Sager Offers Artesyn Configurator

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power and Electromechanical components, today announces Artesyn’s Online Power Supply Configurator available via Sager.com. The Artesyn Configurator uses a powerful algorithm that factors in dual and triple output modules to guide design engineers to their optimal solution. The Configurator makes it easier to specify and use…

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Bluetooth Beams New Spec, Chips

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The Bluetooth Special Interest Group officially ratified its version 5, which includes a modular set of optional extensions for throughput, range, and other features. Chip makers, including Cypress and Nordic, are already sampling parts supporting the specs that do not include mesh networking, a piece delayed until mid-2017. The specs define…

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Avnet Names New CIO

 Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) announced the appointment of Kevin Summers as its chief information officer (CIO), with responsibility for Avnet’s global IT strategy and enterprise effectiveness initiative. Reporting to Avnet CEO William (“Bill”) J. Amelio, Summers joins Avnet with more than 25 years of experience leading the technology efforts of some of the world’s most…

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Virtual Reality Group to Define APIs

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A dozen key stakeholders announced an effort to define cross-vendor, royalty-free, open application programming interfaces for virtual reality. It aims to reduce fragmentation and make it easier to write applications that run well across a growing range of VR products. The Khronos Group announced a call for participation in the effort…

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