Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas Distributes Samsung Electro-Mechanics’ Haptic Motors

PHOENIX — Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), is now offering Samsung Electro-Mechanics’ line of Linear Resonance Actuators (LRAs), vibration motors that provide a tactile (haptic) sensation when a user interacts with a touchscreen. One of the emerging technologies in the field of touchscreens, haptic feedback has become increasingly…

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Akros Silicons GreenEdge Products Strengthen Digi-Key’s Power Management IC Portfolio

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced a global distribution agreement with Akros Silicon, a provider of leading-edge power management ICs. Akros' solutions help manufacturers of electronic equipment create more efficient and advanced products at reduced costs, while enabling…

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Avnet Technology Solutions Expands Distribution Agreement With VCE Into Latin America & Caribbean to Help Accelerate the Adoption of Vblock Systems

TEMPE, Ariz. — Avnet Technology Solutions, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced it has been selected as a solutions distributor in Latin America and Caribbean for VCE, a leader in converged infrastructure systems. Avnet will now support VCE in Brazil, Central America, the Caribbean, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador and Mexico. As part…

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SunLED Distribution Agreement Enhances Digi-Key’s Commitment to Innovative Illumination

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced a global distribution agreement with SunLED, an industry leader in optoelectronic technology. SunLED manufactures SMD LEDs, LED lamps, LED displays and other optoelectronic products. Their flexibility and breadth of LED product offerings…

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Model N Announces Vertical Sales Management Solution for Semiconductors & Component Manufacturers

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Model N, Inc. (NYSE: MODN), the leading revenue management solutions provider to the life science and technology industries, today announced a new sales solution built on the Salesforce1 Platform for the semiconductor and component manufacturing industry. As a Cloud Alliance partner of salesforce.com, Model N will deliver REVVY Sales Application Suite,…

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Marvell Unveils Smart LED Controllers

Santa Clara, Calif. — Marvell has added two new smart digital LED driver integrated circuits (ICs) – the 88EM8189 and 88EM8803 – expanding its end-to-end smart lighting platform into LED lamps and fixtures. The 88EM8189 is touted as the industry’s first smart AC/DC LED controller that offers Inter-Integrated Circuit (I2C) control interface, integrated standby power supply for networking…

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Designer’s Notebook: How NOT to Do It

I wasn't ready for the unbelievable design problems in the supposedly mature analog music synthesizer kit I bought a while ago. But damned if I was going to return my slaved-over modules. I'd decided to augment my small synthesizer collection with an old-school modular analog system. A small, low-cost starter system to be sure, but…

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