The Sounds of Silence Redux

During the first half of the Drive for Innovation around-the-country drive in the Chevy Volt, the first conversations started stirring over one of the greatest features of electric and hybrid-electric vehicles: how quiet they are. The problem is, they're apparently too quiet, at least for the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. Earlier this year, the…

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Avnet’s Fay: Hynix Fire Exposes Supply Chain Vulnerability

For years now I have been advocating the importance of having a comprehensive and proactive risk management strategy to protect the continuity of the supply chain when a disruption occurs. And though I believe that there is indeed a greater awareness of the importance of risk management, the apparent panic ignited by the recent Hynix…

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Digi-Key to Distribute Sauris

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced the signing of a global distribution agreement with Sauris GmbH, a leading manufacturer of development tools and kits featuring Texas Instruments’ C2000/5000/6000, DaVinci, Sitara, OMAP, and ARM processors. Sauris GmbH, based in Munich, Germany, designs, develops, and…

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TE Connectivity Joins Optical Ethernet Effort

TE Connectivity, a world leader in connectivity, has joined the Terabit Optical Ethernet Center (TOEC) research center at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) as its newest affiliate member. The company joins other industry affiliates Google Inc., Verizon, Intel, Agilent Technologies and Rockwell Collins Inc. TOEC is working on developing the technology necessary for…

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Richardson RFPD Stocks TriQuint GaN MMIC

Richardson RFPD, Inc. today announced immediate availability and full design support capabilities for a new high performance GaN power doubler MMIC from TriQuint. The TAT9988 is an ultra-linear, packaged GaN amplifier intended for output stage amplification in CATV infrastructure applications. It features a push-pull cascode design, which provides flat gain along with ultra-low distortion, making…

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