Will a Third Huawei Extension Matter to U.S. Tech?

The U.S. Department of Commerce has again extended the temporary general license (TGL) allowing U.S. tech companies – such as Intel, Micron, Qualcomm and Xilinx — to sell components to Chinese networking giant Huawei Technologies. This is the third such extension since the U.S. government, citing security concerns, added Huawei to its “Entity List” in…

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Counterfeit Reports Fell in 2017; 2018 Trend Unclear

Incidents of counterfeit electronic components dropped dramatically in 2017, according to ERAI Inc., a global organization that monitors, investigates, and reports issues affecting the supply chain. ERAI reported a total of 771 suspect counterfeit and nonconforming parts in 2017, which shows a marked decline from prior years. The organization is cautious, however, about drawing too…

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Orange County Distributor Charged With Selling Counterfeit ICs

The electronics industry has tried a number of mechanisms to prevent counterfeit ICs and other components from entering the supply chain. Unfortunately, counterfeits remain all too common. The U.S. Department of Justice announced it has charged distributor PRB Logics Corp. of Orange County, California, with the sale of counterfeit components. The counterfeit ICs could have been…

Xilinx Appoints New President & CEO

Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced that its board of directors has appointed Victor Peng as president and chief executive officer, effective January 29, 2018.  Peng will become the fourth CEO in Xilinx’s history and takes the helm of the global market leader of programmable semiconductor products at a time of increasing momentum and opportunity. “Victor is unique in…

Avnet Partners with Industry Leaders for IIoT

Mocana, the leading provider of IoT security solutions for industrial control systems (ICS) and the Internet of Things (IoT), announced a partnership with Avnet, Xilinx, Infineon Technologies and Microsoft to introduce an integrated, high-assurance industrial IoT system that meets the latest cybersecurity standards. The system is comprised of advanced hardware and software built on the…

Xilinx to Invest $40M in EMEA HQ

Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) today announced its intention to invest $40 million in an initiative to expand its research, development, and engineering operations at the company’s EMEA headquarters in Dublin and Cork.  The company will recruit 75 senior silicon and electronics engineering staff for its regional headquarters in Dublin and for its engineering centre in Cork. Additionally 25 new employees will be hired…

Premier Farnell Stocks Xilinx All Programmable Devices

Premier Farnell, the Development Distributor, announces the addition of Xilinx® All Programmable Devices to their extensive product offering. By adding Xilinx to their growing list of global franchised suppliers, Premier Farnell are giving their customers access to their market leading devices that provide both design flexibility and freedom. Mike Barone, VP Channel Sales for Xilinx says “We…

Xilinx and Avnet Deepen Distribution Engagement

Semiconductor vendor Xilinx Inc. and Avnet Inc. have struck an agreement to expand their existing relationship and extend this into a range of services meant to showcase the top-tier distributor’s reach into the electronics design chain. The announcement builds on steps already taken in recent months by Avnet to reorganize operations and refocus on strengthening…

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…