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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Digi-Key Stocks GeneSiC’s Schottky Rectifiers

Global electronic  components distributor Digi-Key Corp., the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced an agreement to serve as exclusive distributor of the latest low-capacitance silicon carbide (SiC) Schottky rectifiers from GeneSiC Semiconductor. These innovative rectifiers are specifically targeted  towards voltage multiplier circuits and high voltage assemblies used in a wide range of x-ray, laser,…

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Future is Littelfuse Top 2012 Volume Distributor

Littelfuse,  Inc., the global leader in circuit protection, has named Future Electronics its Volume Distributor of the Year for 2012. Littelfuse  presented the award to Future Electronics, a global leader in electronics distribution, at the recent 2013 Electronic Distribution Show (EDS) in Las Vegas, Nevada. “In 2012, Future Electronics delivered exceptional performance and  played an integral role in our achievements…

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Boeing Cuts Both Risk & Costs

Spreading out engineering operations to minimize risk is one thing, but having them compete with one another for projects is something more. According to this Reuters report, Boeing's new design centers (set up around the US) will compete with each other for projects, with a focus on how good they are at supplying skills at…

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A Guide to Greener Electronics

When Greenpeace released a global Guide to Greener Electronics last November, it carried a refreshing surprise: Wipro, the Bangalore-based electronics company, made a grand debut, taking the No. 1 position. Having previously been featured in a local edition of the guide, Wipro earned 7.1 out of 10 points to become the world leader in the…

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Richardson RFPD Debuts IN FOCUS Magazine

Richardson RFPD, Inc. today announced the debut of a new publication, IN FOCUS magazine. The first issue features machine-to-machine (M2M), reflecting the Company’s extensive commitment to the M2M market. Richardson RFPD offers a broad range of M2M wireless connectivity products, from low cost embedded modules to full-function gateway solutions designed to address diverse applications, such…

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Huawei Awards TDK

TDK Corp. announces that its subsidiary, EPCOS Limited in China, has received the Excellent Service Award 2012 from Huawei Device Co. Ltd., a leading Chinese manufacturer of mobile handsets and network terminals. The award recognizes outstanding performance in the areas of customer service and on-time delivery. The EPCOS products supplied to Huawei Device include SAW…

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