Newark/element14 Stocks AVX Capacitors

CHICAGO — Newark/element14, a leading multi-channel, high-service electronics distributor in the Americas, and a business of Premier Farnell, announced today it was stocking AVX’s new MLOC 0603 Series, surface mount capacitors capable of supporting frequencies from 700 MHz to well above 5 GHz. Based on AVX’s patented multilayer low loss organic (MLO) technology, these polymer-based…

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The Next Five Years

By all indications, 2012 will be a tough year for the electronics industry and most other players in the global economy. Rather than improving, the fiscal and debt troubles in Europe seem to be spreading. The news that borrowing costs for Spain and France have soared to 10-year highs adds to problems in Italy where…

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RS Components Launches Packaging Facility

SHANGHAI, China — RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has announced today the opening of its first industry packaging facility for electronic components in Shanghai, China. The facility will provide greater convenience, flexibility and cost effective solutions to customers who…

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TI-National Channel Lineup Set

A scant two months after the merger of {complink 5703|Texas Instruments Inc.} and National Semiconductor Corp., the combined entity has settled on its distribution lineup. (See: TI-National: Power in the Channel and TI-NSC Merger a Positive for the Channel.) “Our strategy was actually very simple,” John Szczsponik, TI's senior vice-president of worldwide sales and marketing,…

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Arrow Stocking New SiTime Oscillators

HONG KONG — Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) has expanded its line card with SiTime’s revolutionary new SiT530x family of Stratum 3 compliant oscillators that are designed to replace OCXOs and TCXOs. Since entering into a global distribution agreement in February 2011, Arrow and SiTime have been actively promoting MEMS oscillators and clock generators in…

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Infineon: Cooling Off for 2012

It's a similar story — just another company telling it. Infineon Technologies AG told industry watchers this week that the global economic jitters are causing a general slowdown, and that customers are pushing back on orders. The semiconductor maker had a profitable but flat fourth fiscal quarter, and it's predicting that sales will drop by…

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Is This Really a New Dell?

“This is a new Dell,” said Michael Dell, chairman and CEO of the PC and consumer electronics company that bears his name, during a conference call Tuesday to discuss the latest quarterly results. I wasn't very convinced and I am not sure investors bought Dell's self-proclaimed verdict either. Certainly, Dell should have chosen a better…

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Five Trends to Watch in 2012

An annual consumer electronics technology trend-watch for 2012 holds few surprises. “Consumer electronics are driving technological change” is the gist of the press release, but there are a few items worth highlighting for the electronics industry. The first trend from the survey, conducted by {complink 5926|Verizon Communications Inc.}, is worth skipping. It says technology is…

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Element14 Launches Development Kit

LONDON — element14, Premier Farnell’s global online eCommunity for electronic design engineers, has today announced availability of the DM3730 ARM® based development kit, a complete embedded development system that accelerates time to market for media-rich, portable applications. The kit provides developers with an ARM based TI DaVinci™ digital media processor tailored for digital audio, video,…

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More Distributors Joining ECIA Site

ATLANTA — ECIAauthorized.com, the new distributor inventory search website launched in May by the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA), is adding more distributors and compiling impressive performance statistics as the deadline for free member listings approaches. Less than two months remain for ECIA-member distributors to include their inventory on the site at no cost. Currently…

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