Atmel, Fingerprint Cards Partner on Touch Technology

San Jose, Calif. — Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a global leader in microcontroller and touch technology solutions, and Fingerprint Cards AB (FPC), a world leader in fingerprint verification solutions, today announced the two companies are jointly bringing the world’s best capacitive touchscreens and touch fingerprint area sensor technology to smart devices. There are many synergies between fingerprint…

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In Distribution, ‘Leverage’ is a Relative Term

If there’s one thing that distribution knows, it’s how to leverage volume. The number of components that passes through the channel every day is mind-boggling, and suppliers, distributors and customers all know that the more you buy, the better deal you can negotiate. But what happens to your leverage if you are not a volume…

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TTI Gets ISO 14001 Certification

TTI, Inc., the leading authorized distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components, today announced the company has received ISO 14001 environmental certification, an international standard for processes and procedures that guide various aspects of the TTI environmental program. TTI has met the registration requirements of the ISO 14001 as part of our corporate commitment…

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GM Awards Bourns China Facility

Riverside, Calif. – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced the company’s China, Xiamen facility has received the 2013-2014 Supplier Quality Excellence Award from General Motors (GM) China.  GM’s Supplier Quality Excellence Award recognizes key suppliers that have achieved outstanding performance on multiple levels of key performance indicators (KPIs) over the preceding 12 month period.  Bourns Xiamen Automotive Division supplies steering…

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Automotive Electronics Prompt New Supply Chain Challenges

The continued growth in the number of components used by automotive manufacturers has spotlighted new opportunities for component distributors. There are many positives to the increased penetration of electronics in automobiles including improved safety, better fuel efficiency, navigation and infotainment. While consumers, semiconductor manufacturers and automotive OEMs stand to benefit from these advancements, these opportunities also…

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RS Components Stocks ADI Blackfin DSPs

Beijing — RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), the global distributor for engineers, is stocking the first DSPs in Analog Devices’ new power-efficient high-performance ADSP-BF70x Blackfin® family. The ADSP-BF70x Blackfin family is based on Analog’s new Blackfin+ core, which supports 16-bit and 32-bit fixed-point processing and offers many efficiency improvements.…

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