Digi-Key Stocks Fox Oscillators

THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN -– Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corp., recognized by design engineers as having the industry’s broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced it has stock on Fox Electronics’ new line of application-specific XpressO oscillators optimized for Fibre Channel configurations. This new product is now available for purchase on…

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Uncertainty Ahead for EMS Providers

While the global electronics manufacturing services (EMS) industry has much to celebrate, including a return to growth in 2010 and another expansion expected in 2011, a host of supply/demand and macroeconomic uncertainties are clouding the outlook for next year, according to the market research firm {complink 7427|iSuppli Corp.}, now part of IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS).…

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Avnet Hosts Design Workshops

PHOENIX — Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), along with MathWorks, Texas Instruments (TI) and Xilinx is offering a new series of SpeedWay Design Workshops™ focusing on designing co-processing solutions with TI’s DSP + ARM OMAP-L138 processors, Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGAs and MathWorks Simulink Model-Based design tools. These workshops are…

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Engineers on Social Media

Meet Salmon. Not the fish swimming upstream to spawn, lay eggs and die, but the protocol that defines how comments can link to resources being discussed across the Web. It's an open standard based on decentralized blogs; social networks like Google Buzz and Facebook; and sites like Twitter. The protocol can link these comments no…

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Arrow Finishes Nu Horizons Merger

MELVILLE, N.Y. — Nu Horizons Electronics Corp. (NasdaqGS: NUHC), a leading distributor of active and passive electronic components, today announced that Arrow Electronics, Inc., a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions, has completed its acquisition of Nu Horizons. Pursuant to the terms…

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ON Completes Sanyo Buy

PHOENIX and TOKYO — ON Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: ONNN), today announced the completion of the acquisition of SANYO Semiconductor Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of SANYO Electric, and other assets related to SANYO Electric’s semiconductor business, by ON Semiconductor. Under the terms of the purchase agreement, ON Semiconductor paid approximately ¥11.8 billion ($144 million) in cash…

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SIA Releases Nov. Chip Data

WASHINGTON — The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today reported that worldwide semiconductor sales in November were $26.0 billion, a decrease of 0.9% from the prior month when sales were $26.2 billion. Sales increased by 14.4 percent from November 2009 when sales were $22.7 billion. Year-to date sales through November were $271.8 billion, up 34.0% from…

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High-Tech Sun Rising and Setting in China

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has its corporate office in Bentonville, Arkansas, but the $405 billion revenue company's chief procurement officer is based in Shenzhen, China. For most high-tech procurement professionals the road to plum career job nowadays runs right through China and, in many cases, will terminate in China. The shift of procurement functions to China…

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LED Supply and Demand Picture for 2011

Anyone that did any holiday shopping in electronics stores probably noticed the latest generation of TVs sets with LED backlighting. Like the first HD liquid-crystal display (LCD), LED backlighting is a noticeable improvement in TV technology. “Consumers are attracted to LED-backlit LCD TVs by attributes including their thinner form factors, improved picture quality, better color…

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