Digi-Key Welcomes Silicon Engines

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. & Arlington Heights, Ill. — 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 Silicon Engines to its listing of design firms on Digi-Key's Design Services Providers online resource. “By including Silicon Engines…

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Ensuring Uninterrupted Parts Supply

The key stages of Semiconductor Lifecycle Management (SLiM) were presented in my first blogs, and now we are starting to look at the key aspects of a successful SLiM program. In a preceding blog we discussed the key elements of wafer storage and management, and this article will take a look at how to ensure…

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Pulse Electronics Reports Q1

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Pulse Electronics Corporation (NYSE:PULS), a leading provider of electronic components, today reported results for its first quarter ended April 1, 2011. First Quarter Summary Net sales were $88 million compared with $92.9 million in the prior-year quarter. Operating loss according to U.S. GAAP was $10.3 million in the quarter compared with a…

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Mouser Named First Major Distributor for Code Red

Mansfield, Texas — Mouser Electronics, Inc., a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, announced its worldwide distribution agreement with Code Red Technologies. Code Red Technologies is a company that specializes in creating innovative and powerful software development tools for 32-bit microcontrollers, enabling embedded systems designers to get their applications…

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Molex Reports Q3

LISLE, Ill. — Molex Incorporated (NASDAQ: MOLX and MOLXA), a global electronic components company, today reported results for its fiscal 2011 third quarter ended March 31, 2011. Revenue for the March 2011 quarter of $874.5 million increased 16% from the March 2010 quarter and declined 3% from the December 2010 quarter. Revenue in local currencies…

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Renesas Completes Sale to Telefunken

TOKYO & SANTA CLARA, Calif. & HEILBRONN, Germany — Renesas Electronics Corporation (TOKYO:6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, its subsidiary Renesas Electronics America Inc., and TELEFUNKEN Semiconductors GmbH & Co. KG, an automotive-qualified, mixed-signal, high-voltage (HV) power management and SOI-based manufacturer, today announced that the sale of Renesas Electronics America’s semiconductor wafer fabrication…

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Avnet Launches Solid State Drive Seminars

SAN JOSE, Calif., Embedded Systems Conference 2011 — As adoption of solid state disk drives (SSDs) accelerates, enterprise and embedded manufacturers’ design engineers have a greater need to understand both the current and future opportunities available in this emerging market. Avnet Embedded, part of the Avnet Electronics Marketing operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT),…

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Pushing the Boundaries

Every company in the electronics industry continually strives to evolve. In some cases, this means focusing on a single core technology; in others, it means expanding beyond the typical boundaries of a business model. The distribution industry, in particular, has been slowly and deliberately adding services beyond the core reselling of components, expanding into logistics,…

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Avnet Introduces Build OEM Better Program

SAN JOSE, Calif., Embedded Systems Conference 2011 — Avnet Embedded Americas, part of Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc (NYSE: AVT), introduces Build OEM Better™, an end-to-end product development program offering lower cost, pre-built storage and server solutions, service and support for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and independent software vendors (ISVs). Integrating…

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