Can Big Data Solve the Counterfeiting Problem?

The electronics supply chain has been trying almost from its inception to prevent or weed out counterfeit components. Solutions to date include marking components with a unique identifier and procuring parts only through authorized channels. But several companies in recent months have suggested that following the data generated by a component’s manufacturing, test, QC and…

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Mouser Stocks Panasonic PAN1740 Experimenter Kit

Mouser Electronics now stocks the Panasonic PAN1740 Experimenter Kit, a development tool for the PAN1740 series Bluetooth Low Energy module. Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the PAN1740 Experimenter Kit from Panasonic. The PAN1740 Experimenter Kit is a development tool for the Panasonic PAN1740 Series Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) module. The PAN1740 targets consumer applications…

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Future Electronics Hosts Microsemi Boot Camp Training

Montreal, Canada – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, recently announced that the company will be hosting a Microsemi Boot Camp Training event at its corporate headquarters in Montreal from August 1st through August 4th, 2016. 30 Future Advanced Engineers from across the Americas will be participating in this week-long Microsemi training seminar, which will…

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RFMW, Akoustis Sign Distribution Deal

San Jose, California – RFMW Ltd. and Akoustis Technologies, Inc. of Huntersville, North Carolina, have announced a distribution agreement effective July 1, 2016. Akoustis Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB:AKTS) (“Akoustis”), is a manufacturer of innovative BulkONE™ bulk acoustic wave (BAW) high band RF filters for mobile wireless and general purpose RF catalog components. RFMW Ltd. is a specialized…

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EPCOS to Acquire Tronics

Tokyo, Japan and Crolles, France – TDK Corporation (“TDK”, TSE: 6762) and Tronics Microsystems SA (“Tronics”, ISIN:FR0004175099 ALTRO) jointly announced today that TDK’s wholly-owned subsidiary EPCOS AG (“EPCOS”), a leading manufacturer of electronic components, modules and systems based in Munich, Germany, and Tronics have signed a tender offer agreement pursuant to which EPCOS will launch…

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Avnet Bid May Spark Bidding War for Premier Farnell

If Avnet Inc. really wants Premier Farnell plc, it will have to write a much bigger check than the £691 million ($912 million) it has offered for the company. The acquisition target’s market value surged to nearly £729 million only one day after Avnet made its bid, indicating investors believe the British distributor can attract…

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STMicro Buys AMS NFC and RFID Reader Assets

Geneva, Switzerland – STMicroelectronics, (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronic applications, today announced that it has acquired ams’ (SIX: AMS) assets related to NFC[1] and RFID[2] reader business. ST has acquired intellectual property, technologies, products and business highly complementary to its secure microcontroller solutions serving mobile devices, wearables, banking, identification, industrial,…

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Assent Compliance Releases Conflict Mineral Benchmarking Report

Link to Blog: http://assentcompliance.com/blog/index.php/conflict-mineral-benchmarking-study-ry2015-released/ Thirteen publicly-traded companies in the United States have proven it is possible to not only comply with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, but to also perform supply chain due diligence in line with industry best practices. These companies achieved perfect scores in Development International’s…

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