Infineon’s Cypress Buy Shouldn’t Shake the Channel

Buyers probably won’t see a shakeup in the distribution channel as Infineon Technologies embarks on its $10 billion acquisition of Cypress Semiconductors. Both chip companies sell through global volume distributors Arrow Electronics Inc., Avnet Inc. and Future Electronics Inc. They also have Digi-Key, Mouser and Newark in common, small-volume (or “catalog”) distributors that cater to…

Future Enhances Nebula IoT Development Kit

Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, is pleased to announce new enhancements to their highly successful Nebula IoT Development Kit. The Nebula™ board has been designed to enable novices and expert developers alike to explore the vast opportunities in IoT applications, including asset tracking, energy management, fitness, lighting controls, HVAC, portable controls,…

Cypress, SparkFun & Digi-Key Develop IoT Development Platform

Cypress Semiconductor Corp., SparkFun, and Digi-Key, a global electronic components distributor, have collaborated to deliver a joint IoT development platform that allows makers and engineers of all kinds to prototype sensor-to-cloud solutions quickly and easily. To enable even more dynamic IoT development, SparkFun created an add-on shield that simplifies system designs with the Cypress PSoC® 6 microcontroller (MCU), which is purpose-built…

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…

IHS forecast for USB Type-C device shipments

USB Type-C Adoption Keeps Growing Across Industry Segments

The transition to USB Type-C (USB-C) connectors is well underway across industry segments. The capability of simultaneous transfer of data and video combined with fast charging is leading the adoption of USB-C in smartphones, laptops and vehicles. Devices that have at least one USB Type-C port is forecast to reach nearly five billion devices in…

Future Offers Nebula IoT Development Kit

Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has announced the launch of their Nebula IoT Development Kit with partners Cypress Semiconductor and Murata. Kits are now available to purchase for $99. The Nebula board is an IoT cloud ready board that allows developers to quickly prototype and deploy their IoT ecosystems. Wireless connectivity…

IC Insights - top 8 microcontroller supplier ranking

NXP Tops Microcontroller Supplier Ranking

Acquisitions by NXP, Microchip and Cypress had a big impact on the ranking of microcontroller suppliers in 2016. One of the biggest shifts was NXP overtaking Renesas to become the top microcontroller (MCU) supplier thanks to its acquisition of Freescale Semiconductor, according to IC Insights’ April Update to The McClean Report. Several major acquisitions – attributed to strong…

Future Electronics Samples Cypress 802.11ac Solutions

Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has announced immediate sampling availability of Cypress’s new CYW43455 and CYW54907 802.11ac wireless connectivity solutions for the IoT, with full production scheduled for May 2017. These new WICED®-based Wi-Fi® MCU and combo solutions from Cypress streamline the integration of high performance Wi-Fi into IoT devices, thus…

Mouser Stocks Cypress PSOC 4XX8_BLE Controllers

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the PSoC® 4XX8_BLE embedded system controllers from Cypress Semiconductor. Containing the same core features as Cypress’ popular PSoC 4 family of embedded system controllers, these highly integrated, single-chip Bluetooth® low energy (BLE)…