Mouser Stocking Coilcraft’s MLC75xx Series

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking Coilcraft’s MLC75xx series shielded power inductors. These inductors feature soft saturation characteristics, making them ideal for voltage regulator module (VRM) and voltage regulator down (VRD) designs and other applications with occasional over-current requirements. With an exceptionally low DC resistance of only 1.2 mOhms, these highly efficient inductors also have an…

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TTI Carrying Molex Ditto

Now available in Europe through TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components are Molex’s Ditto Wire-to-Wire interconnects and pre assembled harnesses. By halving the tooling and operational costs of plug-and-receptacle power systems, the components increase cost-savings and operational efficiency of low-amperage consumer and lighting applications. Answering consumer and…

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Most OEMs Mismanage Supply Chain Talent

With 91% of companies acknowledging that they could manage their supply chain talent more efficiently, there is clear room for improvement. But it's not always a simple fix. Despite nearly 50% of CEOs citing that talent, knowledge and availability is one of their top three business woes, 61% admitted that they hadn't made any steps…

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Mouser Stocks TI SimpleLink SensorTag IoT Dev Kit

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the SimpleLink™ multi-standard SensorTag development kit (CC2650STK) from Texas Instruments (TI). Enabling quick and easy integration of sensor data with wireless cloud connectivity, the SensorTag helps jump-start development for Internet of Things (IoT) applications by offering flexible development with multiple wireless connectivity options, including Bluetooth® low energy (BLE or…

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Arrow Awards AVX

Fountain Inn, S.C.  – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has received a silver-level 2014 Perfect Order Index (POI) Award in the Passive Electromechanical Components Supplier category from Arrow Electronics, a global provider of products, services, and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions.…

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Smart Shirt Adorns IoT Efforts

BRUSSELS – A smart T-shirt with removable electronics stole the limelight at the annual ITF event here. Separately, the Imec institute that hosted the event and its affiliate the Holst Center in the Netherlands launched an Internet of Things research program and a low-power air quality sensor as its first licensable product. The T-shirt is…

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Chip Maker Mergers: When 1+1=Risk

There will always be certain risks that a business can expect: a management turnover; a market correction; or taking on too much debt. In the electronics supply chain, the industry has become better at spotting risks, such as those that come with manufacturing and sourcing products offshore. But the more subtle risks, said Tom Galligani,…

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Legacy Systems Get Failing Grades for VMI

Foster City, Calif. – Legacy systems fail to deliver on vendor managed inventory (VMI), resulting in higher costs and a lack of visibility into current inventory levels, according to a new survey conducted by Gatepoint Research, and sponsored by E2open, a provider of cloud-based, on-demand software solutions. VMI systems have been used for many years in…

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