Mouser Stocks TI MSP430 MCUs

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the MSP430i202x Mixed Signal Microcontroller Family from Texas Instruments (TI). This low power 16MHz 16-bit RISC microcontroller has up to four 24-bit sigma-delta analog to digital converters (ADCs) with differential programmable gain amplifier (PGA) Inputs. Additional features include a hardware multiplier, 75nA shutdown mode, and a temperature sensor. The Texas Instruments MSP430i2020 Mixed Signal…

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RF Industries Buys Comnet

San Diego, Calif. — RF INDUSTRIES, LTD. (NASDAQ: RFIL) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of East Brunswick, New Jersey-based Comnet Telecom Supply, Inc. (“Comnet”), a supplier of telecommunications and data products, for a total purchase price of $4,150,000, consisting of$3,050,000 in cash, and 252,381 shares of RFI’s common stock valued at $1,060,000.  Privately-owned Comnet had revenues of approximately $9.6…

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Five Ways NA Automotive Suppliers Can Improve Social Media

Troy, Mich. — North America’s top automotive OEM suppliers can significantly boost the engagement and effectiveness of their social media efforts by focusing on five key fixes, according to a proprietary study conducted by Bianchi Public Relations, Inc., a PR firm specializing in the automotive supplier and business-to-business sectors. The study, “Social Media and Automotive…

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PanJit Semiconductor Franchises America II

America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it has entered into a franchise distribution agreement with PanJit Semiconductor, a global manufacturer of semiconductors for the personal computer, mobile phone, industrial, and consumer electronic markets. “America II is in a period of tremendous growth,” said Brian…

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RFMW Stocks Suppress-n-Sink

RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for MAST Technologies line of dual use RF Absorber + Thermally Conductive pad material. Trademarked Suppress-n-Sink, the target application is reducing harmful reflections from heat-sinks and heat-spreaders used on packaged components. Several large OEMs have adopted the Suppress-n-Sink solution as a thermal conductor and EMI suppressor for on-board…

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FeFET to Extend Moore’s Law

PORTLAND, Ore. — Universal memory replacing DRAM, SRAM, flash and nearly every transistor in a computer may result from their successful fabrication of a ferroelectric gate over germanium channel material, according to researchers at the University of Texas (Austin). Their successful ferroelectric gate stack holds the hope of extending Moore's Law beyond the end of…

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Conflict Minerals: A Happy New Year?

(Dodd-Frank Act, Section 1502 and the pursuant SEC rule), and EU policy proposed, the pressure on the supply chain is increasing. Non-compliance is always a significant issue for business, but conflict minerals carry a highly emotive political and ethical payload.  It is estimated that over five million people have died in the violence engulfing the…

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