Distributors

TTI has signed a pan-European franchise agreement with Alps Electric. Commented Ros Kruger, Director, Supplier Marketing Europe – Emech, Sensors and Power: “Alps is a huge name in tactile switches and we are sure our customers in the industrial, medical, automotive and home electronics sectors will enjoy using these leading technology products in their latest programs.”

Distributors

Electrical and Electronic component manufacturer HARTING has awarded Northern Connectors, a distributor of industrial cable, connectors and components, with its Specialist Distributor of the Year Award of 2017. Based in St. Helens, Lancashire, Northern Connectors was formed in 1983 and has been distributing HARTING products for more than 20 years. The company has now won the award eight times in total.

design

Microsemi has teamed up with Digi-Key Electronics to provide the SmartFusion2 system-on-chip (SoC) field programmable gate array (FPGA) maker board exclusively to Digi-Key’s global customer base. This low-cost evaluation platform lowers the barrier for hardware and firmware engineers to develop embedded applications for the ARM Cortex-M3 and 12K logic elements (LE) FPGA fabric in the SmartFusion2 device.