MAST, RFMW Have Distribution Deal

SAN JOSE, Calif., and SAN DIEGO — RFMW, Ltd and MAST Technologies today announced a worldwide distribution agreement effective October 3, 2011. MAST Technologies is a leading designer and manufacturer of RF absorbing materials. RFMW Ltd. is a specialized distributor providing customers and suppliers with focused distribution of RF and microwave components as well as…

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Avnet Offering Epson Timing Devices

PHOENIX — Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announced today a distribution agreement with Epson Electronics America, Inc. (EEA). This agreement makes EEA quartz-based products available to Avnet’s customers in the Americas. To find out more, visit Avnet’s website. Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas provides design engineers with a broad…

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Atmel Signs Deal With Newark element14

CHICAGO — Newark element14, a business of Premier Farnell (LSE:pfl) and the leading distributor of electronic components and engineering solutions in the Americas, today announced a new stocking distribution agreement with Atmel Corporation, a worldwide leader in microcontrollers, capacitive touch, advanced logic, mixed signal, non-volatile memory products and components. These technologies are used to optimize…

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Mouser Stocks SimpleLink Module Kit

MANSFIELD, Texas — Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced that it is stocking the SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi CC3000 FRAM Evaluation Module Kit (EMK) (CC3000FRAMEMK) from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI). The SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000 FRAM EMK is a full turn-key TI Wi-Fi evaluation…

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Heilind Stocks FCI Product Family

WILMINGTON, Mass. — Heilind Electronics, the largest distributor of interconnect products in North America, is now stocking FCI's MergeOptics family of products. FCI MergeOptics integrates optical components with high frequency electrical circuits into one compact module. MergeOptics product is designed for use in data communications, telecommunications, lasers, modulators and photo diode applications in the optical…

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Wireless Connectivity & the ROI Conundrum

Über-connectivity for mobile phones and tablets makes sense. People buy and use those devices because of their built-in ability to connect from almost anywhere pretty much all of the time. But what about vending machines, thermostats, lighting fixtures, and anything else containing a few chips and a bunch of electronic components? Do we want or…

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Chipmakers Compound Forecasting Problem

There are still too many wrinkles in the electronics industry supply chain. Many of them came under a harsh spotlight following the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the more recent flooding in Thailand. One fact stood out from both disasters: The supply chain is still operating without enough safeguards or redundancies that…

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