Electrocomponents Names Future’s Ruth New Group CEO

Electrocomponents PLC has tapped Lindsley Ruth as its new group chief executive effective April 1. The Future Electronics Inc. veteran is expected to spearhead the continuing transformation of the British components distributor at a moment the industry is undergoing dramatic changes with competition intensifying from Asian rivals as well as smaller distributors in Europe. As…

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IoT Terrain Still Shifting

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The landscape of the Internet of Things has become complex and will only get more complicated. Competing platforms are still evolving and pathways to interoperability between them need to be built, according to insiders familiar with the terrain “At this point you have several competing technologies and a lot of it…

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Mouser Adds GWconnect Product Line

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, today announced that they have entered into a global distribution agreement with Molex for its GWconnect heavy duty connectors and accessories. GWconnect is a recent acquisition by Molex Incorporated and expands their product line into heavy duty high voltage connectors and accessories. The GWconnect product line,…

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Semiconductor Innovation Yields Promise

Despite challenges in the semiconductor industry, innovation continues. The evolution and refinement of a variety processes, memory technologies, and packaging technologies are creating new technology frontiers. Today, I want to take a look at some of the most interesting evolutions in the space. Silicon On Insulator (SOI) is a process technology developed to extend performance…

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Are We Ready for Autonomous Vehicles?

Automobiles no longer resemble the mechanical beasts they once were. In fact, they are more similar to today’s smartphone. Cars are increasingly combining the best in transportation, communications, and entertainment systems into a single platform. The once mechanical control systems like braking and steering are now electronically controlled, the infotainment systems rival that of high-end…

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EnOcean Alliance Joins AllSeen Alliance

San Ramon, Calif.- The EnOcean Alliance, one of the strongest technical building alliances, announces today its membership in the AllSeen Alliance, the largest cross-industry consortium for the Internet of Everything. The joint forces of the two Alliances aim to connect the established EnOcean ecosystem of more than 350 companies and over 1,500 batteryless interoperable products to the…

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Sager Power Systems Launched

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power and Electromechanical components, today announced the launch of Sager Power Systems, a specialized group within Sager Electronics focused solely on power.  In early 2014, Sager expanded its power supply product offering and field application team. Then, in June, Sager acquired PowerGate LLC, a premier North…

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Mobile Security Market to Reach $34.8B by 2020

Portland, Ore. — According to a new report by Allied Market Research titled, “Global Mobile Security Market – Solution, Types, OS, Trends, Opportunities, Growth and Forecast, 2013 – 2020”, the global Mobile Security Market would reach $34.8 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 40.8% during 2014 – 2020. Bring Your Own Device is the latest trend adopted by most of the SMB…

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