Global, smartphone, shipments

Gartner: Q1 Global Smartphone Sales Down 20.2%

Global smartphone sales to end users declined 20.2% in the first quarter of 2020, according to Gartner, Inc. The global shelter-in-place combined with the economic uncertainty brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic led to demand for smartphones collapsing as consumers stopped spending on nonessential products during the first quarter. “The coronavirus pandemic caused the global smartphone market…


DARPA, security, chip, design

DARPA Effort Embeds Security Into Chip Designs

The latest in a series of Pentagon semiconductor initiatives seeks to embed security features into chip designs that would allow silicon architects to probe economics-versus-security tradeoffs while baking in security throughout device lifecycles. The chip design effort represents continuing U.S. efforts to secure its electronics supply chain as semiconductors emerge as a choke point in…


Mouser Electronics Announces Global Agreement with Trenz Electronic

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorised global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, has signed a global distribution agreement with Trenz Electronic, manufacturers of industrial-grade multiprocessor system-on-chip (MPSoC) system-on-modules (SoMs). With this deal, Mouser now distributes a selection of Trenz Electronic’s industrial-grade Xilinx FPGA-based MPSoC SoMs, which feature powerful switch-mode power supplies for all…


Mouser Electronics and Toradex Sign Global Distribution Agreement

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorised global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, announces a global distribution agreement with Toradex, a leader in embedded computing. Through the agreement, Mouser now offers Toradex’s Colibri and Apalis families of computer-on-modules (CoMs) based on NXP i.MX series applications processors. All Colibri and Apalis modules are pin compatible…


Digi-Key Adds ICP DAS USA to Line Card

Digi-Key Electronics, a global electronic components distributor, announced that it has expanded its product portfolio by signing a U.S. distribution partnership with ICP DAS USA, providing Digi-Key customers with some of the widest selection of communication converters of any offering, including the conversion of CAN bus, BACnet, DeviceNet, EtherCAT and many other common protocols. This expansion…