Arrow Certified to R2 in Brazil

Arrow Electronics, Inc., (NYSE:ARW) today announced that it has certified its São Paulo,Brazil, facility to several quality and environmental industry standards for electronics asset disposition. It is the first South American location certified to the R2 Responsible Recycling standard. In addition to R2, the facility holds the following certifications: Recycling Industry Operating Standard Occupational Health…

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Xilinx & Open-Silicon Release HMC Controller IP

Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) and Open-Silicon, Inc., both founding developer members of the Hybrid Memory Cube Consortium (HMCC), today announced Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC) controller IP for Xilinx Virtex(R)-7 FPGAs. The high-performance nature of Virtex-7 FPGAs enables system developers to take advantage of the ultra-high memory bandwidth of the Hybrid Memory Cube and utilize the…

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Element14 Expands Passives Portfolio

Element14 has expanded its portfolio of tape and reel passives, discretes and connectors for electronics design and production, including 10,000 of the most essential high-performance passives from industry-leading global suppliers such as AVX, Epcos, Kemet, Panasonic and Vishay. Contract manufacturers, CEM and OEM, will benefit from the operational and cost savings using these products in…

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Galaxy 5 Shows Innovation Slowing

The Galaxy S5 is indicative of a broader trend in the smartphone: evolution over revolution. We have been spoiled with revolutionary new features and game-changing performance increases. However, the hardware innovation appears to be slowing down. The Galaxy 5 is an evolutionary product. It improves on a few areas, but ultimately there is not enough…

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RFMW Stocking TriQuint Wideband Transistors

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for wideband, DC-3.5GHz GaN transistors from TriQuint. Available as the T2G4003532-FS earless package or the T2G4003532-FL, both transistors are input prematched for S-band operation. The devices are constructed with TriQuint’s proven TQGaN25 process, which features advanced field plate techniques to optimize power and efficiency at high drain bias operating…

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Crowdsourcing the Counterfeiting Problem

Many minds make light work: That’s the wisdom of crowdsourcing. A new online community is hoping to leverage the power of the people to help address counterfeit risk and obsolescence headaches in the supply chain. Network Product Solutions LLC has launched the Trusted Global Buyers Network (TGBN), an online community that will allow members to…

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