X-fest Sign-ups Open

Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) today announced registration is now open for X-fest 2014 technical workshops in North America and Europe. The 39-city international X-fest seminar series offers free, full day, how-to training for system designers targeting Xilinx® All Programmable products. X-fest will run from September 2014 through January…

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Vishay Acquires Holy Stone

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH), one of the world’s largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors and passive electronic components, today announced the acquisition of Holy Stone Polytech Co., Ltd. (“Holy Stone Polytech”), a Japanese manufacturer of tantalum capacitors, from Holy Stone Enterprise Co. Ltd. The purchase price was approximately $21 million subject to customary post-closing adjustments.…

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Mouser Launches ‘Wearables’ Site

Mouser Electronics, Inc., has just launched the new Wearables Technology site, sponsored by STMicroelectronics. This new technology site on Mouser.com provides product information on STMicroelectronics (ST) semiconductor devices that satisfy the always-on, low power, network connected requirements of the emerging Wearables Device and Internet of Things applications. The new STMicroelectronics Wearables Technology site, available on…

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PEI-Genesis Awarded AS9100C:2009

PEI-Genesis, Inc., one of the world’s fastest assemblers of precision connectors and power supplies, has reached the achievement of AS9100C:2009 certification for its corporate headquarters and South Bend, IN production facility. Certification was awarded on June 5, 2014 following a two year investment in preparation and audit processes. AS9100C:2009 is a rigorous quality management system…

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Graphene Set to Change the Future of Electronics

A new building material is capturing attention in the electronics world because it offers compelling capabilities for designers building the next generation of cool gadgets. Graphene's unusual properties make it ideal for invisible and flexible touch-screens in devices such as smartphones and tablets that fold up, bendable smartwatches, TVs, and memory chips to mention just…

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Know Cost & Options Before You Design SoC

The Internet has fundamentally changed the way we do business, making the world flatter and leveling the playing field for many. But how much have SoC designers exploited the power of the Internet? Not so much, according to Jack Harding, co-founder, president, and CEO of eSilicon. Surely the emergence of design service companies like eSilicon…

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New Packaging for Molex SL Connectors

  Molex Incorporated announced today that its comprehensive SL™ (Stackable Linear) Modular Connector System is available in tape-and-reel packaging with pick-and-place vacuum caps.  The updated system enables the use of an automated termination procedure to facilitate high-speed processing and accurate placement on the printed circuit board (PCB).  The SL family of connectors offers a modular…

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