IHS Lowers Semiconductor Forecast

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — This is an IHS iSuppli News Flash from information and analysis provider IHS (NYSE: IHS) covering the reduction in the 2011 IHS global semiconductor market forecast. Contact Jonathan Cassell or Julie Shiosaki for additional questions or to schedule an interview. IHS has reduced its global semiconductor market forecast for 2011—but still…

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Mouser, Bergquist Have Distribution Agreement

MANSFIELD, Texas — Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced its global distribution agreement with The Bergquist Company. Bergquist is a leading developer and manufacturer of thermal management materials. Under the new agreement, Mouser will distribute Bergquist’s portfolio of thermal management materials,…

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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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