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Google Glass & Lookalikes Find Niches
R. Colin Johnson  
8/26/2014   (17) comments
Head-mounted displays such as Google Glass are interesting technologies, but what about real-world applications? A new offering from Thalmic Labs might hold the key.
Arrow's Parts Platform, One Year In
Jim Ricciardelli  
8/26/2014   Post a comment
Lessons learned from the first year of the industry's first lifecycle services platform.
What's Next? Semiconductor Leaders Speak, Part 6
Apek Mulay  
8/13/2014   (1) comment
Semiwiki writers weigh in with their thoughts on the future of the semiconductor industry.
What's Next? Semiconductor Leaders Speak, Part 5
Apek Mulay  
8/6/2014   (5) comments
The level of competition is on the rise, but there's little consensus on the best way to proceed.
What's Next? Semiconductor Leaders Speak, Part 4
Apek Mulay  
7/31/2014   (2) comments
Industry trends invariably affect the semiconductor industry -- but a macroeconomic lens puts things in a new perspective.
What's Next? Semiconductor Leaders Speak, Part 3
Apek Mulay  
7/24/2014   (10) comments
Customer demand, technology changes, and supplier relationships all impact the the semiconductor market.
What's Next? Semiconductor Leaders Speak, Part 2
Apek Mulay  
7/18/2014   (5) comments
Semiconductor leaders speak to the future of the semiconductor industry, calling for collaboration and innovation.
Streamlining the Supply Chain With PIM
Jennifer Krizanek  
7/16/2014   (3) comments
Product Information Management systems can go a long way toward greasing the wheels of a global distribution system.
Why HP, Dell, EMC, and Oracle Are Transforming Channels
Revving Revenue  
7/14/2014   (1) comment
Some major players are making major changes to their channel strategies. Here are five reasons why that is happening.
IoT Group Defines Comms Spec
Rick Merritt  
7/10/2014   (5) comments
A number of the world's largest technology companies, including Dell and Broadcom, are coming together to set industry standards for the Internet of Things.
What's Next? Semiconductor Leaders Speak, Part 1
Apek Mulay  
7/9/2014   (10) comments
We're looking at what leaders at top semiconductor industry veterans see on the horizon for the industry -- and discussing it with a macro-economic lens.
IPC's 'Meet the Policymakers' Program Hosts Congressional Visits From Coast to Coast
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6/30/2014   Post a comment
IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries co-hosted congressional visits to Optimum Design Associates and JPS Industries.
Build a Trade Secret Bulwark, Block by Block
Craig Moss  
6/30/2014   (1) comment
A new framework for protecting trade secrets offers companies a practical, step-by-step guide, from asset inventory to risk analysis and protection measures.
Cyber Espionage Spells Trouble for High-Tech Supply Chain Planning
At the Source  
6/25/2014   (8) comments
The US has China in its sights over the issue of cyber espionage. Smart supply chain execs need to keep their attention on this evolving issue, which could impact product demand.
Wearables Get a New Interface
Daniel Kurz  
6/24/2014   (13) comments
A researcher in augmented reality at Metaio describes how he first came up with the idea for a thermal touch interface for wearable devices.
American Component Exchange Adds More American-Made Products With Rayovac
EBN Newswire  
6/24/2014   (2) comments
American Component Exchange is distributing several Rayovac lines, including AA, AAA, C, D, and 9v commercial and industrial batteries
Trade Secrets: Protecting Your Key Assets
Craig Moss  
6/23/2014   (19) comments
Companies need to take measures to prevent the theft of critical trade secrets along global supply chains -- a threat that is growing with the fragmentation of supply chains, digitization of information, and increasingly competitive marketplace.
Colonial Circuits 1st to Earn Certification as Qualified Manufacturer to IPC-1071
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6/20/2014   Post a comment
IPC’s Validation Services Program has awarded its first IPC-1071 Qualified Manufacturers Listing to Colonial Circuits Inc.
Amazon’s Fire Phone: It's Good for Bezos, Not So Much for Us
Junko Yoshida  
6/19/2014   (3) comments
Amazon's Fire Phone features new technologies such as Firefly and dynamic perspective. But Amazon's strategy -- pushing its own hardware, not the app, so closely tied to its own store -- raises some serious questions.
Tens of Thousands of Designs & Counting: Digi-Key’s Free Scheme-it Circuit Design Tool Gets Upgraded
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6/19/2014   Post a comment
Digi-Key Corporation announced new enhancements to the popular Scheme-it circuit design tool, available at no cost on the Digi-Key website.
X-Factor Communications Signs Agreement With Avnet Embedded to Deliver New Digital Signage & Enterprise Mobile Messaging Solutions in the Americas
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6/18/2014   Post a comment
X-Factor Communications has signed a distribution agreement with Avnet Embedded for the delivery of turnkey digital signage, mobile, and enterprise communications products and services in the Americas.
Avnet Memec & InvenSense Expand Their Partnership to Include a Rep Agreement
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6/18/2014   Post a comment
Avnet Memec has been appointed as a European representative for InvenSense International.
Avnet Technology Solutions & HP Unveil HP All-in-One PCs to Drive Mobile Connectivity in Indonesia
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6/18/2014   Post a comment
Avnet Technology Solutions announced an agreement to distribute the HP Slate 21 Pro and HP Pro One 400 AIO PC in Indonesia.
Infographic: State of ROHS 2 Compliance
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/13/2014   (12) comments
RoHS 2 deadlines are on the horizon. We're close to compliance but gaps remain.
Get Press Attention at Trade Shows
Mark Shapiro  
6/13/2014   (2) comments
High-tech organizations should use face-to-face get togethers as an opportunity to build the brand.
IoT & the Innovation Gap
Christian DeFeo  
6/11/2014   (9) comments
Too often, innovation gets mired in the corporate mindset. To move ahead, organizations need to find ways to allow innovation without complete assurance of ROI.
Avnet Electronics Marketing Opens Registration for X-Fest 2014 Technical Seminars
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6/11/2014   Post a comment
Avnet Electronics Marketing announced registration is now open for X-fest 2014 technical workshops in North America and Europe
Know Cost & Options Before You Design SoC
Junko Yoshida  
6/10/2014   (1) comment
eSilicon launches new web-based tools letting IC designers explore design and delivery options before they start designing new SoCs. It's equivalent to what Kayak is to consumers when travel shopping.
Avnet Electronics Marketing Introduces New Artix-7 50T FPGA Evaluation Kit
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The Artix®-7 50T FPGA Evaluation Kit with the Xilinx® Artix®-7 FPGA uses half the power and doubles performance over previous generations
Day-to-Day Facilities Management Saves Big Money in Fab
Mary E. Shacklett  
6/5/2014   (4) comments
As shifts in demand and pricing changes the math on electronic components, organizations need to look closely at fabrication planning.
Why I Prefer to Create My Own PCB Symbols
Aubrey Kagan  
6/4/2014   (6) comments
Aubrey Kagan knows he is old school, but he prefers it when his work looks good, and he feels it adds to the understanding of the circuit.
Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas Distributes Samsung Electro-Mechanics’ Haptic Motors
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6/3/2014   Post a comment
Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas is now offering Samsung Electro-Mechanics' line of Linear Resonance Actuators.
Akros Silicons GreenEdge Products Strengthen Digi-Key's Power Management IC Portfolio
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6/3/2014   Post a comment
Digi-Key Corporation announced a global distribution agreement with Akros Silicon.
Avnet Technology Solutions Expands Distribution Agreement With VCE Into Latin America & Caribbean to Help Accelerate the Adoption of Vblock Systems
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6/3/2014   Post a comment
Avnet Technology Solutions said it has been selected as a solutions distributor in Latin America and Caribbean for VCE.
SunLED Distribution Agreement Enhances Digi-Key's Commitment to Innovative Illumination
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6/3/2014   Post a comment
Digi-Key Corporation announced a global distribution agreement with SunLED.
MACOM Announces IP Licensing Program for GaN-on-Silicon Technology
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6/3/2014   Post a comment
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. announced an IP licensing program for Gallium Nitride on Silicon technology.
Designer's Notebook: How NOT to Do It
Michael Dunn  
6/3/2014   (1) comment
Some products have so many problems, it's astounding they made it out the door.
Infographic: Electronic Component Counterfeiting & Product Life Cycle
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/30/2014   (6) comments
Product life cycles and counterfeit components are clearly related. Here's a look at how the way we manage end of life on components can increase the use of counterfeit components.
Software-Defined Storage Improves IC Time to Market
Mary E. Shacklett  
5/29/2014   Post a comment
Software-defined storage has hit the consciousness of the general public with the advent of IBM's Watson. Now, however, the same technology is being leverage to ensure IC production.
Death, Injury & Supply Chain Security
Bruce Gain  
5/28/2014   (3) comments
With the evolution of the Internet of Things, the electronics industry needs to take a good hard look at managing security concerns.
Army to Big City: 3D Printing Reshapes the Supply Chain
Ariella Brown  
5/26/2014   (7) comments
More than just a geeky novelty, 3D printing has potential to streamline the supply chain. The US Army has already found some solid applications.
Teardown Compares Combo Sensors
Romain Fraux  
5/21/2014   (1) comment
The latest nine-axis combo sensors from Bosch, InvenSense, and STMicro have similar costs, despite different designs, according to a System Plus Consulting chip teardown.
Mentor Graphics & Digi-Key Bring Professional EDA Software to the Engineering Masses
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5/20/2014   Post a comment
Digi-Key has collaborated with Mentor Graphics to create a concept-to-prototype design tool targeted for green-field projects before transition to production.
Product How-to: Smart Home Technology by GreenPeak Technologies
Steve Taranovich  
5/20/2014   (3) comments
The smart home is here today and is driven by the multiple system operators (MSOs) or the cable/phone companies.
Deal Negotiation: How Chip Makers Can Regain Control of Their Margins
Chanan Greenberg  
5/19/2014   (13) comments
OEMs are always looking for semiconductors that provide more performance and lower prices. Semiconductor makers need to learn better negotiation.
Accusations in GM Scandal Trickle Down the Supply Chain
Bruce Gain  
5/15/2014   (1) comment
GM has been in the cross hairs for not bringing product failures to light. Further down the supply chain, though, partners may be deemed equally at fault.
Mouser Shipping Freescale Freedom Development Platform for Xtrinsic Sensors
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5/15/2014   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now shipping the Freescale Freedom Development Platform for Xtrinsic Sensors
Mouser Stocking Analog Devices AD9625 Evaluation Boards
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5/15/2014   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics, Inc. is the first to stock the Analog Devices AD9625 Evaluation boards, the AD9625.2‑0EBZ
Allied to Carry Brady Cable Labeling Products
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5/15/2014   Post a comment
Allied Electronics, a trading brand of Electrocomponents, has agreed to distribute Brady industrial cable labeling and signage products
Design Accurate Voltage & Current Outputs With Maxim Alameda Reference Design, Only at Mouser
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5/15/2014   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics, Inc. is the first to stock the new MAXREFDES24 Alameda Reference Design from Maxim Integrated
Central Semiconductor Expands Digi-Key's Discrete Semiconductor Offering
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5/15/2014   Post a comment
Digi-Key Corporation has a global distribution agreement with Central Semiconductor, manufacturer of innovative discrete semiconductors
Mouser Stocking Analog Devices AD9680 ADC Evaluation Boards
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5/15/2014   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics, Inc. is shipping the new Analog Devices AD9680 Evaluation boards, the AD9680-1000EBZ
The Internet of Things Will Thrive by 2025
Latest Research  
5/14/2014   (4) comments
Many experts say the rise of embedded and wearable computing will bring the next revolution in digital technology.
Business for Engineers: Reshoring?
Henry Davis  
5/13/2014   (7) comments
It's time for executives and politicians to demonstrate leadership and start planning an orderly return of critical engineering jobs.
Intel’s Foundry Goal: Next-Gen Systems?
Tam Harbert  
5/13/2014   (10) comments
Intel's foundry profile is on the rise, but the question remains about where the chip maker really intends to go.
WEEE Creating a Recycling Boon
Logical Link  
5/12/2014   (2) comments
A newly minted recycling program has the potential to create new sourcing opportunities.
Infographic: Where's the E-Waste Going?
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/9/2014   (25) comments
The e-waste problem is huge... and growing. It's time for the electronics industry to take stock and decide upon a path forward.
How to Create an Effective Online Pressroom
Mark Shapiro  
5/9/2014   (4) comments
Want to get the word out about your electronics products? Make sure it's easy for the press to work with your organization.
Paper Batteries: Are They for Real?
Steve Taranovich  
5/8/2014   (7) comments
When I first heard about paper batteries, I was skeptical. I have worked with companies that had batteries on mylar and similar materials, but paper?
Securing the Semiconductor Supply Chain
Jeffrey Simon  
5/8/2014   (2) comments
It's time for semiconductor manufacturers to step up and ensure the integrity and validity of devices in the supply chain.
Let Engineers Define the Specs
Todd Marcucci  
5/7/2014   (4) comments
Units of measure don't always make sense when left in the hands of bureaucrats.
Leading Solar Module Suppliers Extend Dominance in 2013
Latest Research  
5/7/2014   (1) comment
The year 2013 marked the turnaround of global PV markets and the recovery of leading players in the photovoltaic industry.
Security Demands Hardware Improvements
Chris O'Reilly  
5/6/2014   (4) comments
High-performance security features -- integrated into silicon hardware -- allow network managers to more thoroughly and more intelligently inspect, encrypt, authenticate, and secure Internet traffic at wire speeds.
April 2014 Manufacturing ISM Report on Business
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5/5/2014   Post a comment
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in April for the 11th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business.
IPC PERM Council White Paper Examines Lead-Free Research Priorities
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5/5/2014   Post a comment
IPC's Pb-Free Electronics Risk Management (PERM) Council has released a white paper, "PERM Council Pb-free Research Priorities."
Choosing Transistors
James Bryant  
4/30/2014   (7) comments
There are tens of thousands, possibly hundreds of thousands, of different types of discrete transistor, and there are almost always a few places in a system where a discrete transistor is necessary. Which do we choose, and why?
Arduino/Intel Galileo Project Monitors Your Inbox
Jim Lindblom  
4/29/2014   (7) comments
What the Galileo tries to do is meld the ease of Arduino’s hardware manipulation with the power of a Linux operating system.
Build a Grandma-Friendly Pitch for Your Electronics Product Launch
Mark Shapiro  
4/25/2014   (7) comments
You have done your research. Your web site is ready to launch. You product is rock steady and works. But are YOU ready to tell the world?
3D Printing: Asking the Environmental Question
Logical Link  
4/21/2014   (9) comments
3D printing may be a boon for electronics designers, but this new technology gets a mixed environmental report card.
Crowdsourcing the Counterfeiting Problem
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/18/2014   (19) comments
Counterfeit components remain a huge headache for electronics OEMs. A newly formed community hopes to crowdsource a solution.
Tech Startup PR Guide: Target the Right Pubs
Mark Shapiro  
4/18/2014   (3) comments
When a new high-tech product comes to market, smart electronics OEMs leverage solid PR practices to get the attention of potential customers.
The Changing Sound of the Drive
Pallab Chatterjee  
3/31/2014   (1) comment
Sound insulation in the cabin has been increasing, and so has the isolation from the sounds of driving. A trend to address the issue of what the car engine is doing is to play engine sound through the audio system of the car to the cabin.
EU: Mobile Phone Manufacturers Will Use Only One Charging Connector
Pablo Valerio  
3/28/2014   (19) comments
While all eyes remain on Apple to see what it does with its iPhone and iPad chargers, the European Parliament is moving ahead with plans to implement a common charger standard for all mobile devices by 2017.
PLC: How Does Your Company Stack Up?
Change in the Chain  
3/13/2014   (2) comments
Product lifecycle management, from design to end of life, is especially critical to success in the high-tech industry. It's time to close the gaps in your PLM activities.
Is Triboelectricity the Next Harvesting Source?
Bill Schweber  
3/2/2014   (9) comments
Static electricity has traditionally been a villain in electronics stories. Now, however, it's being harnessed for good.
10 Tips for Your Product Launch
Tim Johnson  
2/28/2014   (3) comments
A public relations professional provides some free coaching in how to position and launch your product.
In Search of Mission-Critical Semiconductor Quality
David Park  
2/25/2014   (10) comments
Semiconductor manufacturing must find new methods to improve product quality and reliability for consumer-level products.
Building App Layer Security Into the Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/24/2014   (15) comments
True supply chain security means more than installing a firewall. Too often, organizations forget to secure their supply chain apps, and that can cause big security gaps.
Go Faster with Freescale Kinetis 72MHz K-Series 32-Bit MCUs From Mouser
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2/12/2014   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics announced it is stocking Freescale Semiconductor's 32-bit Kinetis 72MHz K-Series microcontrollers
MACOM Distribution Agreement Strengthens Digi-Key's RF, Microwave & Millimeterwave Portfolio
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2/12/2014   Post a comment
Digi-Key announced the a global distribution agreement with M/A-COM offering reliable RF, microwave, and millimeterwave solutions
XP LPC11E37H/LPC11U37H MCUs From Mouser Stretch Flexibility
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2/12/2014   Post a comment
Mouser now ships new NXP Semiconductor LPC11E37H and LPC11U37H 32-bit microcontrollers, running at 50MHz and based on ARM Cortex-M0 core
Avnet Technology UK Teams Up With EMC to Launch New SMB Initiative
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2/12/2014   Post a comment
Avnet Technology UK Teams Up With EMC to Launch New SMB Initiative. Altitude program to promote VNXe storage and data domain back-up
Customers Quickly Locate, Purchase Frequency-Control Products Thanks to Arrow & Ecliptek
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2/12/2014   Post a comment
Data download program enables arrow customers to find stock on over 500,000 frequency-control products
Mouser Stocks TE Connectivity Power Triple-Lock Connector System
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2/12/2014   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics, Inc. now stocks the TE Connectivity Power Triple Lock (PTL) connector system
Avnet Americas Distributes SMARTRAC’s RFID Products
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2/12/2014   Post a comment
Avnet Americas has entered a distribution agreement with SMARTRAC leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of RFID and NFC
EMS Partners Use Thermal Profiles to Improve Quality, Costs
Michael Allen  
2/11/2014   (17) comments
By adapting the solder process to each unique board design, rather than using a handful of "one-size-fits-most" thermal profiles, EMS partners can deliver higher yields and lower costs to OEM buyers.
Qualcomm LTE IC Makes (Auto-) Grade, But Only in Module
Junko Yoshida  
2/6/2014   Post a comment
As car OEMs put together in-vehicle infotainment and telematics systems based on consumer technologies, the question is: Are these consumer chips automotive-qualified?
Anaren A2541 Bluetooth Modules From Mouser Meets Certifications
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2/3/2014   Post a comment
Mouser stocks the Anaren A2541 Bluetooth Module, a low-power Bluetooth system with a PCB antenna, software stack, and DC/DC converter
Central Semiconductor Expands Distribution Agreement With Future Electronics
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2/3/2014   Post a comment
Central Semiconductor Corp. announced that it has expanded its Distribution Agreement with Future Electronics
Rorke Global Solutions Shows RGS Cold Storage Powered by SageCloud at Open Compute Project Summit
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2/3/2014   Post a comment
Rorke Global Solutions (RGS) gives a sneak peek at RGS Cold Storage powered by SageCloud™ during the Open Compute Project (OCP) Summit
Rorke Global Solutions & UTSA Launch Second Open Compute Innovation Lab
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2/3/2014   Post a comment
Rorke Global Solutions announced its second Open Compute Project Innovation Lab with the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)
IMAGINiT Technologies Updates Scan to BIM Software
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Rand Worldwide announced that its IMAGINiT Technologies division released its new Scan to BIM 2014.1 software
Mouser Delivers ADLINK's New Express-HL High Performance COM Express Module
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2/3/2014   Post a comment
Mouser is offering of the new Express-HL COM Express® Type 6 Modules from ADLINK, featuring the 64-bit 4th Generation Intel Core™ i7/i5/i3
TTI, Inc. Delivers 3M’s New Cable-to-Board Interconnects
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2/3/2014   Post a comment
TTI, Inc. announced the company will distribute 3M’s new 1.27mm IDC connectors in the Americas
Rand Secure Data Helps Companies Make Data Governance a Reality
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2/3/2014   Post a comment
Rand Worldwide's Secure Data division demonstrate a comprehensive data governance strategy is key to planning a strategy for data governance
Avnet Signs Distribution Agreement With ZigBee Module Manufacturer, MMB Networks
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2/3/2014   Post a comment
Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas has signed a distribution agreement with MMB Networks, a designer of ZigBee module solutions
PCIe & Storage Devices Get Connected
Joshua Beaudet  
2/2/2014   (3) comments
New connectors and protocols are the future for the storage industry, so it's time to take a closer look at them.
Moving to Open-Source PCB Design
Cliff Ortmeyer  
2/1/2014   (4) comments
Open-source PCB design is becoming a go-to for engineers who want to improve their efficiency and time to market by adopting designs.
Student Pays Engineering Forward
Jessica MacNeil  
1/31/2014   (7) comments
Jim Balz's path to engineering and philanthropy wasn't always clear, but when he got involved in the FIRST Robotics Competition his interest became a passion. Now his work is gaining support from the engineering community, even seeing him speak at major conferences and events.
IR Technology Enhances Driver Safety
Pallab Chatterjee  
1/30/2014   (12) comments
Driver safety and awareness features are becoming standard, marking a change in OEM options for new vehicles. Parts Search

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