TTI Offers Weidmuller Omnimate in Europe

TTI, Inc., the world’s leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components, is now offering device connectivity specialist Weidmüller’s OMNIMATE® technology in Europe, including OMNIMATE® Signal, OMNIMATE® Power and OMNIMATE® Housings.  This wide product range is modular and flexible, suits diverse applications in many product sectors, and offers ease of design-in as well…

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Freescale/NXP Merger a Positive For Purchasing

Mergers always create some uncertainty in the supply chain. When two suppliers come together, such as  NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) and Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd., it’s usually a positive for buyers. Instead of dealing with two vendors, purchasing is now dealing with one. The same is true for distribution partners – most of the time.…

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Alliance Memory, Digi-Key Supply Legacy Micron SDRAMs

San Carlos, Calif. — Alliance Memory recently announced that its 32M x 16 MT48LC32M16A2P-75: C (commercial temperature), 32M x 16 MT48LC32M16A2P-75 IT:C (industrial temperature), 64M x 8 MT48LC64M8A2P-75:C (commercial temperature), and 64M x 8 MT48LC64M8A2P-75 IT:C (industrial temperature) 512M synchronous DRAM (SDRAM) devices — which the company recently acquired from Micron Semiconductor the rights and license…

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Semiconductor Industry Posts Record January Sales

Washington — The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $28.5 billion for the month of January 2015, the industry’s highest-ever January total and an increase of 8.7 percent from January 2014 when sales were $26.3 billion. Global sales from January 2015 were 2 percent lower than the December 2014 total of $29.1…

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Leonard Nimoy, We’ll Miss you

Like many of you, I was saddened to hear the news of Leonard Nimoy’s death. His Star Trek character Mr. Spock was an inspiration to many of us who entered technical fields. Leonard Nimoy receives an honorary degree from Boston University in 2012. Source: Boston Globe. Although Spock was the science officer on the USS…

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AVX Offers High Temp Solutions Catalog

Greenville, S.C. – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced its first applications-based catalog, the new High Temperature Solutions catalog, which provides engineers with detailed information about the various passive component solutions that AVX specifically designs, manufactures, and qualifies for exceptional performance in high temperature applications up to 250°C, including…

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Pulse Electronics to Be Acquired by Affiliates of Oaktree Capital Mgmt.

Pulse Electronics Corporation (OTC Pink: PULS) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with certain affiliates of investment funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. (such affiliates, “Oaktree”), under which Oaktree will invest a total of $17.0 million in Pulse and subsequently acquire 100% of the outstanding shares of Pulse. Pulse shareholders…

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