Element14 Adds TI LaunchPad

Newark element14, a distributor of technology products and solutions for electronics system design, maintenance and repair, has partnered with Texas Instruments to offer the MSP-EXP430F5529LP LaunchPad. Also dubbed the F5529 LaunchPad, the module offers an easy way to start developing on the MSP430 MCUs with an on-board emulation for programming and debugging.  Complete with buttons…

Surge Names New Distribution Chief

Surge Components, Inc. has appointed veteran industry executive Mark LaPointe  as the National Distribution Manager, a newly created position at Surge.  LaPointe has many years of experience in similar positions. Prior to joining Surge, he was the director of sales and marketing at Central Semiconductor. He had held the same post at Zetex and before…

RFMW Supporting TriQuint

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for TriQuint’s TGA2567-SM, an AlN packaged, 2-20GHz low noise amplifier (LNA). The TGA2567-SM provides 19dBm P1dB output power with 17dB of small signal gain. Greater than 16dB of adjustable gain can be achieved by varying Vg2. Typical mid-band noise figure is 2dB while OIP3 is specified at 29dBm.…

Mouser Partners Globally With Hamlin

 Mouser Electronics Inc. will partner globally with Hamlin Electronics to offer Hamlin’s extensive line of sensors, Reed Relays, and Reed Switches.  Hamlin, a Littelfuse company, manufactures sensors using reed, inductive, and digital and analog hall-effect technologies. Hamlin’s sensing solutions meet the demands of designers looking to improve and enhance product performance or production processes. Hamlin…

Lime and Vitec Partner in Japan

The field programmable RF chip developer Lime Microsystems, today announced it has signed Vitec Electronics as its strategic distribution partner for Japan. Lime is the world’s leading supplier of field programmable RF transceivers. Its software configurable chips run on any 2G, 3G or 4G mobile standard and on any frequency between 0.3 and 3.8GHz. The…

Anaren in Stock at Richardson RFPD

Richardson RFPD, Inc. today announces immediate availability and full design support capabilities for three new surface-mount technology (SMT) high-power attenuators from Anaren.  These 30-50W devices are high-performance, high-power chip attenuators covering from DC to 3.0 GHz and featuring high return loss and small footprints. Their high power-handling makes them well-suited for inter-stage matching, directional couplers,…

Digi-Key Enhances Website

Global electronic components distributor, Digi-Key Corporation, today announced new website features and updates including a new Search Accelerator designed to make it faster and easier for customers to search for electronic components. This new feature kicks off a series of global website improvements designed to accelerate information access and simplify the ordering process. A global…

TowerJazz Q3 Loss Widens on Sales Decline

Tower Semiconductor Ltd. posted a wider loss in the third quarter, hammered by declining revenue and amortization charges although the company said its financial results improved sequentially, continuing a trend that began earlier in the year. The Israeli chipmaker reported its net loss expanded to $31.8 million in the third quarter ended Sept. 30 from…