RadioShack:The End Is Nigh!

I'm feeling a little nostalgic today as I read about what looks like the imminent demise of RadioShack, at least as we currently know it. An old ubiquitous cartoon image popped into my head. You know the one of the forlorn looking guy wearing a sandwich board with the words “The end is nigh” on…

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ZF to Acquire TRW Automotive

Friedrichshafen, Germany and Livonia, Mich. — * Combined Company With Pro Forma Sales of More Than EUR 30 Billion and 138,000 Employees * Complementary Portfolio of Acknowledged Products and Technologies Benefitting from Megatrends Such as Fuel Efficiency, Increased Safety Requirements and Autonomous Driving * Balanced Regional and Customer Portfolio in Both Volume and Premium Segments * All Cash…

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TI Awards Mouser

Mouser Electronics, Inc. has announced that it has been honoured for Top Customer Growth in EMEA by Texas Instruments. The award was presented to Marie-Pierre Ducharme, Mouser’s Supplier Marketing Manager, EMEA, by Jean-Francois Fau, President of TI EMEA at the semiconductor company’s Catalog Distribution Summit in Freising, Germany. Commented Roland Dörfler, Corporate Account Manager, TI…

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TTI Stocking TE Connectivity’s Mini I/O

TTI, Inc., the world’s leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components, is stocking TE Connectivity’s (TE’s) mini I/O industrial connector system. This compact, latching, wire-to-board I/O interface measures one-quarter the size of a conventional RJ45 plug and features two points of contact for increased reliability in high vibration industrial applications. Norbert Piefer,…

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Component Trends: A Little More Volatility in September

Lead times and prices in the electronics components industry saw a little more movement in September than in prior months, according to Avnet’s latest Market & Technology Trends report. Pricing of analog components, discretes, logic and memory inched up in the semiconductor market while in IP&E, only military interconnect prices increased. Lead times are increasing…

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Avnet Embedded Adds TrueUC Solutions

Avnet Embedded, a division of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced that it has entered into a distribution agreement with TrueUC Solutions LLC, a provider of hosted real-time voice and video communications solutions. Avnet Embedded will now offer TrueUC’s flagship unified communications (UC) software – TrueUConnect, TrueContact…

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Investing in European Electronics

To regain ground it has lost in the electronics and semiconductor sectors in recent years, the European Union has launched a €5 billion (US$6.8 billion) public-private partnership to boost the electronics design and manufacturing capabilities of its member states. The recently launched Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership (ECSEL) will bring together funding from…

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