Microchip Warns Customers to Prepare for Tight Supplies

Microchip Technology Inc. has alerted customers to possible component shortages as demand surge in multiple product segments, resulting in extended lead times and rising capacity constraints. Steve Sanghi, chairman, president and CEO of the semiconductor vendor, warned in a memo to customers that continued misalignment in orders at a time of rising demand and plant…

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America Semi Inks Global Pact With Powell

America Semiconductor, LLC, a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-industry high-power semiconductors, announced today that it has signed an authorized distribution agreement with Powell Electronics, a worldwide distributor of electronic connectors, switches and related components.  Under the new agreement, Powell Electronics will provide global sales, design support and fulfillment services for America Semiconductors’ extensive portfolio of high-reliability,…

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Element14 Launches TI WiFi Kit

Farnell element14 has announced the launch of the Texas Instruments CC3200 Launchpad and CC3100 BoosterPack, a development platform and Wi-Fi device, created for faster and easier implementation of solutions for the Internet of Things(IoT). The CC3200 LaunchPad kit is the industry’s first single-chip programmable microcontroller with built-in Wi-Fi connectivity suitable for applications in cloud connectivity,…

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IPC Names New Standards Director

IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announces that Teresa Rowe has joined the IPC staff as director of assembly and standards technology. Rowe will direct and manage the development of standards for electronics assembly materials and processes. Her additional responsibilities include supporting committee chairmen, developing working drafts, balloting standards, addressing comment resolution and overseeing the publication…

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Arrow Secures e-Stewards Certification for Reno Facility

Englewod, Colo.–Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW), today announced the certification of its Reno, Nev., facility to the e-Stewards standard, one of the world’s most comprehensive electronic waste management certifications. “Arrow is our first global e-Stewards IT asset disposition provider. We are pleased that Arrow has committed to certifying all of its facilities worldwide within three…

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IBM Puts Brain On-a-Chip

PORTLAND, Ore. — The most brain-like computer chip to date has been produced by IBM for the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency's (DARPA's) Systems of Neuromorphic Adaptive Plastic Scalable Electronics (SyNAPSE) program, in collaboration with Cornell Tech and iniLabs, Ltd. “When the SyNAPSE project was launched six years ago, many people thought it was impossible,”…

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Ametherm SURGE-GARD Devices Certified to UL 1434

Carson City, Nev. — Ametherm today announced that its SURGE-GARD™ series of NTC inrush current limiting thermistors, recently acquired by Ametherm from Measurement Specialties (formerly RTI Electronics), has received Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certification per UL file number E209153. The devices are certified to UL 1434 for single- and three-phase input voltages up to 480 VAC. Manufactured in Ametherm’s…

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Newark element14 Stocks Freescale Freedom Dev Kit

Chicago, Ill. – Newark element14 has announced the addition of the high-performance Freescale Freedom FRDM-K22F development kit to its extensive portfolio of technology products, which includes the biggest range of development kits available globally from one single source. The new development board is the second Freedom board featuring a Kinetis K next-generation microcontroller and crystal-less USB controller.  It is targeted…

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