Avnet & Octonion Focus on AI & Security at the Edge

Success in today’s Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace requires unique combinations of hardware, software and security delivered in a timely manner to solve complex technical requirements. Now entrepreneurs and creators can expect to have a new solution that leverages Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help speed the development process through a new product being developed by…

MCU Sales to Reach Record Highs Through 2022

The market for microcontrollers (MCUs) —the IC industry’s original system-on-chip (SoC) product category—is expected to continue hitting record-high annual revenues through 2022 after worldwide sales dropped 6 percent in 2016 because of a slowdown in MCU unit shipments. After drawing down MCU inventories in 2016, systems manufacturers stepped up purchases of microcontrollers in 2017 with unit…

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,…

inventory, component, shortages, EDX

OEMs Should Commit to Inventory During Component Shortages

The causes, effects and implications of “The Great Component Shortage of 2018” have been thoroughly analyzed. The automotive and IoT industries have been driving unprecedented demand for smaller and more efficient passive electronics, which in turn has stretched lead times for these once- commoditized components to the breaking point. What hasn’t been discussed, however, is the equal…

Abracon and NXP Release Rapid IoT Prototyping Kit

Abracon, LLC (Abracon), The Heartbeat of the IoT®, a leading global manufacturer of frequency control, timing, synchronization, RF, connectivity and power solutions collaborated with NXP® Semiconductors to address prototyping and small production needs in the Internet of Things (IoT) sector. Abracon contributions to the NXP kit include timing, RF and Near Field Communications (NFC) antenna…