IoT Spec Taps Internet Protocol

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A trade group plans to publish a specification for building an Internet of Things software stack using the Internet Protocol. The effort is part of a growing trend toward implementing IP in embedded systems. The IP for Smart Objects Alliance (IPSO Alliance) will publish at least one reference architecture this year…

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Fab Capacity Stretched: Uptick in Sight?

For an industry that’s been in the doldrums since the 2009 recession, the words “strained capacity at chip players across the industry” are, ironically, welcome. The electronics components market has enjoyed an extended period of ample supply, and only a shortage or an unexpected surge in demand will spur the market into proactive purchasing for…

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Mobile App Links to Vishay’s Featured Products

Malvern, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced the availability of a Vishay app for the Apple iPad® that makes it easy for users to access the company’s Super 12 and Engineer’s Toolbox collections of industry-leading semiconductor and passive devices. Vishay’s Super 12, selected yearly from the company’s many thousands of products, brings together a…

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Resilinc Named 2014 Great Supply Chain Partner

Milpitas, Calif. – Resilinc Corp., the leading provider of supply chain resiliency solutions, today announced that it has been named a 2014 Great Supply Chain Partner by SupplyChainBrain. Resilinc was nominated by Amgen for its contributions to Amgen’s global supply chain resiliency strategy as detailed in a recently published interactive case study. Resilinc will appear in the 2014 July/August issue of…

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IBS Stocks Ametherm Current Limiters, Thermistors

Carson City, Nev. – Ametherm today announced that global electronic components distributor IBS Electronics is now stocking the company’s SURGE-GARD™ line of inrush current limiters and NTC disc thermistors for high-accuracy temperature measurement. Recently acquired by Ametherm from Measurement Specialties (formerly RTI Electronics), the components are available worldwide via IBS Electronics’ website, www.ibselectronics.com. Ametherm’s SURGE-GARD series devices…

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Mobile Benchmarks Need Work

It's ironic that the issues that deserve the most industry cooperation tend to be the most contentious ones. Few issues have been more contentious than performance benchmarking. Slowly, we're moving in the right direction, but more work is needed. Benchmarks are widely used for evaluating anything electronic. To get the best scores, silicon and system…

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