Broadcom Offers New WICED Dev Kit for IoT

Irvine, Calif. — News Highlights: Enables software and hardware developers to prototype and experiment with new Internet of Things (IoT)  applications Includes latest WICED™ Bluetooth® Smart chip and five low-power MEMS sensors Development kit and smartphone app can be connected and running programs in minutes Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor…

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Analog Devices’ Q3 Sales Increase

Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI), a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications, today announced financial results for its third quarter of fiscal year 2014, which ended August 2, 2014. “ADI had another good quarter of revenue growth led by the industrial and communications infrastructure markets,” said Vincent Roche, President and CEO. “Profitability and…

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Samsung Mass Produces First 3D TSV DDR4 Modules

Seoul, Korea – Samsung Electronics, Ltd. announced today that it has started mass producing the industry’s first 64 gigabyte (GB), double data rate-4 (DDR4), registered dual Inline memory modules (RDIMMs) that use three dimensional (3D) “through silicon via” (TSV) package technology. The new high-density, high-performance module will play a key role in supporting the continued proliferation of enterprise…

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Component Trends: Little Movement in August

The dog days of August are evident in the electronics components market: lead times and prices haven’t moved significantly from the prior month, according to Avnet’s most recent Market and Technology Trends report.  Although there’s been some upward movement in memory products, most semiconductor and IP&E trends have remained stable. Lead times for DDR-1 SDRAM…

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Google Glass & Lookalikes Find Niches

Portland, Ore. — Real-world applications of head-mounted displays (HMDs) like Google Glass, Epson’s Moverio, and Recon’s Jet have been a solution looking for a problem. But the applications for these head-worn output devices are finally materializing thanks to their integration with an appropriate input device: the Thalmic Labs’ Myo — an armband controller that is…

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Binder-USA, Northwire Form Strategic Partnership

Camarillo, Calif. — ­ Binder­-USA, a global supplier of high ­quality circular connectors and cordsets for over 50 years, has formed a strategic partnership with Northwire, Inc., which produces custom wire and cable interconnect solutions. The strategic partnership between Binder­-USA and Northwire, Inc. will enhance the potential for both companies to better service their key…

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DRAM Prices Will Continue to Fall

Despite higher DRAM prices starting in the second quarter of 2014 due in part to a lack of capacity expansions and increased obstacles in transitioning to 2Xnm manufacturing, DRAM prices start to drop at the end of July, according to DRAMeXchange, the memory and storage research division of TrendForce. Prices are expected to continue downward…

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RS Components Intros High-Reliability Clamp Meters

Hong Kong — RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has announced availability of two new high-reliability clamp meter products that are designed for making safe and non-intrusive current measurements in a range of electrical, panel and equipment maintenance applications. Clamp…

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