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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Micron, A*STAR DSI Extend Collaboration

Boise, Idaho – Micron Technology, Inc., and Singapore’s A*STAR Data Storage Institute (DSI) today announced that they are extending their collaboration on the development of STT-MRAM, a promising alternative non-volatile memory technology, for another three years. The two organisations first joined hands in 2011. The flagship collaboration has brought together researchers from Micron and A*STAR DSI to…

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Samsung Starts Production of 8-Gb LPDDR4 Mobile DRAM

Seoul, Korea – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, announced today that it has started mass producing the industry’s first 8 gigabit (Gb), low power double data rate 4 (LPDDR4) mobile DRAM based on the company’s leading-edge 20-nanometer (nm) process technology. LPDDR memories are the most widely used “working memory” for mobile devices worldwide. “By initiating production…

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IPC: Nov. PCB Sales Decline

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the November findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Strong year-on-year order growth kept the PCB book-to-bill ratio high, while sales remained slightly below last year. Total North American PCB shipments decreased 3.4 percent in November 2014 from November 2013, bringing year-to-date shipment…

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Strong Growth for Semiconductor Industry in 2014

El Segundo, Calif. – Revenue growth in the global semiconductor industry is forecast to grow by 9.4 percent in 2014 thanks to broad-based growth across multiple chip segments, according to the latest research from IHS Technology. This is the industry’s best performance since 2010, when the industry grew 33 percent, reports IHS. Global revenue is expected…

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