Summer School for Buyers: OLED DDIC

Increasingly organic light emitting diode (OLED) technology is appearing on the bill of materials (BOM) for many buyers. As technology evolves, the bill of material (BOM) for some new products will change along change as well, bringing new product lines, new vendors, and a variety of supply chain changes. We want to help buyers get…

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Altech Honors Future Electronics

Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, recently won Altech’s 2017 Sales Achievement Award at EDS in Las Vegas. Altech Corporation, a leading supplier of interconnect and electromechanical components, presented Future Electronics with the award in recognition for Future’s sales growth, which outpaced all other distributors in the electronic components industry and culminated…

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Richardson RFPD and ATS Announce Partnership

Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc. (ATS), a leading-edge thermal engineering and manufacturing company focused on the thermal management of electronics, and Richardson RFPD, an ARROW Company and specialized electronic component distributor focused on RF, wireless, IoT, and power technologies, are pleased to announce a new distribution partnership. The new line of ATS cold plates will be…

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U.S. Factory Activity Slows; Tariff Worries Accelerate

Even though U.S. manufacturing activity remains robust — the nation’s leading production index, the PMI, registered 58.1 percent in July — the industry’s concern over tariffs has reached a new high, according to the Institute for Supply Management. The demand picture for U.S.-made goods remains positive, said Tim Fiore, chair for the ISM’s manufacturing business…

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TTI, Inc. to Acquire RFMW Ltd.

Fort Worth, TX  – TTI, Inc., an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, announced that it has entered into a letter of intent to acquire RFMW Ltd., a privately held, specialty distributor headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. Upon completion of the acquisition, RFMW will continue to operate under the RFMW brand name, reporting through the TTI Semiconductor Group (TSG). Joel…

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OEMs Should Commit to Inventory During Component Shortages

The causes, effects and implications of “The Great Component Shortage of 2018” have been thoroughly analyzed. The automotive and IoT industries have been driving unprecedented demand for smaller and more efficient passive electronics, which in turn has stretched lead times for these once- commoditized components to the breaking point. What hasn’t been discussed, however, is the equal…

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Mouser Stocks Dialog’s SmartBond Bluetooth 5 SoCs

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the SmartBond™ DA14682 and DA14683 Bluetooth® 5 system-on-chips (SoCs) from Dialog Semiconductor. Part of the highly integrated SmartBond family of power-efficient Bluetooth low energy solutions, the new SoCs deliver low power consumption and enhanced security features…

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