan Loubser has joined the IPC staff as senior director of certification programs. Loubser will oversee IPC’s certification programs, maintain and build relationships with IPC training and certification centers around the world and manage IPC’s certification team.   With nearly 20 years of experience in information…

Bourns Receives Arrow Award

Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that it has received the Arrow Electronics, Inc. Perfect Order Index (POI) Award for 2013. Bourns was the recipient of Arrow’s Platinum POI Award which is the highest award level given.  Arrow began the POI Awards to honor suppliers that achieve best-in-class performance…

RS Components Adds Touchstone ICs

RS Components( http://ph.rs-online.com ) (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc(http://www.electrocomponents.com ) (LSE: ECM), the global distributor for engineers, is now stocking low-power, high-performance analogue integrated circuit (IC) products developed by Touchstone Semiconductor and recently acquired by Silicon Labs to complement its embedded portfolio for the Internet of Things (IoT) market. RS will provide an inventory and logistics…

ISM Issues Corrected Report

Institute of Supply Management’s  (ISM)  has discovered an error in its software programming for calculating the May 2014 Manufacturing PMI that was released at 10 a.m. ET this morning. “We apologize for this error. We have recalculated and confirmed that the actual index indicates that the economy is accelerating,” said Bradley J. Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD, chair…

Kemet Files Conflict Minerals Report

KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, today released its 2013 Conflict Minerals Report, submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in accordance with U.S. law. The Conflict Minerals Report provides details on the company’s efforts to ensure that all KEMET tantalum materials are sourced conflict-free, either through the…