Mouser Electronics has entered into a global distribution agreement with SOMNIUM Technologies, a company focused on evolving software development tools to a new level. The SOMNIUM Technologies product line provides developers with the company’s Device-aware Resequencing Tools (DRT) software that supports devices from leading semiconductor manufacturers, including Atmel, NXP, STMicroelectronics and others. DRT is fully source-compatible with industry-standard GNU (including the latest C11 and C++14 dialects and C++ exception handling), and offers exceptional code generation and enhanced debug features. DRT analyses the whole program, identifying all instruction and data sequences and the interactions between them. Knowledge of the device’s memory system and ARM Cortex pipeline are used to intelligently resequence the program, resulting in code that is optimised for energy, size, performance and efficiency in a fully automated process that requires no manual intervention. DRT’s patented resequencing optimisations typically provide 20 percent smaller code, 15 percent higher performance, and 30…


Avnet Silica has been presented with the award for the fastest growing distributor in 2018 across the EMEA region by NXP Semiconductors. Avnet Silica won the award for achieving outstanding sales growth in 2018 by growing more than twice as much as NXP’s overall distribution business in the EMEA region.

Market Data

An initially downbeat but longer term cheerful forecast for the global microcontroller (MCU) market has been issued by IC Insights. After reaching record-high sales in the last two years, the MCU market slid 13% lower in the first half of 2019 because of overall weakness in electronic systems, a slowdown in automobile sales, and no letup in the trade war between the U.S. and China.