A Brighter Forecast for US Solar Market

Is the US solar energy market finally poised for growth? Based on data from the first quarter of the year, solar installations in the US have doubled from 2011 levels, according to GTM Research in a study conducted for the Solar Energy Industries Association. Reuters today reported that 506 megawatts of solar capacity were added…

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Supply Chain in the Cloud

People talk about the cloud as if it had the power to change the world. That may be a lofty goal, but we have apparently reached a point where it could be changing the electronics supply chain, if not on a wide scale, then at least on a company-by-company basis. A collaboration between {complink 9284|Lenovo…

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Counterfeiters Exploit Obsolescence

About 20 years ago, state-of-the-art microprocessors were the main target of both theft and counterfeiting efforts. Now, more than half of counterfeit-part reports involve obsolete parts — those that have outlived their usefulness, at least as far as suppliers are concerned. A total of 57 percent of counterfeit-part reports from 2001 through 2012 have involved…

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Digi-Key Broadens Line Card With Panasonic

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry’s largest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced stock of the Panasonic PAN1720 Series low power Bluetooth RF modules, a family of complete Bluetooth 4.0 solutions. Read the full press release. {complink 12799|Digi-Key Corp.}

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Avnet & TI to Present Safety-Critical Applications Webinar

PHOENIX — Engineers designing for safety-critical applications require electronics that provide protection against both random and systemic failure, room for application differentiation, and simplified development and system certification. Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has teamed up with Texas Instruments, Inc. (TI) to offer a free webinar on Tuesday,…

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Alliance Memory Announces Distribution Agreement

SAN CARLOS, Calif. — Alliance Memory today announced a distribution agreement with Transfer Multisort Elektronik Company (TME), the largest online and catalogue electronic components distributor in Central and Eastern Europe. Under the agreement, TME will offer Alliance Memory's entire lineup of SRAMs and DRAMs to customers in the European Union, Ukraine, Russia, and Arab countries.…

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