RFMW Announces Distribution Agreement

SAN JOSE, CA and FREMONT, CA — RFMW, Ltd and Microwave Technology Inc. (MwT), an IXYS Corporation (Nasdaq: IXYS), today announced a distribution agreement for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Israel (EMEA) effective immediately. MwT manufactures high performance and high quality microwave semiconductor devices, MMIC’s, modules, and subsystems for wireless communication infrastructure, defense, industrial,…

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Digi-Key Stocks CAN Microcontroller

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 it is the first to stock NXP’s LPC11C2x series; industry’s first integrated CAN microcontroller and transceiver solution. This new product is now available for purchase on…

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Intel Gets Squeezed in HP, Oracle Spat

The truth, it seems, has too many shades even when clarity is most needed. Just ask two combatants in the software market and the chip vendor they are squeezing between them. {complink 4092|Oracle Corp.} says it understood from {complink 2657|Intel Corp.} management the company's Itanium server chip “was nearing the end of its life.” That's…

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Arrow Signs Agreement With Exosite

MELVILLE, N.Y. — Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) has signed a distribution agreement with Exosite (www.exosite.com), a machine-to-machine (M2M) application and cloud computing software company. Under the agreement, Arrow customers will have access to Exosite's cloud-based data platform for M2M applications, providing data acquisition, back-haul and storage capabilities, and monitoring and management of connected devices. Exosite's…

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Mouser Stocks Mini Development Kit

MANSFIELD, Texas — Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top global engineering design resource for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it is stocking new product from Texas Instruments | RF/IF and ZigBee Solutions. The Texas Instruments CC2530ZNP Mini Kit is a ZigBee™ Network Processor Mini Development Kit designed for engineers who want to get…

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Jabil Reports Solid Q2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Jabil Circuit, Inc. (NYSE: JBL), reported its preliminary, unaudited financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2011, ended February 28, 2011. “We are pleased with the results for the second quarter and first half of fiscal 2011,” said Timothy L. Main, President and CEO of Jabil. “Year over year revenue…

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Automakers Hit by Components Shortages

Automakers this week continued to slow down production or shutter plants altogether as electronic component shortages stemming from Japan’s recent disaster rippled through the supply chain. The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that several European auto manufacturing facilities have been affected already or could face disruptions in the coming weeks. According to the report, Adam…

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Innovation in the Wake of Disaster

Unfortunately, sometimes it takes a disaster to spur innovation. There are probably hundreds of niche businesses that realize the role they can play in the wake of a disaster. For example, a New England-based manufacturer is donating a bunch of its radiation-sensitive identification tags to the US military assisting in earthquake-ravaged Japan. The tags change…

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