Three Feet From Gold

Anytime I think of the decision by {complink 2376|Hewlett-Packard Co.} to exit the tablet PC market, I recall the story of the disappointed gold prospector who sold his concession only to find he would have struck the mother lode had he dug just three feet farther. A similar situation may be developing in the tablet…

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Distribution & Industry in Transition

Nobody has come up with a catchy alternative yet, but it is becoming clear that the term “electronics distributor” — harking back to the group's origin as middlemen linking component vendors with customers worldwide — has outlived its usefulness. The misnomer does little justice to the range of services that the sector's diverse participants perform…

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Cree Unveils Simulation, Testing Services

DURHAM, N.C.– Extending the support services offered to LED lighting manufacturers that were launched this fall, Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) announces the addition of two new Cree TEMPO offerings to its revolutionary design and evaluation services. The new TEMPO (Thermal Electrical Mechanical Photometric Optical) Thermal Simulation and photometric testing options are designed to remove barriers…

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Digi-Key, Aspen Develop Drawing Tool

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry’s broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, and Aspen Labs, creator of EEWeb, have produced the industry’s first online schematic drawing tool, Scheme-it. “Digi-Key is excited to launch Scheme-it, the industry’s only fully-online schematic tool,”…

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Mouser Stocking Osram LEDs

MANSFIELD, Texas — Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it is stocking new product from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors. OSRAM Opto Semiconductors DURIS™ E5 LEDs deliver a high efficacy of up to 97lm/W, 82 CRI, and a wide beam angle of 120º…

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