Mouser Signs Global Pact With GigaDevice

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it has entered into a distribution agreement and partnership with GigaDevice, a leading provider of non-volatile memory solutions. As part of the agreement, Mouser Electronics is now an authorized distributor of GigaDevice SPI NOR, SPI NAND, and parallel NAND…


5G, electronics, infrastructure

The 5G Revolution: It’s all About the Infrastructure

The biggest 5G opportunity for the electronics supply chain  — infrastructure — is also its biggest inhibitor, according to one industry expert. Base stations, towers and data processing centers require a lot of industrial electronics, but nobody — literally — wants them in their backyard. “2020 will be the year that 5G scales,” Qualcomm Inc. President…


Raltron Names Gagner-Toomey Associates as Sales Rep

Raltron, a global leader in high performance frequency management, WiFi and wireless antenna products, is pleased to announce the appointment of Gagner-Toomey Associates Inc as its new manufacturer’s sales representative for Northern California and Nevada. Gagner-Toomey Associates (GTA) is a professional sales organization representing a portfolio of exceptional manufacturers serving a broad array of electronics…


Fusion Worldwide Receives AS6081 Certification

Fusion Worldwide, a global technology sourcing distributor, announced its newest achievement of receiving the SAE AS6081 quality certification. The AS6081 is an aerospace management standard, which establishes requirements and practices to mitigate the risk of buying, receiving and selling fraudulent/counterfeit parts. “Achieving the AS6081 certification is a real accomplishment,” states Paul Romano, COO at Fusion…


SEMI: Billings Rise For Second Consecutive Month

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $2.12 billion in billings worldwide in November 2019 (three-month average basis), according to the November Equipment Market Data Subscription (EMDS) Billings Report published today by SEMI. The billings figure is 1.9 percent higher than the final October 2019 level of $2.08 billion, and is 9.1 percent higher than the…


electronics, conflict minerals, Africa

Tech Companies Sued Over Minerals-Sourcing Practices

Although conflict minerals disclosure is no longer enforced in the United States, a recent lawsuit may reignite the debate over the sourcing of materials widely used in electronics. Families of children killed or injured while mining for cobalt in the Congo have filed a lawsuit against the world’s largest tech companies, including Google and Apple,…