Big Data Tops Best Technologies for Fighting Fraud

Technology has been the leading weapon in brand owners’ arsenal for fighting counterfeit components and products. Big data and analytics, automated monitoring and removal services, blockchain, modular customization and intra-component communication are currently generating interest among industry leaders and their supply-chain partners, according to the Alliance for Gray Market and Counterfeit Abatement (AGMA). Counterfeit components…

LoRa Alliance Appoints New CEO & Chair

The LoRa Alliance™, the global association of companies backing the open LoRaWAN™ standard for Internet of Things (IoT) low-power wide-area networks (LPWANs), announced that it has appointed Donna Moore as the new CEO & Chair of the LoRa Alliance. Moore brings a strong track record of securing market adoption for new technologies and ramping up product…

How Avnet Manages Small Customers With Big Ideas

Avnet Inc. has wasted little time in leveraging new and existing design assets to reach up-and-coming businesses. The distributor’s acquisition of Premier Farnell, Hackster.io and Dragon Innovation has enabled the often-unwieldy global organization to support the makers and entrepreneurs that could be developing the next must-have computing, communication or consumer device. Broadline distributors such as…

Mouser Signs Distribution Deal with Onion

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, has signed a global distribution agreement with Onion Corporation, a global provider of highly integrated wireless microprocessor modules and Internet of Things (IoT) development kits. Through the agreement, Mouser will distribute the Omega2+ device, kits, and accessories, ideal for applications such as home…

IHS: Top Eight Technology Trends for 2018

From the Internet of Things to the cloud to artificial intelligence, industries are seeing a new wave of technologies that have the potential to transform and significantly impact the world around us. For its latest white paper, business information provider IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) surveyed its leading technology experts to find out how these technologies are coming together…

Mouser Ships Murata Bluetooth 5 Module

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the WSM-BL241 Bluetooth® low energy module from Murata. Based on a Nordic nRF52832 system-on-chip (SoC), the WSM-BL241 offers ultra-low-power Bluetooth 5 functionality in a small package, ideal for Internet of Things (IoT), asset-tracking, beacon, and medical applications. The Murata WSM-BL241 module, available from Mouser Electronics, leverages the powerful Nordic…