EPC Names Digi-Key as Channel Partner

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced new inventory of Gallium Nitride (GaN) power management products, available for immediate shipment as part of an exclusive global distribution agreement with Efficient Power Conversion (EPC). EPC is the leader in enhancement mode Gallium Nitride based power…

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Getting Medical Devices Onto the LAN

Many medical devices are restricted to RS-232 communication, and will remain so for some time to come. That doesn't preclude them from being networked. Some newer medical devices have Ethernet ports that provide communication through either fixed or dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) settings. Therefore, they can be attached to an enterprise LAN. Ethernet communications…

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There’s Death in Those Counterfeits

Counterfeits and counterfeiters can kill and may already be responsible for the loss of countless human lives worldwide. So far, though, the human toll of the damaging impact of counterfeiting has been lost in the din of words over how fake products are hurting the electronics industry supply chain and damaging the reputation of companies…

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What RoHS 2 Means for Buyers and the Channel

Now that the EU’s Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) has been around awhile, manufacturers have a pretty good idea what’s necessary to comply with the directive. Now RoHS 2 is on the horizon, and the role channel partners play in environmental compliance efforts will be expanded. “What [RoHS 2] does is expand the requirement for…

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STMicro Gets Cisco CSR Award

STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications,  has received the 2013 Excellence in Sustainability Award from Cisco. This prestigious award recognizes ST for demonstrating transparency and accountability for the environmental and social impacts of their operations, and partnering with Cisco on projects and solutions, as well as demonstrated leadership…

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SMTC Bags SpiderCloud Business

SMTC Corp. said it has signed an agreement to provide contract manufacturing services to communications equipment vendor SpiderCloud Wireless in North America, helping to boost sales at the EMS provider. The sales potential and volume shipment of the transaction was not disclosed and privately-owned SpiderCloud does not disclose its revenue numbers. Aside from the additional…

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