Digi-Key & Swissbit Announce Global Distribution Agreement

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 Swissbit, the largest independent DRAM module and Flash storage manufacturer in Europe, have signed a global distribution agreement. Swissbit is a globally renowned company due in part…

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SMTC Appoints Tracey Hamilton as Regional VP

TORONTO — SMTC Corporation (Nasdaq:SMTX) (TSX:SMX) ('SMTC'), a global electronics manufacturing services provider, has appointed Tracey Hamilton as Regional Vice President of Business Development based at SMTC's Sun Valley facility in San Jose, California. In her new role, Tracey will lead SMTC's regional sales development efforts and drive new business opportunities on the West Coast.…

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Europe’s Wishbone Needs a Backbone

Before you condemn Europeans protesting the severe austerity measures the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank wants to impose on Greece and Spain, step into their shoes for a moment, please. I bring a unique perspective to the dialogue and want to share with you my understanding of events on the continent. You…

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ZigBee Alliance Establishes Chinese Offices

BEIJING & SAN RAMON, Calif. — The ZigBee® Alliance, a global ecosystem of organizations creating wireless solutions for use in energy management, residential, commercial and consumer applications, today announced it has opened two new offices in China to drive greater ZigBee adoption and address ZigBee standards to meet China's specific needs for its rapidly expanding…

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Freescale & Wind River Formalize Collaboration

AUSTIN, Texas & ALAMEDA, Calif. — Freescale Semiconductor and Wind River have signed an agreement that reinforces the companies’ longstanding collaboration and provides advanced software solutions for QorIQ and PowerQUICC customers across Wind River’s industry-leading embedded operating systems. The agreement broadens availability and improves time-to-market for developer solutions engineered to optimize the performance, ease-of-use and…

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‘Google for Engineers’

Before starting any project — be it a news article or an engineering design — research is perhaps the most time-consuming and frustrating part of the process. Search engines capitalized on this concept at the dawn of the Internet era, and aggregators and other businesses have been fine tuning the model ever since. In spite…

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