Consumer & Mobility Alter the Electronics Landscape, Part 1

Electronics Here, There, Everywhere: Implications for Industry Design Chain & Supply Chain Landscape. That was the initial headline for this article but the lengthy wording worked against this choice and a shorter title was substituted. Yet, this analogy demonstrates clearly what’s happening in the world of electronics and how the ubiquity of semiconductors and other…

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America II Evolves ‘Blended’ Distribution

The distribution categories of yesteryear – catalog, specialty, broadline, independent, franchised – are no longer working for many in the channel. Longtime catalog distributor Digi-Key Corp., for example, no longer publishes a paper catalog. America II Electronics Inc., an independent distributor, has been adding franchises. America II has entered into a global distribution agreement with…

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DLA Considers Expanding DNA-Marking Program

In a typical electronics product, a system is only as strong as its weakest link. Therefore, it is the best interest of system builders to ensure none of the parts or subassemblies it uses are suspect. The U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), which currently uses Applied DNA Sciences’ DNA-based anti-counterfeiting technology for microcircuits, is considering expanding…

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Heilind Stocking TE Connectivity’s New Power Triple Lock Connector System

WILMINGTON, Mass. — Heilind Electronics, the largest distributor of interconnect products in North America, is now stocking the new power triple lock (PTL) connector system from TE Connectivity (TE). Delivering high performance from a highly functional design, the PTL connector system was developed and engineered for power and signal applications and offers an array of…

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Mouser Expands Its Applications & Technologies Sites for Engineers

MANSFIELD, Texas — Mouser Electronics, Inc., a leading design engineering resource and global authorized distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, announced that it has added a new site for Computing Applications to its expanding library of Applications & Technologies sites on Mouser.com. This new Computing Applications site offers educational sections on Server Motherboard, Network Attached…

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Mouser to Distribute Hamlin Sensor Solutions Across the Globe

MANSFIELD, Texas – 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…

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TE Connectivity’s DEUTSCH 369 Connectors From Mouser Protect Against Dust & Moisture

Mansfield, Texas — Mouser Electronics is now stocking TE Connectivity’s (TE) DEUTSCH 369 series of compact, high-reliability connectors. These connectors are IP67 rated, suitable for environments of extreme dust or high pressure and full submersion in water, and can be easily mated under conditions of limited or no visibility. The DEUTSCH 369 series of connectors…

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Newest Terasic Kits for Altera Cyclone V SoC FPGA Now Available at Mouser

Mansfield, Texas — Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now offering the newest Terasic Technologies FPGA Development Kits supporting Altera’s Cyclone V System-on-Chip FPGA. The Terasic SoCKit Development Kits available from Mouser Electronics present a robust hardware design platform for the Altera Cyclone V System‑on‑Chip (SoC) FPGA, a high-performance, low-cost, low power FPGA combined with an on-chip…

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Digi-Key Presents FTDI Chip With Product of the Year at BEEAs

GLASGOW, Scotland — Glasgow, Scotland-based, fabless semiconductor supplier FTDI Chip has been bestowed with Electronic Product of the Year at the 2013 British Engineering Excellence Awards (BEEAs). This highly-coveted award category was sponsored by Digi-Key, with President Mark Larson presenting the prize to FTDI Chip Vice-President Graeme Cook, in recognition of the company's innovative FT800…

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