TTI, Wakefield-Vette Ink Distribution Agreement

Fort Worth, Tex. – TTI, Inc., the leading global distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components, today announced the company has signed a distribution agreement with Wakefield-Vette, a global leader in thermal management solutions. In continuous operation since 1957, Wakefield-Vette manufactures a wide array of thermal solutions that includes thermal extrusions, LED heat sinks, heat…

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u-blox Acquires IP for Industrial Wi-Fi

Thalwil, Switzerland — Swiss u‑blox (SIX:UBXN), a leading provider of wireless and positioning semiconductors and modules for the automotive, industrial and consumer markets, has acquired the company Antcor, a developer of Wi-Fi baseband intellectual property (IP). The acquisition consists of a purchase of 100% of the shares of Antcor Advanced Network Technologies S.A. at a price…

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Woz Riffs on Watches, Engineering

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The Woz showed off his nixie tube watch and gave the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch a big thumbs down in a public appearance here. Steve Wozniak, the designer of the original Apple personal computer, was in top form, firing off opinions in his characteristic, rapid, stream-of-consciousness style on everything from innovation…

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America II, Taiwan Semi Sign Distribution Deal

St. Petersburg, Fla.–America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest independent distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, has entered into a distribution agreement with Taiwan Semiconductor, a worldwide manufacturer of discrete semiconductors, as well as analog ICs, power transistors and MosFETs used in the automotive, computer, consumer, industrial, telecom and photovoltaic industries. “We’re in…

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Increased Demand for Customized Sourcing Management

As competition continues to heat up in the smart device market, the demand for services along the semiconductor and electronics industry's supply chain is increasing. One of the key challenges as devices proliferate, while margins shrink to keep pricing levels competitive, is maintaining inventory balances and strategic sourcing. Navigating today's global supply chain requires skill…

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Supply Chain Security: 5 Important Steps

One of the largest known breaches, resulting in 110 million records lost and hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, started with a small, third-party supplier. We're talking about Target, where attackers compromised Fazio Mechanical Services, a provider of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning services, to gain access to the retail giant's network. The breach…

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LSI Flash Controllers Demo Breakthrough

Santa Clara, Calif.– FLASH MEMORY SUMMIT — LSI, an Avago Technologies Company (Nasdaq:AVGO), today announced breakthrough performance and endurance demonstrations of its third-generation SandForce(R) SF3700 flash controller. After successfully introducing industry-leading sequential performance of 1800MB/s, the SF3700 is now demonstrating mixed 80/20 (read/write) workload performance of up to 1300MB/s with a native PCIe interface. This…

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3D Systems Buys Laser Reproductions

Rock Hill, S.C. — 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it has acquired Laser Reproductions, an expert provider of advanced manufacturing product development and engineering services, further extending its Quickparts operations in the United States. Details of the transaction were not disclosed. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Laser Reproductions brings to 3DS three decades of advanced…

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