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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Global LED Market to Reach $42.7B by 2020

Portland, Oregon — According to a new market research report by Allied Market Research titled, “Global Light Emitting Diode (LED) Market (Technology, Application and Geography), 2013 – 2020” the global LED (chips and components) market is forecast to reach $42.7 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 13.5% from 2014 to 2020. Asia Pacific commands dominance of the LED…

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RS Components Stocks Vision Sensor Inspection Kit

Wellington, New Zealand — RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has announced exclusive availability of a new vision sensor inspection kit that enables the user to perform high-speed part inspection and quality assurance across diverse applications, such as sorting systems, assembly verification, alignment and rotation checking, and size and…

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Moore’s Law Has No End in Sight

Gallium arsenide (GaAs) will soon outpace silicon (Si) as a higher-performance choice for implementing integrated circuits, according to POET Technologies Inc. of Storrs-Mansfield, Conn. The handwriting has been on the wall since the 1980s, according to Geoff Taylor, a former Bell Labs scientist and co-founder and chief scientist at POET. According to Taylor, GaAs, as…

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Broadcom Claims First Navigation/Sensor Hub Chip

Irvine, Calif. – Broadcom Corporation has claimed the industry’s first low-power Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and sensor hub combo chip to deliver new always-on location applications for a variety of mobile devices. By integrating the GNSS chip and sensor hub into a single chip, the new BCM4773 device minimizes battery drain and adds a…

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TSMC 28HPC Process in Volume Production

Hsinchu, Taiwan — TSMC today announced its 28-nanometer High Performance Compact (28HPC) process is in volume production, making it the most power- and cost-efficient solution among all 28-nanometer technologies in the foundry segment. The achievement of this milestone demonstrates TSMC’s commitment to providing industry-leading technology for customers looking to tap power and performance benefits in cost-effective SoC…

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