TTI Announces Acquisition of HuaTong Electronic Co.

FORTH WORTH, Texas — TTI, Inc. an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, announced the acquisition of the assets of HuaTong Electronic Co., Ltd., an electronic components distributor headquartered in Dongguan Shilong. Founded in 1994, Huatong was the first batch authorized distributor of Molex connectors in Greater China and remains the largest domestic Molex…

Brazil’s Path to Hardware Manufacturing at Home

SAO PAULO — Brazil's policies on imported goods are hurting the country's economy. But engineers can do something about it. That was the message delivered by Jon “Maddog” Hall, president of Linux International, in his keynote at the opening day of the Embedded Systems Conference in Sao Paulo. “There are many reasons that more companies…

Technology in the Engineering Classroom

When it comes to upgrading technology and teaching tools in an engineering classroom, there's a strange push and pull. On one hand, there's a definite need to prepare learners to keep up with the demands of the workplace. Both inside and outside the classroom, technology changes rapidly. That puts tremendous pressure on educators and institutions…

Mobile Benchmarks Need Work

It's ironic that the issues that deserve the most industry cooperation tend to be the most contentious ones. Few issues have been more contentious than performance benchmarking. Slowly, we're moving in the right direction, but more work is needed. Benchmarks are widely used for evaluating anything electronic. To get the best scores, silicon and system…

TSMC Said to Ship Apple SoCs

NEW YORK CITY – Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) began shipping mobile processors to Apple during the second quarter of this year and will continue through 2015, the Wall Street Journal reported. “Apple makes all of its suppliers sign a vow of silence,” said Nathan Brookwood, principal of market watcher Insight64. “There have been consistent…

IoT Group Defines Comms Spec

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Aiming to ease the fragmentation in the emerging Internet of Things, a group founded by Atmel, Broadcom, Dell, Intel, and Samsung will create a specification for device-to-device communications. The Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) sees its work as most directly competing with the AllSeen effort started by Qualcomm. The OIC is the…

Amphenol CFP2 Commercial Cage Connectors Available From Mouser Electronics

MANSFIELD, Texas — Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now shipping the CFP2 Connectors from Amphenol Commercial. The connectors target the future generation of high speed industrial systems. The Amphenol Commercial CFP2 Connectors available from Mouser Electronics are 3.3V single row connectors for cage assemblies. Contacts are 0.6mm pitch. Resonance damping improves signal integrity by preventing interference…

TTI, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Astrex Electronics

FORTH WORTH, Texas — TTI, Inc. an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, announced the acquisition of Astrex Electronics, a privately held connector distribution specialist headquartered in Plainview, N.Y. Mike Morton, President TTI Americas, said of the acquisition, “I'm very pleased to be bringing Astrex Electronics into the fold of the TTI family of…