Global Semiconductor Sales Decrease in April

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $25.8 billion for the month of April 2016, a decrease of 1.0 percent from last month’s total of $26.1 billion and 6.2 percent lower than the April 2015 total of $27.6 billion. All monthly sales numbers are compiled by the World Semiconductor…

Symmetry Electronics, Digi Sign Distribution Agreement

Symmetry Electronics, a global distributor specializing in the distribution of wireless and video embedded semiconductor products, and Digi International®, (NASDAQ: DGII, www.digi.com), a leading global provider of mission-critical machine-to-machine (M2M) and IoT connectivity products and services, today announced a global distribution agreement. As a result of this new agreement, design engineers around the world now have…

Top 50 Distributors: Market Leaders

The top 50 North American Electronics Distributors Report ranks the leading distributors by revenue, sales growth, and sales breakdown by component category. The report reveals which distributors hold the largest North American market share by semiconductors, passive/electromechanical devices, interconnects, and computer products. It also ranks distributors by the highest productivity levels, based on sales per…

Broadcom Signs Exclusive Distribution Deal with Avnet

Phoenix, Ariz. — Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced an expanded, exclusive distribution agreement with Broadcom Limited (Nasdaq:AVGO). Under the new agreement, Avnet will serve as the exclusive broadline distributor for Broadcom in the Americas and EMEA regions. Avnet will also continue its franchise in Asia. @avnetdesignwire receives Broadcom broadline distribution…

Wireless: A Bright Spot for Semiconductors

Sales of wireless semiconductors grew almost four percent, reaching $56 billion in 2015, while revenue for the total semiconductor market dropped two percent to $347 billion, according to IHS Inc. The wireless market includes logic and analog semiconductors used in a variety of connectivity, mobile phones, media tablets, and mobile infrastructure applications. Due to lower…

TI introduces the first differential inductive switch

Texas Instruments (TI) (TXN) today introduced the industry’s first differential inductive switch, with a dual-coil architecture that automatically compensates for variations in temperature and component aging. The LDC0851 detects the presence or absence of conductive material by using a simple coil drawn on a printed circuit board (PCB). This unique approach enables low-cost, highly reliable…