Avnet Acquires Dragon Innovation

Avnet (NYSE: AVT) announced today that it has acquired Dragon Innovation, expanding the global distributor’s portfolio of offerings for customers as they move from design to prototype to volume production. Dragon Innovation’s proven process and deep hardware experience help customers understand manufacturing costs and schedules, find factories and manage production as they scale their businesses. “With the…

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Mouser Stocks News Silicon Labs TouchXpress Controllers

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the CPT212B and CPT213B TouchXpress capacitive touch controllers from Silicon Labs. The CPT212B and CPT213B TouchXpress controllers eliminate time-consuming firmware development, providing a simple turnkey solution for adding touch-based designs to a wide range of products, including home appliances, medical equipment, consumer electronics, instrument and control…

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TTI Completes ISO AS9100-D Certification

TTI, Inc., the leading distributor of passive, interconnect, electromechanical and discrete components, announced today the company has successfully completed the transition audit to the new revision of AS9100, Rev D. This is the recognized aerospace standard for quality management systems administered through the International Standards Organization (ISO) and SAE. Kevin Sink, TTI Vice President Total…

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OSRAM Acquires Digital Lumens

OSRAM has agreed to acquire Digital Lumens Inc., a U.S. company based in Boston, Massachusetts, that specializes in industrial IoT solutions. Founded in 2008, Digital Lumens employs 65 people and in the last fiscal year generated sales in the mid-double-digit millions (USD). The Digital Lumens software platform can be used to run applications covering everything…

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Foxconn Gen 10+ LCD Display Manufacturing Highlights Yield Management Challenges with Large-Screen TVs

Foxconn’s recent announcement that it plans to build a 20 million square foot manufacturing facility in Wisconsin has garnered a lot of attention, and deservedly so. From an economic standpoint, this $10 billion investment over the next three to four years promises to boost the local and U.S. national economy, and create anywhere from three…

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NAND Flash: Expect Higher Tags, Tight Supply in Q3

Contract prices for NAND flash increased by three to 10 percent in the second quarter of 2017, and are expected to keep rising in the third quarter, according to DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. Buyers also faced tight supply throughout the second quarter, which is likely to continue into 2018, according to analysts. The memory device…

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