Mouser Launches Programmable Logic Site

Mouser Electronics, Inc. today announces its newest technology site on Mouser.com focusing on Programmable Logic Technology. This new site helps design engineers learn more about the different types of programmable logic technology and identify the ideal components for particular applications. Programmable Logic Devices (PLDs) vary from simple combinations of digital logic integrated on one chip…

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Auto Infotainment Hits the Supply Chain

More automakers are offering high-end information systems in their cars, spiking demand for infotainment modules in the electronics supply chain. High-end applications, such as running smartphone applications on a dashboard console or dictating emails with voice commands, were previously limited to BMW, Mercedes, and other luxury brand cars. Now more advanced offerings have begun to…

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Save Money on Rentals With RFID

Radio frequency identification device technology can save money for companies concerned with the integrity of their supply chains. RFID tracking is a very common application that helps identify potential counterfeit parts through rules-based management. Essentially: Did the package enter, pass through, and exit the supply chain reader checkpoints at the right places, at the right…

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Proposed Settlement Reached in DRAM Price-Fixing Class Action

The Plaintiffs in class actions filed in British Columbia, Ontario and Québec claim that Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Samsung Semiconductor Inc., Samsung Electronics America, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. (“Samsung”) and Hynix Semiconductor Inc., Hynix Semiconductor America Inc. and Hynix Semiconductor Manufacturing America, Inc. (“Hynix”), and numerous other DRAM manufacturers conspired to fix the…

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Distributors See 23% Hike in 2013 China Sales

Despite economic pressures in the global market, China will continue to be a growth market for electronics distributors. Component distributors can expect growth of 23 percent in 2013, according  to the 13th Annual Electronic Components Distributor Survey by Electronics Supply & Manufacturing-China (ESM-China), published by Global Sources. Distributors indicated an average revenue growth of 18…

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Ensuring Components Meet Your Needs

In my last blog, I discussed how due diligence can be improved. Today we'll explain how to ensure a component will meet standards, perform as expected, and be in supply when you need it. These concerns stem from the second level of Lytica's supply chain hierarchy of needs, which includes three elements: Certifications that the…

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Lenovo Eyes the Mobile Market

After securing its place in the PC market, Lenovo Group is now hoping to establish similar clout in the mobile market. The China-based company is looking to aggressively build its reach beyond computers and laptops, and become “PC Plus” leader. Yang Yuanqing, Lenovo chairman and CEO, boasted about the company's progress last week in a…

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