Getting to Know Future Electronics’ Robert Miller, Part One

Talk about perfect timing. Tracy Sutherland was giving a reporter a tour of Future Electronics Inc. headquarters in Pointe Claire, a suburb of Montreal, Canada, and addressing one of the many myths about Robert Miller, the electronics components distributor’s founder and owner, when the subject of the discussion strolled into the building, seemingly oblivious to…

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China’s Quest for ‘MIPS in Wearable’

Let's be blunt: Not many serious players in the electronics industry today are sanguine about the survival chances for MIPS processors in a global mobile market where, in the last decade — almost single-handedly — ARM has built its formidable ecosystem. Against that backdrop, the industry can't help but ooze with pessimism as it regards…

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Richardson RFPD Offers MACOM LNA

LaFox, Ill. — Richardson RFPD, Inc. today announces immediate availability and full design support capabilities for a new 50–2700 MHz, 75W, 5V RF amplifier from M/A-COM Technology Solutions (MACOM). The MAAM-011117 provides high gain, low noise and low distortion amplification for 75W CATV customer premises equipment (CPE). The new low noise amplifier (LNA) incorporates a power-down function to reduce…

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KLA-Tencor Earns Intel Supplier Award

Milpitas, Calif. — KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ: KLAC), has been recognized as one of 18 companies receiving Intel Corporation’s Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award for their performance in 2013. It has demonstrated industry-leading commitment across all critical focus areas on which they are measured: quality, cost, availability, technology, customer service, labor and ethics systems and environmental…

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