RFMW Supports PE42442

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for Peregrine Semiconductor’s SP4T switch, PE42442. The PE42442 offers the best combination of high isolation and low insertion loss for a 50 ohm absorptive SP4T with 52dB isolation and 1.15dB insertion loss at 2.7GHz. Operating with supply voltages as low as 2.3V, the PE42442 maintains a +58dBm IIP3,…

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Avnet Exec Keynotes Interlog

Manufacturers today continue to struggle with the complexity of balancing supply and demand in their aftermarket supply chains as manufacturing and consumption are more often regionally disaggregated. Lalit Wadhwa, senior vice president, global supply chain operations at Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), will address those issues in his keynote…

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Altera Adds Dash of Lime

Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) and Lime Microsystems, a leading provider of field programmable RF (radio frequency) transceivers headquartered in the UK, have entered into a Strategic Cooperation Agreement focused on jointly developing and promoting programmable solutions for a diverse range of broadband wireless markets. The agreement will result in the development of optimized field programmable…

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Oven Industries Upgrades Equipment

OVEN Industries (OI) increases product assembly efficiencies in Electronic Contract Manufacturing by adding Automatic Optical Inspection (AOI) and PC Board cleaning equipment. This initiative compliments their ongoing focus on continuous improvement, quality workmanship and repeatability. As an ISO Aerospace Certified Electronic Contract Manufacturing Company, OVEN Industries has specialized in Analog and Digital Temperature Controllers and…

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Anti-Counterfeiting Measures Move Forward

The U.S. government’s offensive against counterfeit electronics components has made progress in recent weeks. The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced a second successful prosecution of  a dealer of counterfeit electronics parts. (See: Anatomy of a Counterfeit Electronics Operation). Another segment of the government has commended the use of unique identifiers in its ongoing battle…

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Vishay Awards Avnet

Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced that it has been named 2013 Full Service Distributor of the Year by Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas was chosen to receive the award based on leading execution in nine key performance metrics used by Vishay to identify their…

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Sager Acquires PowerGate

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Electromechanical and Power components, today announced that it has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire PowerGate LLC, a premier North American power specialist distributor headquartered in Santa Clara, California. Frank Flynn, President of Sager Electronics, stated, “PowerGate is a recognized power specialist with concentration in…

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ECIA Releases 2-D Barcode Videos

The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) is pleased to announce the availability of two videos that explain and demonstrate the business benefits of two-dimensional (2-D) barcode technology. The association’s Supply Chain Council (SCC) recently developed an industry standard guideline for 2-D barcode. Member  companies are now transitioning to the system and seeing improved productivity, improved…

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