How a Supply Chain Planning System Drives Total Value, Part 1

Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series examining how a supply chain planning system model can improve customer service and drive total value creation. Supply chain complexity has increased exponentially over the past several decades because of globalization, consumer demand for increased product customization and the development of multi-functional business processes to…

Mouser Stocks Bluetooth WICED Evaluation Boards

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the EZ-BT™ WICED dual-mode module evaluation board and the EZ-BLE™ WICED module evaluation board from Cypress Semiconductor. Designed to evaluate Cypress’ Bluetooth® Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED) modules, the evaluation boards allow engineers to develop fully certified, fully programmable Bluetooth Smart and Bluetooth Smart Ready devices…

TTI Europe Stocks Molex Picoflex Connectors

Highly reliable power and signal Molex Picoflex® connectors are now available in Europe through TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components.  Tested to meet the requirements of high-vibration and shock environments found in a wide number of industrial, consumer and automotive products, Molex Picoflex® connectors have a space-saving, robust package which suits…

Bourns Adds Custom Options for Power Designs

In the interconnect, passive and electromechanical market, the slightest advantage can help secure a component’s spot in an OEM design. IP&E component manufacturer Bourns Inc. is expanding its competitive edge in the power electronics market by acquiring specific assets of the Transtek brand of magnetics components. Transtek’s product portfolio included custom transformers, inductors and coils…

AVX Releases Interconnect Sample Kit

AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released an innovative new sample kit that showcases a broad range of connectors ideal for use in consumer, medical, industrial, and IoT applications in which small size and high-reliability performance are mission critical. Available as both a physical sample and as an interactive online…

RS Components Adds Molex USB Type-C Connector

Singapore – RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has augmented its growing range of USB-C solutions with Molex’s new USB-C connector and complement of cable assemblies, which targets a wide range of electronics applications in consumer markets as well as automation and control systems, automotive and telecoms and…

OLED Displays Gaining Market Traction

Active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) displays are finally gaining traction after years of manufacturing and materials development. The displays, which can be manufactured on thin and flexible substrates are lighter, use less power and are more colorful than liquid crystal displays (LCDs). However, because OLEDs can be produced using ink-jet-type processes, materials development has been slow…

Intersil Buys Great Wall Semiconductor

Milpitas, Calif. — Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ:ISIL), a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, today announced the acquisition of Great Wall Semiconductor (GWS), a private technology company developing state-of-the-art power metal-oxide semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) technology for cloud computing, space and consumer applications. GWS’s design team brings valuable experience leveraging advanced design and process…

Future Electronics Offers New Panasonic Memory Cards

Designed to exceed the needs of industrial and commercial applications, Panasonic SD card solutions deliver true reliability. Panasonic SD cards utilize the latest in SLC / MLC NAND Flash and incorporate a high-performance, Panasonic designed controller for flexible firmware customization and industrial temperature durability. The SD/SDHC memory cards implement built-in industrial NAND flash memory. The…