Mouser Offers Arduino 101 from Intel

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now shipping the highly anticipated Arduino 101 from Intel and Arduino. The Arduino 101 is the first widely available learning and development board based on the Intel® Curie™ module, delivering Intel performance with the simplicity of Arduino for entry-level makers and education environments. Additionally, with native Bluetooth® and sensor capabilities, the Arduino 101 is suited for prototyping wearable, Internet of…

Avnet Doubles Down on Embedded Systems

The value of embedded systems in the distribution channel was reinforced in recent weeks as Avnet Inc. dedicated global sales and support resources to the embedded market segment. Ed Smith, president of Avnet Electronics Marketing, Americas, was named as senior vice president of Avnet embedded systems,  global, earlier this year. For the past year, Smith has overseen both…

Electronics Counterfeiters Get Their Day in Court

Just before the holidays in December 2015 the U.S. Attorney’s office in Connecticut was quite busy: three Chinese nationals were arrested and held on federal criminal complaints pertaining to counterfeit Xilinx components and stolen, military-grade semiconductors from the U.S. Navy that were set to be exported from the United States. On the same day, Jeffrey…

Mouser Shipping Intel Celeron N3000

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now shipping the Intel® Celeron® Processor N3000 Series, the next-generation Intel Architecture (IA) system-on-chip (SoC) based on Intel’s 14nm process technology. Formerly known as Braswell, these 64-bit processors integrate graphics, memory controller, and I/O interfaces into a single SoC solution that balances cost, performance, and power. The Intel Celeron Processor N3000…

Intel Completes Acquisition of Altera

Santa Clara, Calif. – Intel Corporation (“Intel”) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Altera Corporation (“Altera”), a leading provider of field-programmable gate array (FPGA) technology. The acquisition complements Intel’s leading-edge product portfolio and enables new classes of products in the high-growth data center and Internet of Things (IoT) market segments. “Altera is…

Could IoT Uplift 2016?

The industry’s next white knight has taken many forms, though none has proven as resilient as PC-refresh cycles. Great expectations now rest with the Internet of Things (IoT), which the electronics industry hopes will build into a crescendo of “Things” that will provide demand for components, networking infrastructure, and so forth. This scenario, of course,…

ABI Releases Intel Atom x3 Platform Teardown

Austin, Tex. — In its latest teardown report, ABI Research, a leader in technology market intelligence, discerns that the Intel® Atom™ x3 Platform, the company’s second integrated communication platform, includes the highest integration mobile platform transceiver to date. Code-named “SoFIA,” the platform series’ implemented innovation demonstrates the company’s departure from the norm in taking integration down a…

Electronics Companies Rank Higher for Conflict Minerals Compliance

Electronics companies scored higher than other industries in a ranking of 1,267 publicly-traded companies that filed a Conflict Mineral Disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for 2014. The top 100 ranking, conducted by Tulane University and sponsored by consulting firm Assent Compliance, were based on two key areas – compliance with the U.S.…