A Look at the Spooktacular Halloween Supply Chain

The holiday consumer buying season is starting earlier every year. Once a Thanksgiving and Black Friday phenomena, now pundits are tracking sales of holiday buying as early Halloween.  And, although not technically a high-tech holiday, more and more Halloween decorations and costumes include electronic content.  “If Halloween sales meet analyst's forecasts, we can expect a great start…

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A Guide to 5 Common Malware Monsters

Halloween horror movies are scary, but the world is full of even more frightening threats, especially when it comes to cybersecurity.  Supply chain pros, who handle plenty of sensitive customer data and corporate intellectual property (IP), are a natural target for hackers—so it's important to understand what monsters might be lurking on the Internet, in…

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Automotive Sensors Market to Reach $17.1B by 2020

The Report “Automotive Sensors Market Analysis – By Type (Pressure, Temperature, Speed, Oxygen, NOx, Position); By Application (Fuel Injection & Emission, Chassis, Engine, Powertrain, Safety, Telematics); By Vehicle Type – With Forecast (2015 – 2020)”, published by IndustryARC, the market to reach $17.08 Billion by 2020. Browse 85 Market Tables, 20 Figures spread through 275…

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Mouser Stocks BeagleBone Green Dev Board

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the highly anticipated BeagleBone Green, a Linux-based development board from BeagleBoard.org and Seeed Studio. The BeagleBone Green updates the popular BeagleBone Black, retaining theAM335x 1GHz ARM® Cortex®-A8 processor from Texas Instruments. Rather than keeping the BeagleBone Black’s HDMI connector and chip, the BeagleBone Green contains Seeed Studio’s plug-and-play Grove connectors. With this new board, Seeed…

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Atmel Posts 6% Drop in Q3 Revenue

San Jose, Calif. — Atmel® Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch solutions, today announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2015. Revenue for the third quarter of 2015 was $286.5 million, a 6% decrease compared to $306.4 million for the second quarter of 2015, and 23% lower compared to $374.5 million for the third quarter of 2014. GAAP…

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Verizon Unveils ThingSpace IoT Platform

SAN FRANCISCO—Verizon wants to connect billions of things within the space of its 4G LTE network and wants to make it easier to do so. The company announced (Oct. 28) an Internet of Things (IoT) development platform, ThingSpace, a platform aimed at simplifying affordable connectivity in smart cities, healthcare, agriculture, energy, and sharing platforms. “Most…

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Researcher Says Distributors are Key to IoT Growth

Huge sales opportunities beckon in the market for connected devices but the challenges are numerous and semiconductor makers must leverage the strengths of component distributors to benefit from what is shaping up as the potential biggest growth area for the entire electronics industry, says research firm McKinsey & Co. Within a few years the entire…

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Avnet Reports Revenue Growth in FYQ1 2016

Phoenix, Ariz. — Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) today announced results for the first quarter fiscal year 2016 ended October 3, 2015. Sales for the quarter ended October 3, 2015 increased 1.9% year over year and 8.4% in constant currency to $6.97 billion (Q1 FY16 includes an extra week of sales) Adjusted operating income of $240.4 million increased 7.5% year over year and adjusted operating income…

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