‘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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Digi-Key Stocks Ametherm Current Limiters

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 the AS series Inrush Current Limiters from Ametherm. Ametherm's AS series of Inrush Current Limiters are designed to withstand from 6 to 50…

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Clouded Judgment

Cloud computing is being widely touted as the next big thing in supply chain information technology, but I have strong doubts about its ability to deliver what everyone is hoping for without creating additional problems for electronics manufacturers. Let's face it: These days, Internet security is as much an oxymoron as “government intelligence.” Within the…

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Nu Horizons Releases New Application Note

MELVILLE, N.Y. — Nu Horizons Electronics, an Arrow Electronics company, today released a new application note focusing on key design considerations when implementing high dynamic range security cameras. The development of high definition image sensors has allowed video cameras targeted for security and surveillance, traffic control, video conferencing and automotive applications to dramatically improve image…

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TÜV Rheinland & GreenSoft Technology Partner

BOSTON, Mass. & SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. — TUV Rheinland has entered into an agreement with GreenSoft Technology, Inc. where the global certification company will have access to GreenSoft’s environmental compliance data collection service, including its multi-million-part database, to provide RoHS and REACH services to its clients. This agreement is expected to lower the cost and…

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National Approves TI Acquisition

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — National Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE: NSM) announced that at a special meeting of National's stockholders held today, the stockholders approved the adoption of the merger agreement by and among National, Texas Instruments Incorporated and Orion Merger Corp., a subsidiary of TI (“Merger Sub”). Pursuant to the merger agreement, Merger Sub will be…

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Jabil Posts Q3 Results

ST PETERSBURG, Fla. — Jabil Circuit, Inc. (NYSE: JBL), reported its preliminary, unaudited financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2011, ended May 31, 2011. “Revenue growth was stronger than expected for our third quarter,” said Timothy L. Main, President and CEO of Jabil. “We are pleased to demonstrate continued growth above our long-term…

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Mouser Delivers Anaren AIR Modules

DALLAS, Texas — Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, is partnering with Anaren, Inc. to stock its new family of FCC-, IC- and ETSI- compliant Integrated Radio (AIR) modules. Anaren‟s AIR product family incorporates Texas Instruments low-power RF technology to offer an elegant,…

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