Mouser Honeywell’s ‘Distributor of the Year’

MANSFIELD, Texas — Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top global design engineering resource for semiconductors and electronic components, won the 2010 Americas Catalog Distributor of the Year at the recent Honeywell Sensing and Control Annual Gala and Awards Ceremony in Orlando, Florida. Mouser won the first-place honor for achieving excellence in several key areas:…

Materials Prices on the Rise – Buyers Beware?

Just weeks ago, the electronics supply chain wasn't too worried about price increases, with the possible exception of tantalum capacitors. The global supply of tantalum has some uncertainty attached to it because of movement away from so-called “conflict minerals.” (See: The Great Congo Paper Chase and Tight Supplies, Tantalums & 2011.) Within the past few…

Mouser Stocking Silicon Labs Sensors

MANSFIELD, Texas — Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top global engineering design resource for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it is stocking new product from Silicon Labs. Silicon Labs Si114x QuickSense™ infrared proximity sensors are the industry's most sensitive and lowest power active infrared proximity sensors. Silicon Labs Si114x infrared proximity sensors feature…

Analog Devices Launches Webcast Series

NORWOOD, Mass. — Today’s fast-paced electronics design environment is placing a premium on the ability of engineers to rapidly adapt to changing customer product requirements without compromising quality, cost or time-to-market. The specialized nature of most product designs also means that engineers are in constant need of education and training resources that are comprehensive, easy-to-access…

Return of Fiber Good News for Components Biz

Despite the benefits of fiber optic networking, widespread implementation of the technology hasn't occurred as quickly as many expected. Fiber optics have been adopted by the telecom industry in long-haul applications, but wide market adoption in additional market segments has stumbled, due primarily to expense. However, demand for more and faster data access is spurring…

An Acquisitive New Year?

Earlier this week, {complink 453|Arrow Electronics Inc.} completed its acquisition of {complink 3916|Nu Horizons Electronics Corp.} In December, {complink 577|Avnet Inc.} gave analysts an update on its integration of {complink 671|Bell Microproducts}, which Avnet acquired late last year. While the distribution industry hasn't begun to approach the pace of consolidation it saw in the 1990s,…

Bosch Prefers Bourns

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that its Automotive Division has received a Preferred Supplier Award from the Robert Bosch GmbH. The award was given to Bourns for its quality and customer service performance in the supply of its position and angle sensors. This recognition is…

OmniVision Reports Q2

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today reported financial results for the fiscal second quarter ended October 31, 2010. Revenues for the second quarter of fiscal 2011 were $239.5 million, as compared to $193.1 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2011, and $183.3…