Mouser Launches Communications Applications Site

Mouser Electronics, Inc. has unveiled a new Communications Application Site on Mouser.com to inform engineers and customers about the different types of applications within the communications sector. The new site gives all customers, in particular design engineers, the resources they need to learn more about new products, components and cutting edge advancements. The Communications Applications site, available on Mouser.com,…

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Social Media Influences Consumer Electronics Purchasing

A CEA study found that 24 percent of consumers who use social media say that they always or almost always refer to social media websites before they make a consumer electronics purchase.  For high engagement users (13.5 or more hours per week) this increases to 65 percent. Consumers not only turn to social media websites,…

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IPC Releases FOD-Prevention Video

The reliability and functionality of electronic devices can be severely affected by foreign objects and debris (FOD). To help industry eliminate FOD issues, IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries®  has released a training video, DVD-172C, “FOD Prevention in Electronics Assembly.” The training video provides information and techniques to help eliminate FOD during electronics assembly, including…

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Growth Signals for Industrial ICs

El Segundo, Calif. — Although revenue for industrial electronics semiconductors was up less than one percent in the first quarter of 2014, compared to the fourth quarter, the expansion occurred during traditionally the weakest time of the year, according to a new report from IHS Technology. Revenues reached $8.61 billion in the first quarter of 2014,…

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Premier Farnell Adds Swissbit

Premier Farnell has signed a direct agreement with Swissbit AG, a leader in industrial DRAM modules and Flash storage products. The world-wide agreement covers EMEA, North America, APAC and Japan regions. Swissbit products are particularly targeted at the industrial computer markets including Embedded Computing, Automation, Measurement, Communication, Network, Military, Aerospace, Transportation, Casino Gaming and Medical…

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McNally Departs Arrow After 30 Years

Brian McNally, a distribution industry veteran and most recently a top executive at Arrow Electronics Inc., has left the company and will be joining energy products services provider Rexel SA as head of its North American operation effective August 1. McNally was until recently senior VP, marketing and asset global components, at Arrow and had…

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