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DMASS Data Signposts European Revival

At last there is a welcome and promising sign of better times ahead for the distribution channel in Europe. Latest numbers from DMASS (Distributors’ and Manufacturers’ Association of Semiconductor Specialists) show a sequential market recovery of 16% in Q1 this year over the last quarter of 2012. Although Q1/CY13 ended 5% lower than the comparable […]

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Posted in Market Data, News

Smart Filter Function Added to Richardson RFPD Website

Richardson RFPD’s website now has a “smart filter” function. The filter allows users to quickly drill down through the nearly 100,000 semiconductors, systems and subsystems, M2M products, antennas, power supplies, interconnect and frequency control products, embedded solutions, passive devices, and electromechanical products using multiple search criteria. It combines a powerful, advanced parametric search program that […]

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Sales Flat at Electrocomponents

Electrocomponents says sales will be flat when it reports its end year results. The distribution group issued an interim statement today which showed sales growing 1% in Q4. Surprisingly given the difficult economic background Continental Europe has fared best growing sales 2% in Q4 and 1% over the full year. North America sales will be […]

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Wiicom Joins Ismosys Design Partner Program

  Ismosys has signed Wiicom to its Design Partner Program. Founded in Italy in 2012 Wiicom is a start-up company of I3P, the highly regarded Innovative Enterprise Incubator of the Politecnico of Torino, Italy’s main university-based technology incubator. The company leverages its intellectual property (IP) and experience in the design and manufacture of compact and […]

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Posted in Ismosys, News

Mouser Stocking EPCOS Sample Kits

TDK’s broad spectrum of sample kits for EPCOS components is now also available directly from Mouser Electronics. All available EPCOS sample kits are on inventory at Mouser for immediate shipping and fastest possible delivery. All individual components are likewise on inventory so that developers can easily refill the kits with the special components they need. […]

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Posted in Mouser, News

Gateway Opens Route To EPCOS Capacitors

Gateway Electronic Components has strengthened its capacitor product portfolio by adding to its range of stocked EPCOS components and investing in increased levels of inventory. The distributor now has general purpose polyester film capacitors with in-depth stocking of the B32520 to B32529 series. It has also invested in X and Y class suppression capacitors for EMC filtering as well […]

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Posted in Mouser, News

Rapid Electronics Debuts Voltcraft Test Products in UK

Rapid Electronics is introducing the Voltcraft range of test equipment to the UK for the first time. Established in Germany in 1982, Voltcraft has a product range ideal for both entry level and experienced users. The products now available at Rapid include infrared thermometers, digital hand held and desktop multimeters, clamp meters, sound level meters and bench […]

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Posted in Distribution Agreements, Rapid Electronics

TTI Strengthens Panasonic Capacitor Offering

TTI now has two new ranges of aluminium electrolytic capacitors from Panasonic.  The FR Series of aluminium electrolytic capacitors is designed for applications that require ultra-low ESR, an extended product life, and are tight on space.  It has been developed using improved materials technology resulting in up to 30% increased capacitance over Panasonic’s current comparable product, the […]

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Farnell element14, Micrel Ink Global Deal

Farnell element14 has signed up to be an authorised global reseller for Micrel. Mike Buffham, Director of Supplier and Product Management at Farnell element14, said: “We have been working with Micrel for 15 years, however, this formal agreement cements our relationship and allows us to accelerate our product offer, further strengthening our position as the leading […]

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Posted in Distribution Agreements, element14

A new range of Bird Technologies RF Power Meters from Aspen

Bird’s new WPS (Wideband Power Sensor) series of USB Thruline power meters feature five models each suited to a particular application. All capable of measuring True Average Power, Peak Power and Duty Cycle, as well as VSWR/Return Loss, Average Burst Power and CCDF, the WPS series will work with any modulation scheme. The vast majority […]

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Posted in Aspen Electronics, Bird Technologies, News, RF transceiver, test and measurement, wireless