Would You Buy a Chevy Volt?

Would you buy a Chevy Volt hybrid vehicle if you could lay your hands on one? Would I? While test driving the vehicle over a period of four days last week, I sought the views of a few regular folks. They generally liked the car, found it comfortable, and thought the technology inside amazing. Everyone…

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Newark/Element 14 Stocks FCI Connectors

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 FCI’s 1.25mm-pitch wire-to-board connector series, which features a single-row design available with 2 to 20 circuit positions and suits a wide variety of industrial and consumer applications. Products in the new series…

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Chevy Volt: A Jolt of Reality

As promised, I've taken possession of a Chevy Volt, a gasoline-and-electric vehicle being marketed as a green or environmentally friendly vehicle. It's parked in my driveway in all its red fire truck glory with the Avnet Express logo splashed on the hood and a side sticker from TE Connectivity. After a brief ride to the…

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