Advanced MP Acquires EarthTron

Advanced MP Technology, Inc. (AMPT), an industry leader with over 40 years of experience in the distribution of electronic components and provider of supply chain services, announced today the acquisition of EarthTron, an unlimited distributor specializing in sourcing and purchasing excess and obsolete electronic components. This investment is a natural fit within the global expansion…

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Microsemi, Future Electronics Offer Avalanche Board

Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, and Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, today announced the availability of the Avalanche board featuring a Microsemi PolarFire® non-volatile field programmable gate array (FPGA). As the lowest cost entry development board available today for designing with Microsemi’s lowest power, cost-optimized…

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South Electronics Stocks Stackpole Resistors

South Electronics, an authorized distributor of industrial electronic components, has partnered with Stackpole Electronics, Inc to provide stock and availability on their entire line of resistive products. Stackpole Electronics Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of resistors supplying to the world’s largest OEMs. General purpose thick film chip resistors (RMCF series) are the most prolific part…

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Alibaba A.I. Labs, MediaTek Collaborate on IoT Initiatives

Alibaba A.I. Labs, which leads the development of Alibaba’s consumer artificial intelligent (AI) products, and MediaTek, a global fabless semiconductor company, today announced a strategic collaboration in Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives including smart home protocols, customized IoT chips and AI smart hardware, with the aim of fostering the development of a connected world in…

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TTI Buys Second Chip Specialist & Expands into South Korea

On the last business day of 2017, TTI Inc. acquired its second semiconductor company, Changnam I.N.T. Ltd. of South Korea. The longtime specialty distributor of interconnect, passive and electromechanical (IP&E) components expanded its nascent semiconductor linecard and its geographic reach in one fell swoop. But TTI’s ambition is not to become a global broadline distributor,…

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2018 Global Outlook Challenges Planning Assumptions

Steering a global business through the political, economic, social, and technology landscape is challenging at the best of times. Looking ahead to 2018, key planning assumptions are changing fast, according to recently launched research by the Frontier Strategy Group. Political transitions and policy incoherence, a brittle economic recovery, localization pressures and digital disruption all factor…

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Manufacturing the Smart Way

Smart manufacturing is coming, and those wanting to realize benefits sooner may find directional guidance through the use of digital twins. Digital twins may help manufacturers cross the Internet of Things divide, and allow manufacturers to innovate supply chain practices, monitor remote assets and improve overall decision-making, according to ABI Research. These virtual models of…

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