Infinite RF, L-Com Announce Merger

Irvine, Calif. – Infinite RF Holdings, Inc., an urgent needs supplier of engineering-grade radio frequency (RF), microwave and millimeter-wave components and cable assemblies through their Pasternack and Fairview Microwave branded lines, today announced the acquisition of L-com, Inc., a manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity solutions with significant custom manufacturing capabilities. Headquartered in North Andover,…

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Mouser Stocks Cypress PSoC 4 Bluetooth Module

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now shipping the CY8CKIT-143A PSoC® 4 BLE 256K module from Cypress Semiconductor. This fully certified Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) module is an easy-to-use solution for creating a complete BLE system with Bluetooth 4.2 features — data length extension, upgraded privacy, and enhanced security — all of which are critical for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The module’s compatibility with Cypress’s small-footprint…

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Cavium Names New COO

San Jose, Calif. — Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, cloud, wired and wireless networking, today announced that Raghib Hussain has been named Chief Operating Officer of Cavium. Mr. Hussain co-founded Cavium in 2000. He has served in various management and technology leadership roles since the inception…

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LeEco to Acquire VIZIO for $2B

LeEco and VIZIO, Inc. announced today a definitive agreement under which LeEco would acquire VIZIO, Inc. for $2 billion USD. The VIZIO hardware and software businesses will be owned and operated as a wholly owned subsidiary of LeEco, while the VIZIO data business, Inscape, will spin out and operate as a separate, privately owned company. Recently…

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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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