Sensors, Sensors, Sensors, Everywhere

Sensors are poised to join the ranks of high-tech’s most critical components as manufacturers across multiple segments of the economy design the parts into next-generation automotive, connectivity, medical, monitoring and safety equipment. Demand for sensors have surged in recent years and are forecast to climb at a double-digit pace in the near future, creating investment…

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America II Adds to Franchises

America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it has signed franchise distribution agreements with nine manufacturers. The company added Oupiin America Inc., Mean Well USA Inc., Kamaya Inc., SiliconReef, Iriso USA Inc., Fremont Micro Devices, Cal-Chip Electronics, APC Manufacturing, and NVE Corporation to its global…

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Packaging for the Future

When manufacturing new products, new packaging must be created as well. As products swiftly evolve, package design must keep pace, placing a limit on the time allowed for ingenuity. Packaging, especially for electronic products, can be a challenge for industries looking to increase their eco-friendliness and reduce their carbon footprint. Efforts to increase sustainability can…

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Samsung Begins Mass Production of Fastest DRAM

Seoul, Korea – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., announced today that it has begun mass producing the industry’s first 4-gigabyte (GB) DRAM package based on the second-generation High Bandwidth Memory (HBM2) interface, for use in high performance computing (HPC), advanced graphics and network systems, as well as enterprise servers. Samsung’s new HBM solution will offer unprecedented…

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Omron Adds New Rep

Hoffman Estates, Ill. – Omron Electronic Components is pleased to announce Spectrum Sales as its new manufacturer’s representative for the Midwest region, which includes southern Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska. Headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, Spectrum has over 30 years of experience in the electromechanical component industry. “We are confident that Spectrum Sales will…

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Arrow Buys Discontinued RF/Microwave Parts

Centennial, Colo. – Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) today announced that its Supply Assurance business, which supports customers’ long-term requirements for discontinued electronic components, has procured the recently discontinued products formerly provided by Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) through its acquisition of Hittite Microwave Corporation. “We are pleased to work with Arrow’s Supply Assurance business to extend the…

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Avnet Doubles Down on Embedded Systems

The value of embedded systems in the distribution channel was reinforced in recent weeks as Avnet Inc. dedicated global sales and support resources to the embedded market segment. Ed Smith, president of Avnet Electronics Marketing, Americas, was named as senior vice president of Avnet embedded systems,  global, earlier this year. For the past year, Smith has overseen both…

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