TTI Adds ALPs TACT Switches

TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components, has signed a pan-European franchise agreement with Alps Electric, a leading global manufacturer of high-quality electronic components for mobile devices, home electronics, vehicles and industrial equipment. Alps developed the first TACT Switches™ and are leaders in this field with a range of TACT Switch™ varieties that offer…

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NKK Launches 10 SmartSwitch Development Kits

NKK Switches, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of innovative electromechanical switching devices, today announced the release of 10 new development kits for its line of programmable SmartSwitch® products. The simplified engineering development kits will serve as a starting point for engineers to test and design integration of the SmartSwitch into a variety of applications.…

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Looming Price Hikes, Tight Supply for LCD Driver ICs

Rising demand for internet of things (IoT), automotive electronics and smart home devices are driving foundries to shift some of their 200-mm production from LCD driver ICs to more profitable power management IC (PMIC) and microcontroller (MCU) devices, according to WitsView, a division of TrendForce. The result: panel makers should expect five to 10 percent higher…

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Blockchain: The Missing Link for Transparent Supply Chain Management

Blockchain for the supply chain network provides several features, such as documentation and payment transaction validity and flexibility to trace the source of each asset involved in the blockchain. The product’s status gets updated for everyone in the network within minutes, along with full traceability, thereby eliminating repetition of the inventory. Smart shippers have leveraged…

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5 Trends Impacting Logistics in 2018

Let’s face it, 2017 was a wild ride for supply chain professionals striving to keep pace with increasing consumer demands. This will continue to accelerate in 2018. Here are five major influences that will continue to drive supply chain evolution in the coming year. 1. Supply chain visibility Investments in technology to optimize supply chains…

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