Astute Electronics has been named as an authorised distributor for P-DUKE power components. The deal brings P-DUKE’S range of AC/DC PSU’s and DC/DC converters into Astute’s hand-picked portfolio of elite manufacturers, all of whom have shown long-term commitment to the Hi-Rel sector.
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.”
The $500bn global semiconductor market is tantalisingly close. That’s the bullish forecast presented by Malcolm Penn CEO of market research company Future Horizons. He is predicting growth a tick over 21% in 2018 taking the market to within a whisker of $500bn, well, $499.9bn to be exact.
A few months ago, Digi-Key president Dave Doherty (pictured) took Julie, the company’s receptionist out to dinner to celebrate her 40 years with the company. During the meal Julie remarked, “I counted up and found I have had 41 relatives working for the company”
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.
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.
Mouser Electronics has extended its global distribution agreement with Analog Devices to stock the full line of Linear Technology products, including all power products from the new Power by Linear division.
AVX has entered the antenna market following its acquisition of Ethertronics, a privately held manufacturer of passive and active antenna systems. AVX will acquire Ethertronics for $142m in cash and assumption of $8m of net debt. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals.
Under the theme “From Sensor to Sunset,” Arrow Electronics will display its comprehensive, fully integrated IoT portfolio at the embedded world exhibition in Nuremberg (February 27-March 1), including sensors, wireless connectivity, gateways to cloud platforms, data aggregation and visualisation, analytics and security, and beyond.
Rutronik will host two booths for Rutronik Embedded and Rutronik Smart at embedded world 2018 (27 February – 1 March) with a focus on the Internet of Things (IoT), security and sensing. Rutronik Embedded offers visitors system concepts ranging from networked sensor hubs to gateways and enterprise solutions.