MIT Wrist-Robot Adds Extra Fingers

PORTLAND, Ore. — Ever try to get the lid off a jar with one hand, or open an envelope, or 1,000 other two-handed tasks? Well now you can, that is if you are wearing the new wrist-robot from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Still in the prototype stage, the wearable robot nevertheless offers a…

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RS, Allied Ink Distribution Deal with ROHM

Jakarta, Indonesia — RS Components (RS) and Allied Electronics (Allied), the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, have signed an agreement with ROHM Semiconductor that positions RS and Allied as an authorised global distribution partner of the electronic component vendor. RS and Allied hold a sizeable inventory of several hundred…

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Monolithic Power Systems Signs Avnet Memec

San Jose, Calif. – Monolithic Power Systems (MPS) (Nasdaq: MPWR), a leading fabless manufacturer of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, and Avnet Memec, an Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) company and leading global technology distributor, announced the formation of a pan-European value-added distribution agreement. With the new partnership, Avnet Memec is chartered with sales and value-added support…

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Ecliptek Adds OemsCart to Data Download Program

OemsCart.com, an electronic component information aggregator based in India, now offers its users the ability to locate over 2,000,000 different Ecliptek crystal and oscillator part numbers. Ecliptek’s Data Download automatically sends electronic files containing accurate part numbers, descriptions, parametric data, and factory stock availability directly to OemsCart on a daily basis. “Ecliptek is very excited to include OemsCart…

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CadSoft Enhances PCB Design Software

Chicago, Ill. – PCB design solution vendor CadSoft Computer, a Premier Farnell company, has today launched Version 7 of its award winning EAGLE PCB software. The update to the popular software brings a modern design environment with increased flexibility, enabling users to develop custom schematics using commercial standard software at a fraction of the cost. New features…

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TI Q2 Up 8%

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today reported second-quarter revenue of $3.29 billion, net income of $683 million and earnings per share of 62 cents. Regarding the company’s performance and returns to shareholders, Rich Templeton, TI’s chairman, president and CEO, made the following comments: “Revenue for the quarter came in just above the middle of…

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Live Chat 7/24: Effective Channel Management

Channel sales represent an increasing percentage of revenue for many organizations every year. Across industries, companies of all sizes are refocusing on channel strategies and implementing best-practices for partner management. The website Business Dictionary defines channel management as: “The process by which a producer or supplier directs marketing activity by involving and motivating parties comprising…

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