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Avnet Electronics Marketing Releases New Xilinx Kintex UltraScale FPGA DSP Development Kit
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4/20/2015   Post a comment
Avnet Electronics Marketing released the new Xilinx Kintex UltraScale FPGA DSP development kit with JESD204B high-speed analog. With this new offering, design engineers have access to a complete design platform targeted to their specific applications and rapid prototyping of their signal processing applications.
GigaDevice Semiconductor Distribution Agreement
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4/20/2015   Post a comment
World Micro and GigaDevice Semiconductor, Inc. sign distribution agreement, to bring SPI Flash memory and 32-bit MCU products.
Laird Makes Controlling Thermoelectric Assemblies Easier and More Reliable
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4/17/2015   Post a comment
New controller monitors and protects critical equipment, ensuring maximum uptime and optimal performance.
Semiconductor CEOs Urge Congress to Enact Trade Promotion Authority to Spur Growth, Innovation
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4/17/2015   Post a comment
The SIA board of directors sent a letter to congressional leaders expressing support for bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation and urging its swift passage.
Moore from the Archives
Susan Rambo  
4/17/2015   Post a comment
Moore's law at age 50 continues to be viable but for how long? Here's a look into EE Time's archives, including a link to what Gordon Moore thought of his own law's chances for longevity.
Labelmaster Offers USPS Lithium Battery Forbidden Markings for Safe, Compliant Shipping
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4/17/2015   Post a comment
Labelmaster now offers USPS-compliant “surface mail only -- forbidden for transport aboard passenger aircraft” labels for primary and metal lithium batteries.
Simplifying Shipping Safety for Lithium Batteries
Bob Richard  
4/17/2015   Post a comment
Done right, shipping lithium batteries is safe. They key to success comes in partnering with trusted suppliers and maintaining best practices.
Apple Watch Scores 1 Million Preorders, Analysts Find
Eric Zeman  
4/16/2015   Post a comment
Most buyers opted for the cheapest Apple Watch option possible, says research firm. However, do the numbers point to a new trend in wearables?
Is the Death of the PC Industry Exaggerated?
Jim O'Reilly  
4/16/2015   Post a comment
The death knell has been sounding for the PC industry for some time now. A look at tech trends reveals whether the current industry is breathing its last.
Intel, Samsung Up, Qualcomm, Toshiba Down in Chip Vendor Ranking
Peter Clarke  
4/14/2015   Post a comment
Gartner Inc. has produced an updated top-ten chip vendor ranking for 2014 based on companies' final financial results.
Con Min Compliance No Easy Task, But Doable
Per Loof  
4/14/2015   Post a comment
A look at how one large capacitor maker tackled conflict minerals compliance offers lessons for the industry.
Friday Quiz: Near-Field Communications
Martin Rowe  
4/10/2015   Post a comment
NFC lets devices exchange data for short distances. Test your knowledge of its technology.
Minco Partners with Digi-Key to Offer Bare Die Semiconductor Products
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4/10/2015   Post a comment
Digi-Key and Minco Technology Labs, LLC, nnounced that they have teamed up to offer semiconductor bare die products to its global customer base.
EBV Elektronik Expands Distribution Agreement with Cypress Semiconductor
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4/10/2015   Post a comment
EBV Elektroniannounced the extension of the franchise with Cypress Semiconductor,
PC Shipments Beat Expectations Despite Weak Currencies and Product Transitions, According to IDC
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4/10/2015   Post a comment
Worldwide PC shipments totaled 68.5 million units in the first quarter of 2015 (1Q15), a year-on-year decline of -6.7%, and slightly ahead of previous projections, according to IDC.
Worldwide Semi Revenue Grew 7.9% in 2014, According to Gartner
Latest Research  
4/10/2015   Post a comment
Booming DRAM Market Sees Revenue Increase 32 Percent During 2014
Optimization Reigns in Today's Conveyors
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/10/2015   (1) comment
Conveyor systems have evolved in ways designed to enhance electronics manufacturing. This infographic traces that evolution.
Smart Homes Smell the Coffee
Rick Merritt  
4/9/2015   Post a comment
Withings announced a smart home monitor with an air-quality sensor from AMS, the first of many such Internet of Things systems to come.
The NXP-Freescale Merger—A $4 Bllion Giant
Carolyn Mathas  
4/8/2015   Post a comment
The NXP/Freescale merger will create a giant expected to hog the road and market share for automotive systems.
Violin Memory & Arrow Electronics Sign North America Distribution Deal
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4/7/2015   Post a comment
Violin Memory announced a North American distribution agreement with Arrow Electronics.
Cesare Garlati Joins prpl Foundation as Chief Security Strategist
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4/7/2015   Post a comment
Cesare Garlati joins the prpl Foundation as Chief Security Strategist.
Air Force Reveals its New Aircraft Cloaking System Uses Dark-Emitting Diodes (DEDs)
Lee H. Goldberg  
4/2/2015   Post a comment
Star Trek has finally met its match in real life with the U. S. Air Force’s revelation of a new stealth technology based on dark-emitting diodes (DEDs).
Savi Now Mobile App Unleashes the Power of Smartphone Sensors & Feeds the Intelligent Supply Chain
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4/1/2015   Post a comment
Savi Now mobile app adds billions of potential “sensors” to help improve supply chain visibility and predictability.
Anaplan Launches Apps to Match Supply and Demand in Hyper-Change Environments
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4/1/2015   Post a comment
Anaplan announced the launch of a suite of Supply Chain Planning apps that leverage the company’s cloud planning platform and provide customers with a flexible and scalable all-in-one solution.
The U.S. Nanotechnology Challenge
At the Source  
4/1/2015   (5) comments
Nanotechnology is going manstream and electronics manufacturers need to consider how these advances will affect new products, innovation, and the supply chain.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: Night At The Museum
Thomas Claburn  
3/31/2015   Post a comment
We took our review model for a whirl at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. It's a great mobile phone, weighed down by unwanted apps.
Examining the Importance of Macroeconomic Cycles & the Semi Market
Apek Mulay  
3/25/2015   Post a comment
The semiconductor industry has a potentially critical part to play in mitigating the effects of the natural macroeconomic cycles that occur in the United States economy.
TE Connectivity’s Supply Chain Chief Shares Leadership Tips
At the Source  
3/19/2015   (2) comments
To find out how this acceleration in high-tech manufacturing is affecting TE Connectivity’s supply chain planning, we interviewed Jim McDonald, vice president, supply chain for TE Connectivity.
Macroeconomic Cycles & Business Models
Apek Mulay  
3/18/2015   Post a comment
A look at macroeconomic systems offers a lens for the semiconductor industry.
Battelle Introduces Breakthrough Anti-Counterfeiting Detection for Integrated Circuits
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3/17/2015   Post a comment
Barricade provides fast, accurate validation of chips without destructive testing; detects counterfeit and cloned components.
America II Signs Distribution Agreement with IQD Frequency Products
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3/17/2015   Post a comment
America II Electronicsannounced it has entered into a franchise distribution agreement with IQD Frequency Products.
America II Strengthens Partnership with Alliance Memory to Extend SDRAM Life Cycle
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3/17/2015   Post a comment
America II Electronics announced new product offerings by way of its global franchise agreement with Alliance Memory.
General Microcircuits Earns Certification as Qualified Manufacturer to IPC J-STD-001 & PC-A-610
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3/17/2015   Post a comment
IPC's Validation Services Program has awarded an IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) to General Microcircuits, Inc. (GMI).
Marvell CEO: The Tinkerer at The Top
Junko Yoshida  
3/13/2015   Post a comment
Marvell CEO has been obsessed with a computer architecture that’s unchanged for decades. Why must its progress depend on more memory and faster CPU? “We are going to fix it for once and all.”
Mitigating the Risk of Counterfeiting: Continuous Certifications & Accreditations
Kirk Wehby  
3/12/2015   Post a comment
One of the best ways to determine whether distributor partners are doing enough to avoid counterfeit components is ensuring that partners adhere to best practices and achieve critical certifications.
Mitigating the Risk of Counterfeiting: Identifying a Proactive Vendor
Kirk Wehby  
3/11/2015   Post a comment
To strip potential counterfeit components from your supply chain, you want to partner with companies who understand that being proactive when it comes to quality and anti-counterfeiting is the key element to success.
Drowning in Devices: The Growing Problem of e-Waste
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/6/2015   Post a comment
While users looking for the latest and greatest products from electronics OEMs is good news, it creates a huge problem with e-waste management.
VR is New Reality at GDC
Rick Merritt  
3/5/2015   (1) comment
Oculus, Sony, Google and an open source project showed virtual reality offerings at the Game Developer Conference where analyst Jon Peddie sized up the traditional games hardware market.
Apple Marking Progress on the Road to Conflict-Free Minerals
Ariella Brown  
3/5/2015   (3) comments
Apple is leading the charge in the conflict-free minerals race. The company is hoping that slow and steady will win the race.
Risk Awareness
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3/4/2015   Post a comment
America II Signs Distribution Agreement with ITSWELL
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3/4/2015   Post a comment
Distributor adds new franchise line of LED components.
Touchdowns are Great in Football but Not in Semiconductors
David Park  
3/4/2015   Post a comment
While touchdowns are widely celebrated in football, a large number of “touchdowns” in semiconductor manufacturing would not be met with the same level of celebration.
Shedding Light on Electronic Component Pricing
Everett Frank  
3/3/2015   Post a comment
To get the best deals, OEMs need to understand component pricing. Here's a look at teh best way to drive electronic component pricing.
Semiconductor Innovation Yields Promise
Peter Gasperini  
2/27/2015   Post a comment
Some of the promising memory applications of past decades are being rethought and revamped to meet the evolving needs of the electronics indsutry.
Freescale v. Too Many Others
Jack Ganssle  
2/24/2015   Post a comment
Freescale gets “typ” and “max” right for their Kinetis family.
Entering the Era of 3D Printed Electronics
Susan Fourtané  
2/24/2015   Post a comment
A new development in 3D printing and conductive inks make 3D printed electronics a reality that will revolutionize electronics manufacturing starting this year.
IESA Summit: Bringing Vision to Reality
Apek Mulay  
2/18/2015   Post a comment
The India Electronics and Semiconductor Association Vision Summit tackled key issues around bringing the semiconductor foundry industry to India successfully.
Apple, Ericsson Spar over LTE Patents
John Walko  
2/17/2015   Post a comment
Apple and Ericsson spar over LTE patents……as IEEE threatens new rules over wireless IP royalties.
Why Through-Hole PCB Manufacturing Isn’t Dead Yet
Michael Allen  
2/16/2015   Post a comment
Even the most modern board may need through-hole components. Not all contract manufacturers give them the attention they need.
Wearables Don Smart Fabrics
Jessica Lipsky  
2/12/2015   Post a comment
What do musical instruments, car seats, and shoes have in common? Each item benefits from smart fabrics invented by Berkeley, Calif. company BeBop sensors. BeBop layers printed circuits onto polyester felts, synthetic silk weaves, and spandex of various thickness to create a web of sensors that connected to a sewn-in microcontroller.
New Lithium Battery Regs May Stymie Electronics Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/12/2015   (2) comments
New Department of Transportation rules around shipping lithium batteries is changing the ways electronics OEMs ship products.
The Information Age & the Shift in Consumerism
Ron Guido  
2/11/2015   Post a comment
Life in general, and business in particular, are all about moving information and doing it quickly. Electronics retailers, distributors, and OEMs need to understand that information shift is happening--and learn to work with it.
IESA Vision Summit Explores Future of India's Electronics Push
Apek Mulay  
2/11/2015   Post a comment
When will India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) Vision Summit become an IESA Reality Summit?
America II Announces Partnership with the Tampa Bay Lightning
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2/10/2015   Post a comment
America II Electronics announced that the company will be an official partner of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
445 Companies to Exhibit New Equipment, Technologies and Materials at IPC APEX EXPO 2015
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2/10/2015   Post a comment
Nearly 350 products will be on display at the IPC APEX EXPO.
Avnet Electronics Marketing Expands Antenna & Cable Offering in Americas with Taoglas USA Deal
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2/10/2015   Post a comment
Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas has entered into a distribution agreement with Taoglas USA, Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of M2M and IoT antenna and cable solutions.
America II Signs Distribution Agreement with CEC Panda
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2/10/2015   Post a comment
Distributor expands product offering with new franchise line.
The End of the World is Here (for Radio Shack)
David Blaza  
2/6/2015   Post a comment
The purpose of this blog is not to say "I told you so," but rather to look at the forces in play and consider what this means for the electronics community.
Cable Assemblies: Ignore Them and Be Sorry
Bill Schweber  
2/2/2015   Post a comment
It's easy and simplistic to focus on active components, circuit design, and software, but the humble cable and connector can define the success and reliability of your project as much as the more glamorous components.
Mornsun America Announces World Micro as New Authorized Distributor for North America
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1/30/2015   Post a comment
Leading manufacturer of power converters rapidly expanding US markets.
Writing an Obituary for Electronics Retailers
Jim O'Reilly  
1/29/2015   Post a comment
With Radio Shack on life support and online eating up market share, what can retail electronics chains do to survive?
BlackBerry CEO: Net Neutrality For Mobile Apps
Thomas Claburn  
1/23/2015   Post a comment
CEO John Chen is asking legislators to expand the definition of net neutrality to ensure an open mobile app ecosystem. Irony, anyone?
Getting Started: OSHA’s Revised Hazard Communication Standard
Daniel Levine  
1/23/2015   Post a comment
So where do you start with OSHA’s GHS Aligned Hazard Communication Standard? And what do you do?
3 Demand Forecast Practices to Make Customers Happy
Bud Schultz  
1/22/2015   Post a comment
Demand forecasting is a matter of implementing the right technology, gathering the right informaiton, and applying it in ways that help customers.
FeFET to Extend Moore's Law
R. Colin Johnson  
1/20/2015   Post a comment
The successful prototyping of a ferroelectric gate aims to extend Moore's Law beyond the end of the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) circa 2028.
Recycling: A Question of Convenience
Carole Mars  
1/19/2015   (1) comment
Common wisdom tells us that any recycling program needs to be convenient, but never defines what convenient means. Turns out, it’s not that easy to do….
Eco-Friendly Electronics of the Future Will Be Designed to Disappear
Amy Norcross  
1/13/2015   Post a comment
Researchers are working toward the creation of electronic components that are degradable, opening up possibilities in the fight against electronic waste and even the shadowy world of espionage.
A Crouching Tiger & Slackening Dragon Teach a Roaring Lion Macroeconomics
Apek Mulay  
1/13/2015   Post a comment
As India tries to capture loyalty from semiconductor makers and other high-tech manufacturers, it should look to the past and lessons learned by China and Ireland when they trod a similar path.
CES Reveals IoT Not Ready for ‘iPhone Moment’
Junko Yoshida  
1/12/2015   Post a comment
CES has a lot connected hardware but where is the 'oh, that’s really easy' surprise?
Avnet Electronics Marketing Releases WiLink 8 Wi-Fi, Bluetooth & Bluetooth Low Energy Pmod Adaptor
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1/8/2015   Post a comment
Avnet's new WiLink 8 Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and BLE Pmod Adaptor assists TI's WL1835MODCOM8 and WL1837MODCOM8I wireless evaluation boards
In Memory of John Haslet Hall, Intersil Co-Founder
Steve Taranovich  
1/6/2015   Post a comment
Quite unnoticed by the electronics industry and without much tribute, John H. Hall passed away on October 30, 2014.
UL Warns of Counterfeit UL Mark on LED Lamps
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1/5/2015   Post a comment
UL has identified some LED lamps that bear a counterfeit UL Mark.
UL Warns of Counterfeit UL Mark on Power Supply
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1/5/2015   Post a comment
UL identified a power supply that bears a counterfeit UL Mark.
Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas Celebrates 30-Year Anniversary With Micron Technology
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1/5/2015   Post a comment
Avnet and Micron are celebrating the 30th anniversary of Micron's distribution agreement with Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas.
Top 10 Wearables Kickstarter Projects of 2014
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/5/2015   (4) comments
In 2015, wearable technology is promising to take the technology world by storm. Here's a look at the most popular Kickstarter projects from 2014 that are taking aim at this hot market.
Mobile Internet Strategy Fuels Xiaomi’s IoT Ambitions
Junko Yoshida  
1/2/2015   (3) comments
Xiaomi attracts the investment community because the hardware vendor -- masquerading as a "mobile Internet" company -- comes without baggage.
Organic Electronics: A Market Growing Wild
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/2/2015   (13) comments
Organic electronics promise to take certain applications by storm very soon. Here's a look, in pictures, at the potential of this emerging market.
Internet of Things: Engineering for Everyone
Dan Radic  
12/30/2014   (11) comments
The emergence of open-source development platforms, developed and maintained by dedicated volunteers, has effectively raised the level of abstraction to a point where non-experts can now use these platforms.
We've Let the High-Tech Genie out of the Bottle
Peter Gasperini  
12/30/2014   (14) comments
The electronics maturity is mature, and despite rosy predictions, it's possible that we are entering into the winter season of a mature market.
WiFi to Switch on IoT Appliances
Rick Merritt  
12/29/2014   (7) comments
Electrolux says it is one of several white good makers about to roll out smart appliances using WiFi, Linux, and AllJoyn to connect with the cloud and each other.
Get Ready for CES: The Supply Chain Side of Industry Tradeshows
Todd Traylor  
12/29/2014   (8) comments
More happens at the world's biggest electronics tradeshows than just product introductions. A close look at what goes on at CES, Electronica, Computex, and MWC provides a look at where the industry is going.
Boston-Area Engineers to Share Expertise at ESC Boston 2015
Karen Field  
12/26/2014   (5) comments
In an exciting new session format at ESC Boston 2015, engineers who have survived the embedded system development process look to help others learn from their mistakes.
DesignCon Revs High-Speed Engine
Rick Merritt  
12/24/2014   (2) comments
DesignCon promises a smorgasbord of sessions on high-speed interconnect engineering at the chip and board levels, including a look at issues on the bleeding edge of 56 Gbits/second and beyond.
Understanding Data Security in the IoT
Christian DeFeo  
12/22/2014   (1) comment
As the IoT enters the mainstream, data security has to move to the top of the list for engineers, designers, and supply chain pros.
7 Questions With Broadcom’s CTO
Rick Merritt  
12/18/2014   (1) comment
Broadcom's co-founder and chief technologist talks about Moore's Law, his plans for 16nm FinFET tape-outs in 2015, IoT platform wars, and shifts in the engineering profession.
4D-Printed Medical Devices Move Closer to the Supply Chain
Bruce Gain  
12/18/2014   (4) comments
4D printing is hitting real-world applications in the medical industry. In addition to being a great boon to medicine, these advances will likely put pressure on supply chain practices.
IoT Metro Network Race Is On
Rick Merritt  
12/17/2014   (3) comments
The startup Sigfox aims to raise more than $70 million by early next year to fund a US national IoT network using its 900MHz software, and it has a partner for a satellite version.
Cloud: Adopting the Next-Gen IT Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/16/2014   (1) comment
As more customers move to the cloud, will OEMs have to change the way they think about connecting with customers?
Apple & GT Advanced: Working With a Hot OEM, Suppliers Sometimes Get Burned
Tam Harbert  
12/15/2014   (3) comments
When Apple tapped GT Advanced Technologies to provide synthetic sapphire for its displays, it seemed like a dream come true. The relationship ended in a flameout -- a contentious and highly publicized divorce.
EUV Rollout Slowed, 450mm Wafers Halted, Uncertain Path Ahead for Supply Side Economics
Apek Mulay  
12/11/2014   (2) comments
The path beyond 14nm may cause the death of supply side economics but not a demise of Moore's Law.
A Simple Measurement Mystery
Bill Schweber  
12/10/2014   (4) comments
Sometimes even data and modest, small observations don’t add up, and we have no way to knowing for sure where the problem lies, or whether there even is one.
Master Electronics Announces It Is Now an Authorized Distributor for TE Connectivitys Deutsch Product Line
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12/10/2014   Post a comment
Master Electronics announced that it is now stocking TE Connectivity's Deutsch product line.
iPhone EarPod Packaging Misses the Design for Environment Boat
Pamela Gordon  
12/10/2014   (6) comments
Apple makes great products, as the popularity of all sorts of iDevices proves. The packaging, though, of the recently-released EarPods misses some basic Design for Environment principals.
Avnet Electronics Marketing Leverages Supplier Ecosystem to Create New MicroZed Embedded Vision Carrier Card Kit
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12/9/2014   Post a comment
Avnet Electronics Marketing released a new MicroZed Embedded Vision Carrier Card kit to help engineers deploy solutions incorporating the MicroZed System-on-Module.
IC Foundry Sales Will Keep Hitting Records Through 2018
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12/8/2014   Post a comment
New 2015 Foundry Almanac shows 37% of IC sales now come from foundry capacity
Design 2.0: A New Moore’s Law
Rick Merritt  
12/8/2014   (2) comments
Something I am calling Design 2.0 is bubbling up in the engineering community, injecting new energy into the profession. In many ways, it's the new Moore’s Law.
LEDs Brighten the Holidays, Launch Fashion Trend, Refute Climate Skeptics
Lee H. Goldberg  
12/5/2014   (2) comments
This week's top stories include "LED lighting officially declared a No-Brainer for most Businesses," a look at how Corning's new light diffusing fiber may find its way into clothing, and a new Li-Fi system which lets objects speak for themselves.
Analog Devices AD7175-2 Sigma-Delta Rail to Rail ADC Available at Mouser
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12/4/2014   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics Inc. is now stocking the AD7175-2 24-Bit, 250kSPS Sigma Delta (Ó‑Ä) Analog to Digital Converter (ADC) from Analog Devices Inc.
Innovative Low-Profile Bourns 2015 Series Gas Discharge Tube Surge Arrestors Available From Mouser
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12/4/2014   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics Inc. is now stocking the 2015-Series Gas Discharge Tube Surge Arrestors from Bourns.
Maxim MAX1493x 5kV Digital Isolators in Stock at Mouser
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12/4/2014   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics Inc. is stocking the new 5kVRMS MAX14934, MAX14935, and MAX14936 Four Channel Digital Isolators from Maxim Integrated.




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