Rochester to Support Renesas for EOL

Rochester Electronics, LLC  http://www.rocelec.com  today announced that it has entered into a continuing source agreement for discontinued products with Renesas Electronics Corporation, a global leader in Microcontroller Units (MCUs), Analog and Power Devices and System on Chips (SoC). This new agreement will provide customers a continuing supply of end-of-life products discontinued by Renesas. Rochester will…

Flexible Displays Almost Ready For Prime Time

The advent of display technology that adheres ink-like particles to a substrate such as plastic has set the stage for flexible electronics. Organic light emitting diode (OLED) technology is currently the leading choice, but proponents believe other opportunities abound in this developing market. Flexible electronics is at the tipping point of widespread market appeal and will increasingly…

Belden Bids for Grass Valley; Grows Revenue

Belden Inc. (NYSE: BDC), http://investor.belden.com a global leader in high quality, end-to-end signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, today reported fiscal fourth quarter and full year 2013 results for the period ended December 31, 2013. On its regularly scheduled earnings conference call, Belden will also discuss its offer to acquire privately held Grass Valley, a…

Toshiba Shipping Low-Power ICs

Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced the launch of “TB9021FNG”, a low stand-by current regulator for application in automotive systems with a five-volt microcontroller. Sample shipments will start on February 20, with mass production scheduled to start in July 2014. Reduction of system power consumption becomes increasingly important as the number of electronic components in cars…

Intel Names 5 New VPs

Intel Corporation today announced that its board of directors elected five new corporate vice presidents. Aicha Evans, 42, was elected corporate vice president and is general manager of the Wireless Platform Research and Development Group in the Platform Engineering Group. She is responsible for driving wireless engineering for multi-comm products and Intel platforms. Evans joined…

Ametek Promotes Greg Nelson

AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME) today announced that the Board of Directors has elected Gregory J. Nelson as Vice President and General Manager, Electronic Components and Packaging within AMETEK’s Engineered Material, Interconnects and Packaging Division (EMIP). Mr. Nelson had previously served as Vice President and Business Unit Manager for the Precision and Engineered Materials business unit of…

Avnet to Distribute SMARTRAC’s RFID Products

 Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has entered a distribution agreement with SMARTRAC N.V., a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of radio-frequency identification (RFID) and near field communications (NFC) transponders, tags and inlays. The distribution agreement focuses on NFC and ultra-high frequency (UHF) products – market segments with particularly…

Military OKs Gowanda RF Inductors

Gowanda Electronics, a designer and manufacturer of precision electronic components for radio frequency and power applications, announced that the company recently achieved military approval for four thru-hole RF inductor series: MLRF10M, MLRF15M, MLRF18M and MLRF17S. These Gowanda series meet the military’s Qualified Product List (QPL) requirement for military spec MIL-PRF-15305. They also expand the company’s…

Mouser Stocking Freescale Kinetis K-Series

Mouser Electronics, Inc., a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it is stocking Freescale Semiconductor’s 32-bit Kinetis 72MHz K-Series microcontrollers. Freescale Kinetis K10/20/30/40/5x 72MHz microcontrollers (MCUs) available from Mouser electronics are low-power 32-bit microcontrollers featuring high precision analog, connectivity, and scalability. Freescale Kinetis 72MHz K-Series microcontrollers are…