Freescale Delivers ‘Thin as a Blade of Grass’ MCU

Austin, Tex. – Freescale Semiconductor released an ultra-thin version of the Kinetis K22 microcontroller (MCU) with a 120-MHz ARM Cortex-M4 core, 512KB Flash and 128KB SRAM in a package measuring 0.34 millimeters in height. The new device is suited for applications such as chip-and-PIN credit cards, wearables and consumer electronics that require security and small form factors.…

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Avnet Builds ‘Supply Chain of Things’

Users and consumers are beginning to see the types of gadgets that will eventually comprise the Internet of Things (IoT). What many can’t yet visualize are the unseen parts of the IoT – the software and services that ultimately are going to determine whether the IoT becomes as ubiquitous and conventional as cellular technology. “Services…

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Mouser, UDOO Sign Global Distribution Deal

Mouser Electronics, Inc. today announced a distribution agreement with UDOO to distribute the company’s six single-board computers (SBCs) to Mouser customers around the world. These SBCs are ideal for prototyping applications requiring multimedia capabilities and high levels of parallel computing, maintaining the performance and low-power advantages of the processors. The boards provide a flexible environment that helps…

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Kemet Intros Reliability Testing for Polymer Electrolytic Capacitors

Greenville, S.C. — KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, introduced its new KO-CAP® Reliability Assessment method, the first of its kind for polymer electrolytic capacitors. The T540 and T541 Commercial-Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Series are the only polymer electrolytic capacitors available today with failure rate options defined by this innovative testing criteria. Developed as a result of over ten years of…

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Microchip Reports Organic vs. Acquisition Growth

Chandler, Ariz.  — (NASDAQ: MCHP) – Microchip Technology Incorporated, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced that it is providing the break-out of its net sales derived from organic growth versus growth derived from acquisitions.  Microchip has posted three slides that provide this break-out on the investor relations page of its…

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