Mouser and Schneider Electric Sign Distribution Pact

Mouser Electronics, Inc. has entered into a U.S. distribution agreement with Schneider Electric, global specialist in energy management, for industrial automation products that provide a proven platform for simple machine applications. Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions that make energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green. As a leading manufacturer of automation and control solutions, it…

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Avnet to Present at Eye For Transport Summit

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that Robert Brenner, senior vice president of logistics warehousing and distribution, Avnet, Inc., will present at the Eye for Transport Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum and companion conference, the 11th Annual North American 3PL Summit. Brenner’s presentation, “Returning to North America – Reshoring and Near…

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iPhone Forecast Raises Eyebrows

While tech geeks may be bummed that Apple didn't introduce a new hardware product at last week's developers' conference, some in the electronics supply chain are still scratching their heads wondering how the company's iPhone 5 forecast is holding up. News from the conference focused on the iTunes Radio service and the iOS7 unveil and…

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Manufacturers Can Learn From Showrooming

The electronics industry can capitalize on the disruptive concept of showrooming, but such a new supply chain business model requires novel ways of thinking to slim down and cut costs. The electronics industry has a new opportunity to redesign manufacturing and distribution processes that can potentially cut production time and costs. The thinking stems from…

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Mouser Stocks Silicon Labs Si826x Isolated Gate Drivers

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking Silicon Labs’ new Si826x digital isolated gate drivers, which provide pin-compatible, drop-in upgrades for standard opto-coupled drivers. Silicon Labs’ Si826 digital drivers provide superior common-mode transient immunity, more robust performance, and greater reliability than opto-drivers. These low-power devices are ideal for applications such as high-power motor control that require…

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ABI Research Assesses NFC IC Vendors

NXP, Inside Secure, and STMicroelectronics were judged to be the top rated vendors of NFC ICs in ABI Research’s Competitive Assessment.  Companies were scored for eight key criteria under the categories of Implementation and Innovation across both NFC modems/controllers and secure elements. NXP ranked in first position overall and topped the Implementation category.  It was…

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Vishay Buys Resistor Maker MCB Industrie S.A.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., one of the world’s largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors and passive electronic components,  has announced the acquisition of MCB Industrie S.A., a manufacturer of specialty resistors for professional market segments. The purchase price was approximately EUR 17 million or approximately $23 million. MCB Industrie S.A. resistors are used as motion sensors in…

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