Future Bets Big on ‘Proliferation of Electronics’

Future Electronics Inc. plans to increase its investments in distribution support facilities and jack up hiring in Europe and Asia in 2015 as the company prepares to support rising “proliferation of electronics” in all areas of manufacturing, services and other segments of the global economy, according to company executives. In 2015, Future expects to more…

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Holiday Travel Offers Big OEM Opportunity

OEMs rejoice in the number of electronics gadgets and gifts that are purchased during the holidays, from smartphones and tablets to highly sophisticated appliances. Holiday travel, though, may further contribute to the bottom line for electronics OEMs. Whether traveling to close out year-end business or visit friends and family, travelers want the benefits, from entertainment…

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DesignCon Revs High-Speed Engine

Many of the world's top engineers in high-speed chip and board interconnects will gather next month at DesignCon. Here's my take on the annual event's top sessions. I think DesignCon is all about pushing the envelope. Three sessions standout for me as clearly focused on pedal-to-the-metal engineering. These days 56 Gbit/second links are at the…

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Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas Celebrates 40-Year Milestone With Texas Instruments

PHOENIX — Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) and global electronics manufacturer and supplier Texas Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: TXN) are celebrating their 40-year business relationship. Together, Avnet and TI have innovated support models that give design chain and supply chain customers better access to the analog chips, embedded processing…

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Top Robot Stories of 2014

Since long before Karel Capek coined the term in his 1921 play R.U.R. , robots have fascinated us. Mechanical automata have figured in Greek mythology (Talus and the mechanical servants of Hephaestus) and are described in Chinese literature from 1000 BCE. The fascination continues to this day, but with the added twist that now we…

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Mouser Welcomes Celebrity Engineer Grant Imahara to Holiday Festivities

DALLAS & FORT WORTH — Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, welcomed celebrity engineer Grant Imahara, best known for his role on TV’s Mythbusters, to its annual Employee Holiday Party at Mouser’s corporate campus. Imahara joined in the festivities and met with many employees as part of…

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PMA Approves UL as Certification Lab

Taipei — UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science leader, today announced that its laboratory in Taiwan is accredited by the Power Matters Alliance (PMA), making it the sole PMA testing facility in Taiwan. At the same time, MediaTek (TSE: 2454), a global IC industry leader, was awarded the first PMA certification from UL Taiwan, indicating that their product MT3188…

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