Digi International Goes Global With Arrow

Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) and Arrow Electronics Inc. today announced they have signed a global distribution agreement expanding their existing successful North American distribution alliance. “This extension to our relationship supports Arrow’s strategy to offer the very best products and services to its global customer base,” explains David West, vice president, semiconductor marketing, Arrow. “Digi…

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China CE Market Declined in 2013

China’s consumer electronics market declined in 2013 as demand for products like televisions and digital still cameras decelerated, compelling the country’s manufacturers to devise new strategies for growth, according to a new report from IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS). Combined unit shipments for the chief products comprising the overall Chinese consumer electronics industry fell last year…

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Renesas Tops Automotive IC Ranking

London, England — Renesas Electronics was the top vendor of semiconductors to the original equipment (OE) automotive sector in 2013, according to Semicast Research. Rounding out the top five are Infineon Technologies, STMicroelectronics, Freescale, and NXP. Revenue for the OE automotive semiconductor market is estimated at $27.1 billion in 2013, according to the market research…

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What’s Tax Got to Do With It?

Supply chain professionals rarely have a degree in tax law. That's too bad… because understanding international regulations is important and getting more important every day. “As country-level agencies issue regulations and increase enforcement, manufacturing and compliance become more complex for manufacturers. Supply chain leaders must collaborate with their regulatory affairs groups to assess pending and…

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Component Trends: Some Reductions in Leadtimes

The month of March is bringing spring – at least that is what many in the U.S. fervently hope. It’s also brought a couple of leadtime reductions in IP&E products. According to Avnet’s latest Market and Technology Trends report, leadtimes for commercial electromechanical, military electromechanical and power supplies all fell from the prior month. Commercial…

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Illinois Capacitor Debuts High Temp Al Polymer Capacitor

Lincolnwood, Ill. — Illinois Capacitor’s  AVG Series of aluminum polymer capacitors offers the very low equivalent series of resistance (ESR) of polymer with greater maximum operating temperature and voltage rating.  Compared to most other polymer capacitors, the AVG Series is rated at higher temperature (up to 125°C), up to 160 WVDC and is available with…

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Semtech Names New Exec

Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq:SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced the appointment of Charles B. Ammann as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Ammann succeeds Randall H. Holliday, who has announced his retirement. “I am pleased to have a seasoned executive and legal professional of Chuck’s caliber join Semtech’s…

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Molex Products Support MXC Interface

Molex Incorporated today announced that its VersaBeam™ expanded beam ferrule technology and single-mode silicon photonic active optical products will support the new MXC* fiber optic interface.  These and other Molex high-speed, high-density data transmission technologies will be featured at booth 3863, OFC 2014 being held March 11-13 in San Francisco. Molex joins a user community…

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