Avnet Inks Deal with Boundary Devices

Phoenix, Ariz. – Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced a new distribution agreement with Boundary Devices Inc., a leading global supplier of ARM-based single board computers and System-on-Modules for the general embedded market. Avnet can now provide customers in markets including military, aerospace and digital displays, with rapid embedded product hardware…

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Arrow Names Andy King as President of Global Components Business

Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) today announced that Andy King has been named president of its global components business.Mr. King succeeds Eric Schuck, and will report to Andrew S. Bryant, chief operating officer of Arrow’s global components and global enterprise computing solutions businesses. Mr. King previously served as president of Arrow’s components business in the Europe,…

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DRAM Revenue Drops Slightly in Q3

Thanks to DRAM manufacturers reallocating manufacturing capacity from PC DRAM to server DRAM and mobile DRAM production due to more stable prices and higher margins, revenue in the global DRAM industry only fell 1.2 percent in the third quarter of 2015, according to the latest analysis from DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. As a result, the share…

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Fuzzy Outlook for Electronics in 2016

It’s the time for finalizing annual corporate budgets but in general the planning for 2016 has been fraught with risks because of uncertainties about the global economy, poor demand visibility, geo-political conflicts in many parts of the world, currency challenges and other problems, many of them beyond the control of electronics executives. The Organization for…

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Microsemi, Thales Sign Reseller Agreement

Aliso Viejo, Calif. — Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced it has signed a reseller agreement with Thales e-Security. Using Thales e-Security nShield hardware security modules (HSMs), custom firmware and the state-of-the-art security protocols built into every Microsemi SmartFusion™2 system-on-chip (SoC) field programmable gate…

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Testing for Counterfeits & Quality: The Rise of 3rd-Party Labs Fights Clones

The role of electronic component testing continuously matures and evolves as our historical databases and sophisticated methods of ensuring quality and functionality are improved. Additionally, and unfortunately, the state of counterfeiting also matures and demands more sophisticated testing methods, one of the recent industry discussions has been the rise of clone counterfeit parts. Kirk Wehby,…

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TTI Earns ECIA Marketing Awards

Fort Worth, Tex. – For the second consecutive year, TTI, Inc. the leading specialty distributor of IP&E components, is pleased to announce its marketing team has received the Best Co-op Marketing and Best Sales Tools awards from the Electronics Components Industry Association (ECIA). TTI received these awards at the ECIA annual executive conference held in Chicago, IL. The ECIA annual…

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Automotive Is Strongest Growth Driver for ICs

The automotive IC market is forecast to increase at an average annual growth rate of 6.7 percent, which is the highest growth among six major end-use IC applications, from 2014 to 2019, according to the latest research from IC Insights. The sector’s strong growth is driven by increasing IC content for systems that assist, automate and communicate, said…

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