CDM Electronics Expands Power Connector Offerings

CDM Electronics, a premier authorized distributor of electronic connectors and cables, said it has significantly expanded its MIL-DTL-55116 (part #M55116) audio frequency connectors and MIL-DTL-55181 (part #M55181) mid-range power connectors.  CDM is an authorized stocking distributor for the complete line of TacCom connectors, and accepts online orders for prototype as well as production quantities. The…

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Auto UI at Digital Cusp

Remember how delighted we were when we first discovered that mobile phones can generate different sound effects? Ironically, many of us chose as our favorite an old telephone ringtone. That was back in the mid- and late 1990s, but our infatuation with mobile handsets has never waned. Fast-forward 20 years. As evidenced at the International…

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Another Wrinkle in Xilinx-Flextronics Suit

The lawsuit between FPGA supplier Xilinx Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) and EMS Flextronics International (NASDAQ:FLEX) has brought to the surface several points of contention in the supply chain, including the resale of electronics components and the risk of counterfeit parts. Now, court documents related to the suit are pressing another hot button in the channel: the issue…

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RFMD Closes Strong Quarter

RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq:RFMD) rfmd.com, a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency solutions, today reported financial results for the Company’s fiscal 2014 third quarter, ended December 28, 2013. December quarterly revenue increased approximately 6% year-over-year to $288.5 million, compared to $271.2 million in the corresponding quarter of the prior…

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6 Obstacles to Achieving Cost-Reduction Goals

Lytica Inc. tracks current prices paid – not distributor website prices – on about one million electronic components and uses this information to assess our clients’ spending competitiveness and estimate appropriate pricing for their worst price components. In many cases, we assist customers in implementing better pricing in their supply chain. From this vantage point…

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Semtech Announces Layoffs

Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), http://www.semtech.com a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced a reduction in its workforce by approximately 6 percent as part of a previously announced restructuring effort that is expected to strengthen its focus and increase future operating efficiencies. As a result of these activities, the Company also expects to…

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