Avnet Stocks TE Standard Antennas

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Avnet Express, part of the Avnet Electronics Marketing operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announces the immediate availability of standard antennas from TE Connectivity (TE), along with a quick reference selector guide. The recently released family of TE antennas includes surface mount, tab mount, surface mount over ground and chassis mount…

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Tablet Wars Ignite Supply Problems

Depending on your point of view, the move by {complink 379|Apple Inc.} to assure its supply of touchpad glass earlier this year was either supply-line genius or anti-competitive bad faith. But until a few weeks ago, no one had thought to consider the move’s effects on supply chains outside the tablet/netbook market. This month, indications…

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Can Smart Phones & Smart Driving Coexist?

Smartphone apps are becoming a key selling point to car buyers in North America as well as in Europe, according to a report that {complink 9171|Frost & Sullivan} released this week. For electronic component suppliers, there will be more demand for in-car consoles that can display smartphone apps. Last year, 25 percent and 23 percent…

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What Nuclear Loses, Green Gains

Tiny Switzerland (population 7 million) is speaking with a loud voice, and its anti-nuclear demonstrators are being heard across the world. The country has decided to place a permanent ban on the building of new nuclear facilities as the fallout (metaphorical) from the March earthquake/tsunami/nuclear disaster in Japan continues to spread worldwide. If your company…

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NXP & Intrinsic-ID Demo New Security Solution

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands — NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI) and Intrinsic-ID, a leading provider of security IP solutions, today announced the availability of a demonstration platform for the deployment of hardware intrinsic security (HIS) solutions based on Physical Unclonable Functions on NXP’s SmartMXTM security chip platform. The demonstration leverages Intrinsic-ID’s QuiddikeyTM solution to increase the security level of…

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