Mouser a Sponsor of MEMS & Sensors Summit

Mouser Electronics, Inc., a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, will be the exclusive distribution-sponsor of  the Shaping the Future of MEMS and Sensors Summit on September 10 in Santa Clara, California.  The one-day summit will bring together a  “Who’s Who” of experts in Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) and Sensors…

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Live Chat 8/15: Avoid the Counterfeit Trap

Caveat emptor . Let the buyer beware. That's the theme of EBN's upcoming chat with distributor Components Direct. We'll be discussing the growing problem of counterfeit components and how to spot them. Counterfeit electronic components are appearing with increasing frequency, according to IHS. Based on a conservative estimate, a total of 1,336 verified counterfeit-part incidents…

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Mouser Adds TI Sensing Solutions

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now offering highly integrated Temperature Sensing Solutions from Texas Instruments that will help speed the design cycle for the next generation of temperature sensors. These TI Temperature Sensing Solutions feature high-performance analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) and analog front end devices (AFEs). TI’s ADS1247 and ADS1248 high-integrated, 24-bit ADCs provide a complete front-end…

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Lambda Research Launches New Web Site

Lambda Research Corp., the leading designer and publisher of illumination and optical design software, announces the launch of their new web site featuring TracePro®, the company’s award-winning opto-mechanical design software for layout, optimization, and analysis of illumination systems. The new web site also includes information on OSLO, the world’s foremost imaging and lens design system,…

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SanDisk Takes Stake in Tegile Systems

SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), said its strategic investment arm, SanDisk Ventures, has invested in Tegile Systems. Tegile is bringing a new generation of affordable hybrid storage arrays incorporating flash technology to enterprise customers. The Tegile solution provides better price-performance than traditional all-hard-disk-drive (HDD) storage arrays and offers a compelling way to address evolving enterprise requirements…

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Check Your Passives First

Mislabeled passive components (reels of resistors and capacitors) are surprisingly common in the supply chain. Testing SMT passives first can be the best option. Once placed on boards, the wrong part is very hard to detect and expensive to correct. We buy reels of SMT passives by the thousands for our contract manufacturing business, usually…

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