Henkel to Acquire Bergquist

Düsseldorf – Henkel signed an agreement to acquire The Bergquist Company, a privately-held leading supplier of thermal-management solutions for the electronics industry worldwide. This transaction will provide Henkel Adhesive Technologies with a strong position in thermal-management solutions, in particular for use in automotive, consumer and industrial electronics as well as emerging applications in LED lighting.…

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Lattice Power Recognized for Breakthrough LED PAR38 Lamp

Palo Alto, Calif. – Lattice Power, the first company to commercialize high performance, low cost GaN-on-Silicon LEDs, announced today that its new PAR38 LED lamp has been recognized by the Illuminating Engineering Society Progress Committee as providing an important advancement in lighting. The company’s new proprietary GaN-on-Silicon LED PAR38 LED lamp delivers outstanding efficacy, superior brightness…

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Cree Earns U.S. DoD MRL 8 Designation

Durham, N.C. — Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a leader in gallium nitride (GaN) RF devices, has earned the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) manufacturing readiness level eight (MRL 8) designation. Awarded for its production of GaN monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), this designation verifies Cree’s ability to provide assured, affordable and commercially viable production capabilities…

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Avnet Addresses Big Data Issues

Phoenix, Ariz. – Is big data living up to its promise? The newly-released sixth edition of AXIOM magazine from Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), analyzes the implications and opportunities for big data in the electronics industry. AXIOM, which comes from the Latin root axioma, is defined as information that is thought fitting…

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TTI Adds FCT Electronics to Linecard

TTI, Inc., the leading global distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components, announced today the company has added FCT Electronics Group as a new connector supplier. FCT Electronics Group specializes in designing and manufacturing custom mixed-layout connectors and cable assemblies. The company was acquired in 2013 by Molex Incorporated, a leading supplier of connectors…

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IoT Calls for Simpler Protocol

In my last blog, I described why Internet of Things traffic must be self-classified if we are to wring meaning from billions of devices. Those self-classification techniques work fine with IPv6 — but IPv6 has too much overhead for the vast majority of IoT devices. Instead, I suggest a minimal data format I call Chirp.…

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