SAE Anti-Fake Rule Emphasizes the Channel

There are a number of problems associated with counterfeit components in the electronics supply chain, chief of which is the lack of agreement on a single standard for counterfeit prevention. However, the SAE, a global association of engineers and technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries, recently published an international standard that focuses…

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Mouser Sponsors Team China in New Formula E Race Series

MANSFIELD, Texas — Mouser Electronics , Inc., a leading global distributor of semiconductors and electronic components, announced its sponsorship of the China Racing Formula-E Team . The team will compete in the international 2014/15 Formula E racing series, built around all-electric cars, starting September 13 in Beijing. Molex” target=”_blank”>Molex and Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. Formula E…

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Micromem Taps Flextronics to Build Lab-on-a-Chip

Toronto, Canada — Micromem Technologies Inc. (the “Company” or “Micromem”) (CSE:MRM) (OTCBB:MMTIF) through its wholly owned subsidiary Micromem Applied Sensor Technologies Inc. (MAST), announces they have contracted with Flextronics International Ltd. (“Flextronics”) http://www.flextronics.com/), a Tier 1 automotive end-to-end supply chain solutions provider. Under the terms of the agreement Flextronics will be granted worldwide exclusivity to manufacture and…

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Apple Watch: Smart But Not Smart Enough

As I mentioned in yesterday’s Apple introduction event coverage, iPhones weren't the only thing that Apple unveiled. Confirming one of the worst kept secrets in the technology industry in recent memory, the company became the latest (and undoubtedly not the last… I'm looking at you, Microsoft) to unveil a “smart watch” wearable. Apparently, Tim Cook's…

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C&K Intros Ultra-Low-Profile Tact Switch

Newton, Mass. – C&K Components has developed a series of ultra-low-profile, top-actuated tactile switches with extended operating lifecycles up to 500,000. The surface-mount switches measure 3.7 mm x 3.7 mm with a board-mounted profile of 0.35 mm. The single-pole, single-throw (SPST) PTS 540 Series of tactile switches are RoHS-compliant and offer a selection of operating…

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SMIC Develops 38nm NAND Process Technology

Shanghai — Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) announced the readiness of 38nm NAND Flash process technology, making it the only foundry to manufacture NAND products for its customers. This process platform has been independently developed in its entirety by SMIC. With this offering, SMIC leads the way in serving the growing…

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TI Enhances Digital Power Ecosystem

Houston, Tex. — Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today enhanced a third-party ecosystem of digital power hardware and software tools as well as development services. This ecosystem allows digital power design engineers who use TI’s broad portfolio of C2000™ microcontrollers (MCUs) to develop their systems quickly and easily. The members of the ecosystem include Altair, MathWorks and Powersim. Each company…

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Microsemi To Acquire Centellax

Aliso Viejo, Calif. — Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Santa Rosa, Calif.-based Centellax, a supplier of high-speed analog and RF semiconductor products for the optical communications and Ethernet datacom markets. The terms of the transaction were not…

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Turning Growing Pains Into Global Gains

Believe it or not, when even the largest of high-tech companies enter new markets, global trade and expansion can overwhelm them. There are many factors to balance, and when these are combined with concerns about “unknowns,” already busy executives can often delay planning and evaluation. Even though 95% of the world's customers are outside of…

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Outdoor LED Displays Market to Reach $12.5B by 2020

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research “Outdoor LED Displays (Applications – LED Billboards, Perimeter LED Boards, LED Mobile Panels, LED Traffic Lights, LED Video Walls and Other LED Matrix Boards) Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 – 2020,” the market was valued at USD 4.80…

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