Who’s on Apple’s Supplier List?

{complink 379|Apple Inc.} is changing, perhaps faster than its late CEO and cofounder Steve Jobs might have permitted. Last week, for the first time in its history, the company released a list of companies that receive “97 percent of Apple's procurement expenditures for materials, manufacturing, and assembly of Apple's products worldwide.” That's not all. It…

Will Electric Vehicles Win Mass Market?

Finally, after years of starts and stops, various types of electric vehicles are out in the market and have won early adopters. To convert this “trial” niche audience into a broader mass market, though, a number of other factors have to come into play in the next few years. A big issue keeping would-be buyers…

Cree Licenses Patents to RFHIC

DURHAM, N.C. — Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) today announced a nonexclusive worldwide license agreement with RFHIC Corporation, a global leader in cutting-edge RF power amplifiers, that provides access to Cree’s pioneering Doherty amplifier-related patents. Cree’s RF innovation and novel Doherty architecture can serve as the foundation for advanced 4G base stations that are substantially more…

Electric Vehicles: Charging a Way to the Future

Plug-in electric vehicles are here to stay, and {complink 7526|Semico Research Corp.} believes that these vehicles will be in high demand by consumers. There are many advantages that electric vehicles provide. A lower gas bill is just the start. They also have fewer moving parts, resulting in higher reliability, a quieter motor than internal combustion…

Avnet Stocking New TI Products

PHOENIX — Avnet Express, the e-Commerce engine for Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced the immediate in-stock availability of Texas Instruments’ recently released SIMPLE SWITCHER nano power modules and regulators. Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas carries a broad line of TI products and when ordered by 8:00 p.m.…

Chevy Volt: A Jolt of Reality

As promised, I've taken possession of a Chevy Volt, a gasoline-and-electric vehicle being marketed as a green or environmentally friendly vehicle. It's parked in my driveway in all its red fire truck glory with the Avnet Express logo splashed on the hood and a side sticker from TE Connectivity. After a brief ride to the…

Driving Miss Volt

I am taking custody of a Chevy Volt electric car Wednesday, and I can't wait to take it out for a spin. Brian Fuller, editorial director for EE Times' EE Life engineering community, will hand off the vehicle to me in Philadelphia, and my charter is to deliver it undented and unscratched to Boston in…

TTI Distributing Murata Products

FORT WORTH, Texas -– TTI, Inc. has signed a distribution agreement with Murata Electronics North America to become an authorized distributor of Murata Power Solutions products. Murata Power Solutions is a leading manufacturer of power electronics including dc-dc converters, ac-dc power supplies, magnetic and digital panel meters. Jeff Ray, Vice President Product Marketing, said, “We…