Spansion Joins ZigBee

Spansion Inc. (NYSE: CODE), a global leader in embedded systems, today announced it joined the ZigBee Alliance. Through active participation in the ZigBee Alliance, Spansion will continue to contribute to open standards and technology collaboration to accelerate the adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT). “Spansion is committed to shaping the future of wireless connectivity…

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Mouser Has WaveSurfer 3000

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now shipping the new WaveSurfer 3000 series of oscilloscopes from Teledyne LeCroy. The WaveSurfer 3000 oscilloscope series combines the advantages of a fully featured oscilloscope with the additional capabilities of a mixed signal oscilloscope, waveform and function generators, and protocol analyzer. All functions are accessible from an advanced user friendly 10.1″…

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Visteon Completes Buy of Johnson Controls Unit

Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the automotive electronics business of Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), creating one of the world’s three largest suppliers of vehicle cockpit electronics. The two companies announced plans for the $265 million cash transaction on Jan. 13.  The acquisition will enhance Visteon’s competitive position…

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Sager Completes PowerGate Buy

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Electromechanical and Power components, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of PowerGate LLC, a premier North American power specialist distributor headquartered in Santa Clara, California. With the completion of this acquisition, Sager Electronics has added nineteen additional sales professionals assisting customers in the selection…

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The Benefits of Supply Chain Sustainability

The first rule of thumb in creating a solid supply chain sustainably is to think broadly. “Companies need to think broadly about supply chain sustainability to really get the most out of it,” Nic Delaye, managing director, sustainable business solutions, at PwC US, told EBN in an interview. For example, successful initiatives look at the…

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Multi-Channel Distribution: Can You Handle It?

Under pressure to fill, quickly and cost-effectively, an increasing number of orders coming in from multiple channels, the distribution industry is undergoing profound changes. Multi-channel distribution has gone mainstream. The term that so recently was not widely used is now part of our everyday vocabulary, but figuring out the most cost-effective response to its logistical…

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ST Develops Paper-Thin Batteries

Geneva – STMicroelectronics has started limited production of its EnFilm advanced rechargeable batteries that measure less than 0.25-mm thick. Target applications for these paper-thin batteries include next-generation personal technology and Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices. At 220µm thick and measuring 25.7 mm x 25.7 mm, ST’s EFL700A39 EnFilm solid-state lithium thin-film battery is suited for use in ultra-low-profile devices.…

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TI Delivers Single-Chip Wi-Fi Solution

Dallas, Tex. – Texas Instruments (TI) has launched its SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3100 and CC3200 platforms for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The SimpleLink Wi-Fi family is the first in a series of low-power SimpleLink wireless connectivity solutions for the IoT. The Internet-on-a-chip family allows customers to easily add embedded Wi-Fi and Internet to a variety of home, industrial and…

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