Broadcom Combo Chip Doubles Wi-Fi Performance

Irvine, Calif., — Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced the industry’s most powerful 5G WiFi (802.11ac) 2×2 Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) combo chip for mobile devices. The BCM4358 delivers unparalleled throughput, Bluetooth co-existence performance and indoor location accuracy, enabling OEMs to design high-end…

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China Capacitor Market to Reach $5.6 Billion in 2014

On the basis of dielectric material used, capacitors are categorized into ceramic, film, electrolytic, solid double layer, carbon, dielectric, and paper & plastic capacitors. Electrolytic capacitors are further classified into aluminum and tantalum electrolytic capacitors. Electronic capacitors are used in various end user applications such as Information & Communication Technology (ICT), consumer electronics, industrial, infrastructure,…

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Military Connector Tags to Increase by 2%

Lead times held steady for most interconnect, passive and electromechanical (IP&E) components over the past month, according to Avnet Electronics Marketing’s most recent Market and Technology Trends report. Despite slight price upticks for a few interconnect and passive components, pricing trends are expected to remain generally stable. However, tags for several types of military connectors…

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IPC News: Electronics Assembly Standards IPC J-STD-001 & IPC-A-610 Updated

BANNOCKBURN, Ill. — IPC, Association Connecting Electronics Industries, has released the F revisions of two of the industry’s most widely used standards, IPC J-STD-001, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies, and IPC-A-610, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies. The documents have been updated to include technical advances in solder on plastic surface mount (SMT) components, new…

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Ethernet Switch Market Rebounds in Q2

Redwood City, Calif.– According to a recent report by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for information about the telecommunications and networking industries, the Layer 2-3 Ethernet Switch market exceeded $5.6 billion in the second quarter 2014, with nearly all vendors showing strong sequential gains. “The Ethernet switch market remains robust with many strong growth engines in place for…

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RS Components Offers Compact Inspection Camera

Beijing — RS Components <http://china.rs-online.com/web>; (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc <http://www.electrocomponents.com/>; (LSE: ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has announced availability of a new RS branded professional-quality digital camera that enables electricians and maintenance professionals to quickly achieve high-accuracy inspections in difficult to reach locations to check equipment and cables for corrosion, leaks,…

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Avnet Releases PicoZed System-On-Module

Phoenix, Ariz. —Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) today released PicoZed™, its newest family of System-On-Modules (SOMs) based on the Xilinx® Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoC. In support of PicoZed development and prototyping, Avnet is also releasing the PicoZed Carrier Card, which provides the necessary interfaces and access to user I/O from the PicoZed…

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Mean, Lean, Supply Chain Machine

Lenovo is a well-oiled, fine-tuned supply chain machine. With an unusual hybrid strategy of in-house and contract assembly, as well as vertical integration of the procurement of key components, the company's $5 billion-plus in acquisitions this year will increase its scale and reach, giving it further structural cost advantages over its competition. The company started…

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