Mouser Adds NXP A1006 Secure Authenticator IC

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the A1006 Secure Authenticator IC from NXP Semiconductors. This embedded security solution offers best-in-class, tamper-resistant authentication through an asymmetric public/private authentication protocol to help manufacturers prove the authenticity of genuine products and prevent damage from counterfeits. The…

Mouser Stocks NXP i.MX RT Processors

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is now offering the i.MX RT crossover processors from NXP Semiconductors. Combining the high performance of a processor with the real-time functionality and ease-of-use of a microcontroller, the highly integrated i.MX RT series supports a wide range of applications, including industrial and home automation, Internet of Things(IoT) gateways, robotics, motor control,…

Broadcom-Qualcomm: Another Blunder in the Making

The $130 billion offer by Broadcom Ltd. for Qualcomm Inc. announced this week will rank as the industry’s biggest deal but that designation alone should give cause for concern. Huge deals like this are notorious for not meeting expectations and a hard look at the facts indicate Broadcom’s shareholders may in time come to rue…

Mouser Stocks NXP LDMOS Transistor

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the MRFX1K80H LDMOS transistor from NXP® Semiconductorshttp://www.mouser.com/Texas-Instruments/. The MRFX1K80H is part of the MRFX series of radio frequency (RF) MOSFET transistors that incorporate a new laterally diffused metal oxide semiconductor (LDMOS) technology. The LDMOS technology found in…

Cisco Awards NXP Semiconductors

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI), a worldwide leader in advanced connectivity solutions, today announced that it had received the 2017 Excellence in Quality award from Cisco®. This prestigious award recognizes NXP for Excellence in Quality for displaying the highest quality standards, practices, and methodologies in their products and processes, and differentiating through their quality management systems…

Price Hikes Drive Improved Semiconductor Forecasts

Electronic component suppliers have been complaining for years about eroding prices. With many types components currently in short supply, prices have finally begun to tick up. But are any of these price hikes sustainable? Typically, the answer is “no.” A continual stream of better-smaller-faster components exerts downward price pressure on older-generation products. However, one research…

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NXP Tops Microcontroller Supplier Ranking

Acquisitions by NXP, Microchip and Cypress had a big impact on the ranking of microcontroller suppliers in 2016. One of the biggest shifts was NXP overtaking Renesas to become the top microcontroller (MCU) supplier thanks to its acquisition of Freescale Semiconductor, according to IC Insights’ April Update to The McClean Report. Several major acquisitions – attributed to strong…

TTI’s Gallagher on Distribution: ‘You have to Adapt’

Over the past few months the complexion of the electronics distribution industry has radically changed. Qualcomm’s acquisition of NXP has marked the largest supplier merger to date; and distributor Avnet Inc. sold off its systems business and acquired catalog competitor Premier Farnell. Although those two events don’t directly impact leading IP&E distributor TTI, Inc., this…