Accent Closes Funding to Expand Smart Grid Technology Offerings

MILAN & PALO ALTO, Calif.–Accent, a world leader in semiconductor integration of communications and metering technologies, announced today that it has closed a new round of financing of 5 Million Euros from Silicon Valley investor Tallwood Venture Capital. The funding will be used to accelerate development and productization of key communication technologies for system-on-chip solutions…

Battery Power Conference Holds Oct. 19 – 20, 2010

DALLAS — Battery Power 2010, an international conference highlighting the latest developments and technologies in the battery industry, will be held October 19-20 in Dallas, Texas. This eighth annual event will feature more than 30 presentations on portable, stationary and automotive battery technology, as well as battery manufacturing, materials and research & development.Topics will include…

Distributors Battle for Control in China

The battle for dominance in the North American electronics component distribution business is over. Two companies, Arrow Electronics Inc. and Avnet Inc., have emerged as the dominant players, although several smaller rivals are making strong headway by differentiating themselves in key market segments such as interconnects, passives, and electromechanical (IP&E), power, and energy components. Companies…