Digi-Key Stocks Altera MAX V CPLDs

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, today announced the addition of Altera's MAX® V CPLDs to its vast product line. MAX V CPLDs feature a unique, non-volatile architecture with densities ranging from 40 to…

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Harris & Tektronix Establish Strategic Partnership

BEAVERTON, Ore. — International communications and information technology company Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) and Tektronix Component Solutions, a custom microelectronics services provider, announced the strengthening of their long-standing relationship via the establishment of a strategic partnership agreement. The mutually beneficial relationship is intended to enhance both organizations' ability to deliver greater value to mutual customers…

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World Micro Opens Asian Hub in Penang

ATLANTA, Ga. & PENANG, Malaysia — Electronics distributor World Micro, Inc., has sealed an agreement with the Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA), the statutory body responsible for the development of the Northern Corridor Economic Region of Malaysia (“Koridor Utara”, or NCER) to formalize the opening of its Asian distribution hub in Penang, Malaysia. Besides three…

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Molex & Heilind Partner to Offer Flexi-Mate

WILMINGTON, Mass. — Heilind Electronics, North America's largest interconnect distributor, has added Molex's new Flexi-Mate family of connectors to its already comprehensive inventory of connectors. Flexi-Mate connectors provide a full range of both board-to-board and wire-to-board solutions. Flexi-Mate connectors are designed for LED TVs and standard room-lighting applications that require the placement of LEDs on…

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Hug a Hacker Today

Hiring hackers is not just a plot twist in espionage movies. It's actually a sound business strategy. Today, according to The Wall Street Journal, {complink 10867|Facebook} confirmed it has hired George Hotz, a programmer who is believed to be behind a recent hacking incident with {complink 5114|Sony Corp.}. It's a strategy IBM figured out years…

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Feeding China’s Commodities Dragon

Chinese demand for commodities is racing ahead of production, leading to pricing inflation and demand-supply imbalances that could jeopardize the stability of the global supply chain, according to research firm {complink 7065|Standard & Poor’s} (S&P). The strong Chinese demand for major commodities is not expected to ease off anytime soon, despite the government's efforts to…

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Zoosh: An Alternative to Google Wallet & NFC

The guys behind the Silicon Valley startup Naratte have been creating buzz with an inaudible signal that gives application developers the benefits of Near Field Communication (NFC) using the simple speaker and microphone found in mobile devices. Pitched at a frequency commonly used by dolphins, frogs, and other animals, the signal is inaudible to humans.…

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