Digi-Key Reports Surging Europe Sales

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced exceptionally strong growth in Europe, averaging 26-percent growth year-over-year across the entire region. The company attributes this rapid sales growth to its continued global expansion of local sales and support resources and the strength of its next…

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5 Tips for a Streamlined Supply Chain

Supply-chain networks are the lifeblood of any electronics company: No components, no electronics products. So it makes sense for the relationships among all those involved to be efficient, streamlined, and collaborative. Long ago, there were factory-centric product companies with vertically integrated supply chains; design, manufacturing, and distribution were supervised and managed by a single organization.…

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Microchip Announces its First Mobile App Developer Partner

Chandler, Ariz. — Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced its first App Developer Specialist—WillowTree Apps—the latest company to join Microchip’s world-class Design Partner Network.  This new App Developer Specialist category, which designates an exclusive focus on Web and native-app creation, builds on Microchip’s deep roster of traditional…

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The IoT Ecosystem Meets the Supply Chain

We've all read the ever-increasing projections for Internet of Things (IoT) market growth. As this is occurring, there are a number of significant implications for the semiconductor and device supply industry. The interrelated dynamics between projections for IoT growth and the impact on the supply chain are the subject of the following article — and…

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Avnet Exec to Present at Supply Chain Forum

Phoenix, Ariz. – Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that Wade McDaniel, vice president of solutions architecture, Avnet Velocity, will be a featured speaker at The Logistics & Supply Chain Forum. The conference will be held at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North in Scottsdale, Ariz. on November 2-4, 2014. McDaniel…

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Richardson RFPD Reduces Pricing for NX-Series IGBTs

LaFox, Ill. – Richardson RFPD, Inc. announced today reduced pricing on the latest NX-Series of insulated-gate bipolar transistors from Powerex, Inc. The devices are being offered at a ten-percent discount for a limited time. The six IGBTs use the 6.1 CSTBT chip, which offers significantly lower losses compared to competing chip technologies. When compared with an aluminum nitride ceramic…

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Cypress to Unveil Breakthrough PSoC for IoT

San Jose, Calif. – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) today announced it will demonstrate multiple products and will introduce a new PSoC® programmable system-on-chip targeted for the Internet of Things at the Electronica international trade show in Munich Germany from November 11-14, 2014. Cypress will showcase demonstrations of its PSoC and capacitive touch-sensing solutions, USB 3.0 controllers, automotive…

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SMIC, ASML Sign Volume Purchase Agreement

Shanghai — Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) the largest and most advanced pure-play foundry provider in China,  and ASML Holding N.V. (“ASML”), the world’s leading provider of lithography systems, announce the signing of a volume purchase agreement (VPA) that will provide SMIC with lithography systems from ASML. The VPA which is worth approximately450…

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