Farnell Stocks AVX Capacitors

LONDON — Farnell, the leading multi-channel distributor of electronic and industrial components has announced that it is to stock latest surface mount polymer tantalum capacitors from AVX. The Elektra 2010 award winning devices include the single anode TCJ series and the multi anode TCM series. The new parts complement the wide range of AVX components…

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Supply Chain Trade Association Established in China

The electronics distribution industry has established a trade association in China to represent franchised distribution services in the market, strengthen cooperation between distributors and suppliers, encourage technical and service innovation, and work with the Chinese government to shape policies. Earlier this month, international distributors gathered in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China, to announce the formation of…

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Pulse Rejects Bel Fuse Offer

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Pulse Electronics Corporation (NYSE: PULS) announced today its board of directors unanimously rejected the unsolicited proposal from Bel Fuse Inc. to acquire all of Pulse’s outstanding shares for $6 per share. The proposal was received on February 28, 2011. The Pulse Electronics Board of Directors, exercising its fiduciary obligation and in consultation…

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PEI-Genesis Opens More US Branches

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — PEI-Genesis, Inc., the world’s fastest assembler of precision connectors and power supplies, announced today the addition of four new branch offices. The new branches will be located in Seattle, Minneapolis, Long Island, NY, and Huntsville, AL. With the addition of these branches, PEI-Genesis now has 27 branches in North America and Europe.…

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National Semiconductor Reports Q3

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) today reported sales of $343.9 million and net income of $59.4 million, or 24 cents per diluted share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2011, which ended Feb. 27, 2011. National's third quarter sales were 12 percent lower than the $390.4 million in sales reported in…

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Digi-Key Stocks CONEC Connecters

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 has stock of CONEC's robust, solid-body D-sub connecters. The IP67-rated solid-body D-sub connector has a silicone O-ring panel seal for a watertight connection. CONEC ensures…

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What’s Holding up the Smart Grid?

With oil prices on the rise and green energy on the US presidential agenda, smart grid implementation should be moving fast. But according to the Microsoft Worldwide Utility Industry Survey 2011, it's not. While 70 percent of respondents believe the smart grid will address tomorrow's energy challenges, utilities are still seeking clear implementation guidelines. The…

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TI Makes Big Bet on Growth

Perhaps the inventory uptick in the semiconductor market noticed by researcher IHS iSuppli in the fourth quarter was not an anomaly. (See: Global semiconductor levels surge .) It seems chip vendors, wary of being caught unprepared in the event of a second half 2011 demand upswing, have been actively building inventories. That was my conclusion…

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