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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TTI Europe Adds TE Nanonics Connectors

Leading manufacturer TE Connectivity’s new Nanonics connectors are now available to European customers through TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components. Qualified to MIL-DTL-32139 specifications, these new two-row Nanonics connector assemblies are an important addition to TE Connectivity’s nanominiature rectangular product line. The small form factor and narrow footprint of this ultra-compact interconnect…

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Mouser Stocks ST Bluetooth Network Processor Module

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now shipping the SPBTLE-RF network processor module for Bluetooth® Smart technology from STMicroelectronics. The low-energy SPBTLE-RF module provides a complete radio frequency (RF) platform in a tiny form factor, integrating a 2.4 GHz RF radio, antenna, and high-frequency and low-power oscillators to optimize the time to market of the final applications. The ST SPBTLE-RF module, now available from Mouser Electronics, is an easy-to-use…

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Intel Thwarts Hackers

LAKE WALES, Fla.—Intel announced it 6th Generation Core processors at the Gamecon Congress 2015 (Aug. 5-9, Cologne, Germany) however they left out secret details about new vPro on-chip hardware important to business uses. Of the half dozen new hardware capabilities in 6th Gen vPro Cores, the more important are Authenticate and Unite, both of which…

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Advocate Says Reshoring’s Down, But Not Out

Although the pace of U.S. reshoring decelerated in 2015, one manufacturing expert says the trend is far from standing still. A recent report released by consultancy A.T. Kearney concluded that the U.S. reshoring train “has yet to leave the station.” The Reshoring Initiative (www.ReshoreNow) disagrees. “Repeated surveys by Boston Consulting Group, Plastics News/Nexant, Alix Partners…

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