I recently read a report that the Department of Defense received over 80,000 counterfeit components from a now-defunct Shenzhen-based broker named "Hong Dark Electronics." After reading this, I felt two things: amusement and terror. I felt amusement that the DoD has been authorizing purchases from a Shenzhen-based broker (and in turn receiving various types of counterfeit components)...
Soaring sales of the Galaxy smartphone drove record quarterly profit of $5.9 billion at Samsung Electronics, though the South Korean tech giant is sweating over how Europe's debt crisis is denting demand in its biggest market for televisions and home appliances.
Avnet, Inc. announced that, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, it has launched a tender offer bid for all outstanding shares of Internix, Inc. , a publicly traded company on the Tokyo Stock Exchange , substantially expanding its presence in the Japanese market. Established in 1970 by founder the late Yoshiharu Fujisawa, Internix is an electronics components distributor representing both Japanese and foreign suppliers serving
A few months ago, I was buying a large photograph for my dad at a Christmas market in Bethlehem, PA. When it came time to pay, the vendor gave me the “cash or credit” option. Intrigued by the lack of a credit card machine and rarity of having the credit option at a craft show, I went for my card. The vendor whipped out his iPad, swiped the card through a Square card reader attachment...
ECN recently had the chance to interview Jeff Jussel, Senior Director of Technical Marketing, at Newark element14 regarding their new distribution deal with Freescale Semiconductor. element 14 is the only distributor to accept pre-orders for Freescale's Freedom development platform. Click to see the transcript.
Gallium nitride (GaN) is a highly promising material for a wide range of optical and high-power electronic devices, which can be fabricated by dry etching with plasmas. However, the plasma-induced defects and surface residues that remain after such processes tend to degrade the optical and electrical properties of the devices. A team of Japanese researchers has developed and tested a new way to "heal" such defects.
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced five new PNA-L vector network analyzer models, offering design and manufacturing engineers the highest performance (up to 50 GHz) in a mid-range VNA, along with lower cost and future-proof capabilities.
Advantest Corporation today announced that it will launch a new test solution, dubbed CloudTestingTM Service (CTS), which utilizes cloud computing technology to offer cutting-edge test technology for semiconductor device R&D and design applications.
Engineers at Intel Corp are applying lessons from aircraft design to create sturdier laptops in a bid to reduce the prices of the new ultra-thin computers the top chipmaker is promoting heavily.
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Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, announced a distribution agreement with Epson Electronics America, Inc. (EEA). This agreement makes EEA quartz-based products available to Avnet’s customers in the Americas.
SiliconExpert Technologies will conduct a webinar on March 8th for a first look at its new proactive electronic parts counterfeit risk algorithm. The Counterfeit Risk algorithm forecasts
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LDRA has created LDRA Certification Services (LCS), a division devoted to helping customers develop certification-ready products.
In today's podcast we talk to Andy Zynga of NineSigma on Product Development issues in the design community.
Practical Components Inc., a worldwide supplier of dummy components, test boards and training kits, has appointed Estanflux as its exclusive distributor of its products throughout Spain and Portugal.
The Lenovo ThinkPad line of laptops is known for its striking aesthetics. The shape of the original IBM design was inspired by Japanese bento lunch boxes (a form still used in ThinkPads today).
In this podcast we talk to Tom De Schutter, Senior Product Marketing Manager, System Level Solutions at Synopsys about transaction-level models, which raise designer productivity by increasing the level of abstraction at which they design.
In this podcast we talk to Marc Serughetti of Synopsys about next-generation virtual prototyping, systems simulation, and design.
EMA Design Automation announced the release of SymbolGen – an app that automates the extraction of complex PDF tables cutting time down to a fraction and eliminating errors normally seen in a manual entry approach.
LPRS, a leading European supplier of short-range radio devices, announced the appointment of Veloxity Components Pte. Ltd. as their distributor for the Asia/Pacific region.
In this podcast we talk to Jeff Jussel, senior director of global technology marketing at element14 about critical challenges to the engineer throughout the design process.
Today, OEM Worldwide, an electronic contract manufacturer specializing in printed circuit board assemblies and high-level assembly for precision products in a variety of industrial and medical applications, announced an organizational name change...
In this podcast we talk to Stephen G. Canton, Chairman and CEO of iCore Networks about the benefits of Voice over Private Internet (VoPI) and disaster recovery tools.