Wearables Don Smart Fabrics

SAN FRANCISCO – What do musical instruments, car seats, and shoes have in common? Each item benefits from smart fabrics invented by Berkeley, Calif. company BeBop sensors. BeBop launched in October 2014 as the brainchild of musical instrument designer Keith McMillen who wanted to focus on novel measurements and charging methods. “BeBop is a natural…

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TTI Carrying Murata XRC Series

TTI, Inc., the world’s leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components, now stocks Murata’s new line-up additions to its XRC family of crystal timing devices in Europe. Specifically designed for automotive applications, the new products are approximately 40% smaller than the industry norm and measure just 2.5mm x 2.0mm. Despite the small…

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Mouser Inks Global Pact With Digilent

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, today announced that it has reached a distribution agreement with Digilent Inc., a subsidiary of National Instruments. Diligent is a leading engineering design company serving students, universities, engineers, and OEM’s worldwide with technology-based educational tools The entire range of Digilent’s design…

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New Lithium Battery Regs May Stymie Electronics Supply Chain

In the United States, and around the world, new standards are emerging around the handling and shipping of lithium batteries. The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) HM-224F ruling became effective earlier this month in hopes of providing clear instructions on safe handling and transportation of lithium batteries.…

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Mouser Hosts Grant Imahara

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, today released a video with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara, best known for his role on TV’s Mythbusters, touring Mouser’s state-of-the-art warehouse. To view the entertaining video, click here. Glenn Smith, Mouser’s President and CEO, takes Imahara on a behind-the-scenes look at…

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How Distribution Can Capitalize on the IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) is everywhere, and the market opportunities are mind-boggling: 50 billion devices will be connected by 2020. The value of the IoT devices and services market will reach $7 trillion by 2020. The benefits to users are infinite. Is this the “killer app” the high-tech market has been waiting for? The…

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RS Components Signs Weidmuller

Wellington, New Zealand — RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc  (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has further strengthened its portfolio of high-quality automation products with the announcement of a new global trading agreement with industrial connectivity specialist Weidmuller. The Weidmuller range now available from RS satisfies interconnection needs across numerous industries…

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