TTI Adds Switchcraft Conxall Connectors

Fort Worth, Tex. – TTI, Inc., the leading global distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components, today announced the company has signed a distribution agreement with Switchcraft/Conxall for their barrel connectors, XLR connectors, jacks, plugs, harsh environment connectors, molded cable assemblies, patchbays and switches. Switchcraft/Conxall, a leading manufacturer in operation since 1946, specializes in…

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Avnet CEO Search Challenge: Internal vs. External Candidates

Avnet Inc. only recently named William Amelio interim CEO but the board of directors must move quickly to appoint a substantive leader for the global electronics components distributor. As one of the industry’s biggest players, Avnet cannot afford to be perceived as a rudderless enterprise or one without a proven leader with a clear vision…

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AMS Acquires MAZeT

Premstaetten, Austria — ams AG (SIX: AMS), a leading provider of high performance sensors and analog ICs, has closed the transaction to acquire 100% of the shares in the color and spectral sensing systems specialist MAZeT GmbH for an undisclosed amount in cash. The strategic acquisition extends ams’ market leadership in advanced optical sensors and…

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A Universal Gateway for IoT

When Germany’s Industrie 4.0 initiative was first announced in 2011, the concept seemed futuristic yet attainable. It was founded on four principles: i nteroperability of machines, sensors, devices and people; i nformation transparency; t he ability of machines and systems to assist people; and, t he ability of organizations to make decentralized decisions. Since then, the Internet of Things…

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Fairchild’s USB Type-C Controllers are Compatible with Latest Type-C Specifications

July 27, 2016 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE )–Fairchild (NASDAQ: FCS) a leading global supplier of high-performance semiconductor solutions, today announced that its FUSB302 family of USB Type-C controllers are the industry’s first to be compatible with the latest updates to the USB Type-C standard, including Power Delivery (PD) specification. This enables manufacturers…

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ENCELIUM Wireless Area Lighting Controller Wins Architectural SSL Product Innovation Award 2016

July 27, 2016 09:02 AM Eastern Daylight Time WILMINGTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE )–The ENCELIUM® Wireless Area Lighting Controller (WALC) by OSRAM has been honored with an Architectural SSL  Product Innovation Award (PIA) 2016 in the “Controls and Drivers” category. The ENCELIUM WALC allows a group of lighting devices to communicate via a wireless mesh network based on ZigBee®…

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Avnet Enhances Solutions Specialist Support for Channel Ecosystem Worldwide

Jul 26, 2016 PHOENIX – Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today unveiled a solutions specialist approach worldwide to accelerate growth in software-driven technologies. Avnet has dedicated more than 450 solutions specialists to empower the channel to capitalize on cloud, cognitive computing, data analytics, the internet of things (IOT), mobility, security and…

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What Separates Huawei from Ericsson

MADISON, Wis.—On the day its biggest rival Ericsson lost a CEO under mounting pressure from investors, Huawei Technologies based in Shenzhen, China Monday reported a 40 percent jump in first-half sales. The Chinese telecom gear giant’s sales revenue reached 245.5 billion RMB ($36.8 billion) in the first six months of 2016, the company announced. Its…

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Wearables need optimized SoCs

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Smartwatches are poised for a surge as the giant but maturing smartphone market cools, said analyst Linley Gwennap in a keynote at the Linley Mobile & Wearables Conference here. Rivals Ceva and Tensilica used the event to announce their latest DSP cores. Gwennap predicted smartwatches will dominate a market of 380…

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