How to Work Better With the Open-Source Community

Open-source code is ubiquitous these days, and it is hard to find a better deal than a high-quality, free implementation of a component with a thriving and innovative community surrounding it. It’s no wonder that by 2012 more than 80 percent of commercial software development projects will include open-source components, according to Gartner. We think…

Avnet Kicks Off Design Strategies

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Avnet Electronics Marketing, a business group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), together with ARM, kicked off its global Design Strategies for ARM® Systems technical seminar series last week – with the successful launch of the first two North American seminars. These seminars educated a total of nearly 200 design engineers on ways…

X-Fab Hosts Webinar on Reliable Design

ERFURT, Germany — X-FAB Silicon Foundries, the leading foundry group in analog/mixed-signal semiconductor applications known for its expertise in “More than Moore” technologies, will present an hour-long webinar next week entitled, “Design for Reliability – How Process and Design Work Together to Enable Robust Technologies.” This free webinar focuses on reliability as a critical performance…

Internet of Things

We need to restructure the DNA blocks of the electronics supply chain. Why? The evidence is piling up that a new world of electronics is dawning, and the supply chain must gear up to support this fascinating but intimidating future. Twitter gave us the first hint of the power that could be unleashed on the…

Liabilities of the Expanding Software Supply Chain

In an increasing number of industries, development organizations are using less of their own code developed in-house and more codes that come from third parties or open-source projects. The extended software supply chain is a business necessity, as go-to-market times are shortened and customer demand for new device features has increased. But this extended supply…

Avnet EM Releases Xilinx Spartan-6 LX9 MicroBoard

PHOENIX — Global electronic components and embedded solutions distributor, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announces the availability of the Xilinx Spartan®-6 LX9 FPGA MicroBoard. Available for $89.00, this comprehensive kit was created for designers who are either interested in using or are currently using off-the-shelf microcontrollers, and are…

IBM & ARM Extend Chip Deal

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — ARM® [(LSE: ARM); (Nasdaq: ARMH)] and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced an agreement between the two companies to extend their collaboration on advanced semiconductor technologies to enable the rapid development of next generation mobile products optimized for performance and power efficiency. The resulting technology will provide a suite of optimized physical…