Avnet, IoT, product developers

Survey of Product Developers Reveals Increasing Importance of IoT

Electronics distributors have carved out a niche for themselves in the explosive Internet of Things (IoT) market. Most IoT products use technologies familiar to designers — wireless components, sensors and interconnect, passive and electromechanical (IP&E) devices. Distributors are increasingly offering soup-to-nuts IoT solutions for customers, including security technologies and services. IoT and sensor technology experienced…

Sanmina Assesses Benefits of MES, IoT & the Cloud

Manufacturing was one of the first industries to grasp the potential of the Internet of Things (IoT). The ability to wirelessly connect and manage multiple factories and machines provides almost infinite opportunities for cost-savings and efficiency. Global EMS provider Sanmina Corp., which has linked more the 25,000 pieces of manufacturing equipment, is beginning to quantify…

Report: Anti-Counterfeit Efforts Don’t Thwart Cyber-Threats

The defense industry’s concerns regarding microelectronics is expanding beyond counterfeit components and into the realm of cybersecurity, according to a report issued this month by the Defense Science Board Task Force. Thanks in part to the defense department’s reliance on commercial electronics components, the task force found defense equipment can be susceptible to cyber attacks…

Wireless Power Modules Replace Medical & Industrial Connectors

NuCurrent, a manufacturer of thin, high quality (Q) factor, printed wireless power transfer solutions, introduced a new family of wireless power connector alternatives at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017. The ultra-small power and sense modules were developed for engineers looking to reduce connector field failures in high-use, harsh environments and for new designs which were…

Fingerprint Sensing Unlocks Biometrics Market

Biometric technology covers finger, hand, face, eye, voice and even vein scans, which can be used across a variety of security applications such as industrial, homeland/security, consumer, and healthcare. However, consumer electronics, particularly smartphones, is driving biometrics development with fingerprint sensing leading the way, according to Yole Développement (Yole).  The consumer market for biometrics is…

Cisco to Cut 5,500 Jobs

San Jose, Calif. — Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) Q4 Revenue: $12.6 billion Growth of 2% year over year — Q4 guidance was 0% to 3% growth year over year (normalized to exclude the SP Video CPE Business for Q4 FY 2015) Q4 Earnings per Share: $0.56 GAAP; $0.63 non-GAAP FY 2016 Revenue (normalized to exclude the…

Microsemi Delivers Secured FPGA Production Programming

Aliso Viejo, Calif. — Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced the availability of its Secured Production Programming Solution (SPPS) for its field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). The new solution securely generates and injects cryptographic keys and configuration bitstreams into Microsemi’s FPGAs thus preventing cloning, reverse engineering, malware insertion,…

Avnet Builds ‘Supply Chain of Things’

Users and consumers are beginning to see the types of gadgets that will eventually comprise the Internet of Things (IoT). What many can’t yet visualize are the unseen parts of the IoT – the software and services that ultimately are going to determine whether the IoT becomes as ubiquitous and conventional as cellular technology. “Services…