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April 2011
Mouser Honored with President's Elite Award from Ohmite
Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, has been awarded the President's Elite Award from Ohmite
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04/29/2011
VACUUMSCHMELZE presents a broad range of sensors for 'green' technology applications at PCIM
The "Cores and Components" division of Hanau-based VACUUMSCHMELZE GmbH & Co. KG will present a selection of its current sensors at this year's PCIM in Nuremberg from 17th to 19th May. At Stand 130
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04/29/2011
Digi-Key Named 2010 Global Catalog Distributor of the Year by TE Connectivity (TE)
Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, has achieved the honor of being named TE
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04/28/2011

RECOM Power and Mouser Create Global Distribution Initiative
RECOM Power, a pioneer in the design and manufacture of DC/DC and AC/DC converters, switching regulators, and LED drivers today announced its worldwide distribution alliance with Mouser Electronics,
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04/27/2011
Rogers Highlights High-Speed & High-Power PCB Materials at Del Mar Electronics & Design Show
Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) will display some of its latest laminate materials for high-speed digital and high-power RF/microwave circuits at the upcoming Del Mar Electronics & Design Show. Representatives
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04/27/2011
ABB commits $6 billion to growing its presence in the United States

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Joe Hogan, ABB Group CEO

For the third consecutive year, ABB integrated all of its power and automation businesses' resources to put on its annual customer conference and exhibition. This year's event, ABB Automation & Power
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04/23/2011
Future Electronics and ADD semiconductor extend distribution agreement to global franchise
Future Electronics and ADD semiconductor, the high-performance powerline communication (PLC) IC company for smart metering, lighting, and home/building automation applications, today announced that
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04/22/2011
Parker Chomerics appoints former Production Engineer to European General Manager role
Chomerics Europe - a division of Parker Hannifin has announced the appointment of Billy Sheedy to the position of General Manager, Chomerics Division Europe. Billy is promoted from his previous
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04/22/2011
ECOtality to utilize ABB's Sales Distribution Channel
ECOtality, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECTY), a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, announced at the Automation and Power World conference that it has entered into an agreement with
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04/22/2011
Infineon First Semiconductor Supplier to Offer

Infineon: First Semiconductor Supplier to Offer "80 PLUS® Platinum" Compliant Computing Silver Box Reference Design

Infineon Technologies has developed the first marketable silver box reference design that enables PC and server power supply units to achieve up to 92.35 percent efficiency, while significantly reducing
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04/20/2011
Dialog Semiconductor Begins Early Production of PMOLED ICs With First Commercial Adoption by Lenovo

Dr Jalal Bagherli, CEO at Dialog Semiconductor

Dialog Semiconductor plc (FWB: DLG), a provider of highly integrated innovative power management, audio and short range wireless technologies, today announced that the company's first SmartXtend(TM)
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04/20/2011
Avnet Electronics Marketing Inks Distribution Agreement Offering BeagleBoard in Americas
Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announced today a distribution agreement with Circuitco, allowing for the distribution of the popular Texas Instruments-based
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04/20/2011
Farnell Wins EMEA High Service Distributor of the Year Award from Tektronix

(Left) Chris Godfrey, Farnell's MRO Segment Manager and (right) Patrice Jaunasse, Sales Director at Tektronix

Farnell, the leading multi-channel distributor, has won the 2010 EMEA High Service Distributor of the Year award from Tektronix, the leading global manufacturer of test measurement and monitoring
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04/19/2011
Synopsys Design Compiler Graphical Cuts Design Time at Exar
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, today announced that Exar Corporation, a provider of software and subsystem
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04/19/2011
Microsemi Granted Class H & K Certification to MIL-PRF-38534
Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq:MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor technology aimed at building a smart, secure, connected world, today announced it has been granted Class H & K certifications
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04/19/2011
Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch technology solutions, announced that the Atmel maXTouch(TM) mXT224 controller has been selected to power the touchscreens for
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04/19/2011
ABB announces full range of Relion® protection and control devices
ABB, the leading power and automation technology company, today announced the extension of its Relion® family of advanced protection and control devices with the introduction of the 650 series and
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04/19/2011
CamSemi opens dedicated operations hub in Hong Kong
CamSemi has today further strengthened its commitment to customers and manufacturing partners in the Asia-Pacific region (APAC) by opening a dedicated operations hub in Hong Kong. The new offices
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04/18/2011
Mouser named Master Distributor for TE Connectivity's Q-CEE's
Mouser Electronics, Inc., a top design engineering resource and international distributor of semiconductors and electronic components, has been named the Global Master Distributor for the Q-CEE's
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04/18/2011
FCI Electronics and Zahavi Technologies sign agent agreement for Israel
FCI, a leading supplier of connectors and interconnect systems to the data, communications, consumer, industrial and medical markets, has entered into an agent agreement with Zahavi Technologies,
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04/16/2011
TechXchangeSM Connects Engineers, Inventors, and Hobbyists with Electronics Experts
Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced the launch of TechXchangeSM,
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04/15/2011
ABB to provide software for CenterPoint Energy's intelligent grid system
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won orders from CenterPoint Energy Service Company LLC for the latest Service Suite mobile workforce management (MWFM) software from Ventyx
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04/15/2011
Introducing Ideal Power Input Connector
Positronic developed the Dragonfly connector series for applications requiring a compact package with an integral locking system. The newest addition to this line is a variant with three size 16 contacts,
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04/14/2011
Whether in the powertrain, in central control units or in body and convenience electronics - there is a constant increase in the proportion of electronic components used in the car. This trend is
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04/14/2011
Interservice Uzunovi and Solyndra To Install 1 MW Project in Bulgaria
Solyndra LLC, a manufacturer of cylindrical photovoltaic (PV) systems for large commercial rooftops, and Interservice Uzunovi plc solar division, a project management affiliate of Interservice Uzunovi
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04/14/2011
Maxwell Technologies Doubles Ultracapacitor Production Capacity to Meet Rapidly Growing Demand for BOOSTCAP® Energy Storage Products
Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MXWL) reported today that it has more than doubled production capacity for ultracapacitor electrode, cells and modules over the past year, and is moving forward
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04/14/2011
Altium Integrates Mouser's Online Electronic Components Database with AltiumLive Engineering Design Software
Mouser Electronics, Inc., a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, has announced a new partnership with Altium which sees live links connecting
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04/14/2011
TI introduces OpenLink™, open source wireless connectivity solutions for low power applications
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today announced delivery of a mobile-grade, battery-optimized Wi-Fi solution to the open source Linux community as part of the OpenLink™ project, focused
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04/14/2011
Copper Presents an Effective Alternative to Rare Earth Magnets in Electric Vehicles
Copper is an effective substitute for rare earth magnets in motors used in electric and hybrid electric vehicles. While the decreasing supply of accessible rare earth elements may present a challenge
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04/14/2011
Mouser to Distribute Luminus Devices' LEDs Globally
Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top global design engineering resource for semiconductors and electronic components and Luminus Devices, manufacturer of Big-Chip' LEDs, today announced a
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04/14/2011
Digi-Key Corporation Announces the Expansion of Cornell Dubilier's Snap-In Product Line
Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced the addition of aluminum
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04/13/2011
Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch technology solutions, today announced that the Atmel maXTouch(TM) solution has been selected to power the touchscreen innovation
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04/13/2011
ACAL BFi Sign pan-European franchise agreement with Silicon Sensing
ACAL BFi has signed a pan-European distribution agreement with gyroscope and inertial systems manufacturer, Silicon Sensing. ACAL BFi will provide specialist technical support on Silicon Sensing's
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04/13/2011
Diodes Incorporated recognizes Rutronik with its

From left to right, back row: Paul Mitchell, Distribution Manager at Diodes; Andreas Glaser, Senior Marketing Manager Discretes at Rutronik; Brigitta Englisch-Pietrucci, Sales Manager at Diodes;
Front row: Oliver Woyke, European Sales Manager at Diodes; Markus Krieg, Managing Director Marketing at Rutronik; Nadja Ifen, Linemanager at Rutronik; Thomas Ulinski, Director Linemanagement at Rutronik.

Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH is to receive the "Fastest Growing European Distributor 2010" award from Diodes Inc. for the fastest growth in Europe in 2010. The distributor has marketed
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04/13/2011
EBVchips: Solutions for Customers & Manufacturers
I had the pleasure to talk with Antonio Fernández, Renewable Energy & SmartGrid Vertical Segment Director EMEA for EBV. He explained what EBV is doing for its customers and its manufacturers. It
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04/13/2011
Chroma and TestEquity Announce Distribution Partnership
Chroma Systems Solutions, Inc. and TestEquity LLC today announced a renewed distribution partnership that will significantly increase the availability of Chroma's power test instrumentation and systems
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04/12/2011
IBC SOLAR: new subsidiary in Austria

Christian Bairhuber, Managing Director of IBC SOLAR AUSTRIA

IBC SOLAR AG has founded a new subsidiary in Austria. The company was created via collaboration with STA Solartech GmbH of which IBC SOLAR AG has held 51 percent of shares since March 30, 2011. Through
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04/12/2011
Freescale Semiconductor and Fuji Electric partner to increase efficiency of hybrid electric vehicles
Freescale Semiconductor has entered into a strategic alliance with Fuji Electric Systems Co., Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fuji Electric Holdings Co., Ltd., to collaborate on insulated-gate
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04/12/2011
Mouser Electronics Integrated into CIP for Cadence® OrCAD® Capture CIS
Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top global engineering design resource for semiconductors and electronic components, announces that its component database is available through EMA's Component
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04/11/2011
Digi-Key Corporation Expands Distribution Agreement with Hirose Electric Co., LTD
Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced it has signed a global agreement
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04/11/2011
Coleman Cable, Inc. Acquires Assets of The Designers Edge, Inc., a Specialty Lighting Designer and Supplier
Coleman Cable, Inc. (Nasdaq:CCIX) ("Coleman" or "CCI"), a leading manufacturer and innovator of electrical and electronic wire and cable products, announced today that it has completed the acquisition
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04/10/2011
The LED and lighting manufacturers OSRAM (Munich/Germany) and Cree Inc. (Durham/USA) have entered into a comprehensive agreement about the cross licensing of patents. The agreement comprises the mutual
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04/10/2011
New Acal BFi distribution agreement with Shibaura
ACAL BFi have signed a new distribution agreement with thermistor manufacturer, Shibaura. The new agreement adds the Nordic territories and extends the franchise agreement throughout Europe. Under
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04/10/2011
Cooper Bussmann extends partnership with Avnet Abacus
Avnet Abacus, a division of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has announced a pan European distribution agreement with Cooper Bussmann, a global manufacturer of circuit protection, magnetic, connector and
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04/09/2011
Farnell first to stock new Datamate S-Tek from Harwin, the industry's lowest cost, EMI/RFI shielded hi-rel connector
Farnell, the leading multi-channel distributor has announced first stock of Harwin's 2mm Datamate hi-rel connector family in Europe. The connector and SMT board hardware manufacturer's new product
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04/09/2011
Rogers Assists Circuit Designers with Free Impedance Calculator Software
Rogers Corporation is offering the newest version of its simple but powerful Microwave Impedance Calculator, MWI-2010. Available for free download from the company's web site at
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04/08/2011
Wolfson Microelectronics plc has announced that its industry-leading ultra-low power stereo Audio Hub, the WM8962, has been selected by one of the world's leading manufacturers of voice recorders,
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04/08/2011
Avnet Electronics Marketing Executive to Present at High-Tech Forecasting and Planning Summit
The technology supply chain has become a challenging environment, and companies are constantly finding new ways to improve forecasting accuracy and consumer loyalty. Gerry Fay, senior vice president,
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04/08/2011
Avnet Embedded microsite opens the door to Windows® Embedded Server
Avnet Embedded, an Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) company, today announced the extension of its pan-European website, http://www.avnet-embedded.eu, to include a new microsite (www.avnet-embedded.eu/server)
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04/07/2011
Big Solar to Install more than 4MW of SolarEdge Power Harvesting Systems in Greece
SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. a provider of end-to-end Distributed Solar Power Harvesting and monitoring solutions, and Big Solar, a part of the distinguished Bitros Group and a leading provider of
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04/07/2011
Altium Integrates Mouser's Online Electronic Components Database with AltiumLive Engineering Design Software
Mouser Electronics, Inc., a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, has announced a new partnership with Altium which sees live links connecting
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04/07/2011
ABB breaks ground for new high voltage cable factory in North Carolina
North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue and ABB, the global leader in power and automation technology, celebrated the groundbreaking of a new high-voltage cable manufacturing plant in Huntersville today.
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04/04/2011
Digi-Key Corporation Expands Distribution Agreement with Hirose Electric Co., LTD
Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced it has signed a global agreement
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04/04/2011
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) and National Semiconductor (NYSE: NSM) today announced they have signed a definitive agreement under which TI will acquire National for $25 per share
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04/04/2011
Option signs distribution agreement with Avnet Embedded

Alastair Worth, marketing director Wireless and Networking at Avnet Embedded

Avnet Embedded, an Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) company, today announced that it has signed a European agreement covering 17 countries with Option, the wireless technology company, for the distribution
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04/04/2011
Indium Corporation Expands Sales Efforts in Austria
Indium Corporation announces that they have appointed AdoptSMT Europe GmbH as its newest sales channel partner in Austria. AdoptSMT is responsible for distributing Indium's solder products, including
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04/04/2011
Rutronik: 56V UPS modules from Maxwell replacing batteries
Maxwell Technologies is introducing a 56V UPS ultracapacitor module designed specifically to address the short-term ride-through and bridge power requirements of uninterruptible power supply (UPS)
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04/03/2011
Farnell first in Europe to stock Molex EXTreme Power connectors that address high current density, limited space applications
Farnell, the leading multi-channel electronics distributor and a business of global Premier Farnell, has enhanced its range of interconnection products by being the first in Europe to offer the complete
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04/03/2011
Mouser and OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Expand Distribution into Europe
Mouser Electronics, Inc., a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today announces the European expansion of its agreement with OSRAM
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04/02/2011

 



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