Ohmite Awards TTI

The leading global distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components, announced today TTI has been awarded Ohmite’s President’s Award for Sales Excellence. For the eighth consecutive year, Ohmite has honored TTI with their prestigious President’s Award at the annual Electronic Distribution Show (EDS) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ohmite is recognized as a leading provider…

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Should a Smartwatch Be a Watch?

As Apple’s World Wide Developers’ Conference raises its curtain Monday (June 8) in San Francisco, we anticipate no suspense in this week’s news cycle:  It will be all about Apple. I don’t mean to pile on, but think with me for a moment about what we’ve learned — if anything — about smartwatches since April,…

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e-Waste’s Green Thumb: Grow ROI, Reduce Supply Chain Risk

Earth Week shouldn't be a once a year thought: beyond the public relations moment are ROI, environmental responsibility, and counterfeit risk mitigation that present real opportunities for the electronics supply chain. The e-Stewards Program is just one example of existing pathways for safe asset disposition and responsible ROI opportunities. Electronics waste (e-waste) recycling and refurbishing…

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Conexant Launches HD Audio CODEC

Conexant Systems, Inc. introduced an ultra-low power, high-performance HD Audio CODEC targeted at mobile PC applications including notebooks, ultrabooks and tablets. The new CX8200 “intelligently drives speakers to optimize sound pressure level (SPL) while providing best-in-class speaker protection and eliminating background noise,” said the company. A single-chip solution optimized for use on any platform with an…

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Battle of the IoT Standards

If you are involved in the electronic products industry, you are probably swept up into the hype and the promise of the Internet of Things – this includes the Smart Home, wearable, the Industrial Internet of Things- basically any kind of device that can be connected to the internet. That is a great opportunity. But is it going to happen or is the looming standards battle going to put a big hold on all of that?

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Business Buyers Take Center Stage in Online Sales

When Amazon launched its new service aimed at business buyers last month, a trend that has long concerned electronics distributors resurfaced: online retailers taking aim at business-to-business (B2B) markets traditionally served by distributors. It's little wonder that e-commerce giants are drawn to the B2B market, since it's a gigantic target. Oliver Wyman, in a recent…

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IoT Gets Sane Forecast at Event

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Forget the 50 billion devices on the Internet by 2020 as preached by networking giant Cisco Systems. That over-quoted fantasy projection includes all PCs, smartphones, tablets and probably a few iKitchen sinks. At his first event dedicated to the Internet of Things, Linley Gwennap will roll out his own forecast. The…

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Digi-Key, FLIR Sign Distribution Agreement

Thief River Falls, Minn. – Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Electronics, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced a global distribution agreement with FLIR Systems Inc. to distribute Lepton® series thermal imaging cameras.  Digi-Key selected FLIR due to a growing demand for technology applications in safety and  security, unmanned, automation,…

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