MeshConnect™ Mini Modules Samples Available From Future Electronics

Montreal, Canada — Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, is pleased to announce immediate engineering samples availability of CEL’s new MeshConnect™ EM357 Mini Modules for 802.15.4/ZigBee wireless applications. Building on its extensive MeshConnect family of modules, the new mini footprint modules encompass the smallest footprint of all Ember-based modules available today running…

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Arrow Electronics Acquires the ALTIMATE Group

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) announced that the company has completed its previously announced acquisition of the ALTIMATE Group (“ALTIMATE”), a subsidiary of DCC plc. ALTIMATE is a European value-added distributor of enterprise and midrange computing products, services, and solutions. Headquartered in Vélizy-Villacoublay, France, ALTIMATE has approximately 250 employees. The company’s sales for…

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US Manufacturing Report Bleak

US manufacturing activity has slowed down for the first time in three years, fueling concerns that global economic growth has stalled. The Institute of Supply Management said its PMI, an index of manufacturing growth, fell to 49.7 percent in June from 53.5 percent in May. (A score above 50 indicates growth, and a score below…

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Questions Linger on Anti-Counterfeit Rules

This September, the US government is expected to start issuing regulations to carry out the anti-counterfeiting provision in the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Is the industry ready? If the presentations at a two-day symposium on counterfeit electronics at the University of Maryland in College Park are any indication, the answer is “maybe.” (See:…

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Going Global: Is Your Supply Chain Ready?

International growth opportunities continue to abound for high-tech companies. Looking at the mobile/smartphone category alone, new research by the Pew Internet and American Life Project shows that more than half of US mobile users own smartphones. At the same time, smartphone usage is also rising in other regions, particularly in Europe. According to the Pew…

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