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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Element14 Names Design Winners

Element14 has selected the winning designs in its Inductive Sensing Design Challenge, featuring the world’s first inductance-to-digital converter from Texas Instruments. Belgian designer Sammy Peiren was named the Grand Prize Winner for his USB microphone concept, and Dutch designer Elbert Kreukniet was named Community Choice Winner for his wireless metal detector. The two designs stood…

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Dachser Continues to Expand in Asia

ATLANTA — International logistics provider DACHSER continues to expand its Asia operations by acquiring the remaining shares of DACHSER India from AFL Pvt. Ltd. This acquisition makes DACHSER the sole shareholder of the company’s ventures in India and Thailand, and a majority shareholder of the joint venture in Bangladesh. The collaboration between DACHSER and AFL…

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