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Rapid Electronics delivers Winstar’s E-paper modules Anyone who has read an e-book will know how impressive the digital reading experience is. This is made possible by E-Paper technology – electrophoretic display modules. A range of new Winstar E–Paper modules, with 6 and 10 segment variations are now available from Rapid Electronics. Electrophoretic display modules (EPD) operate through reflected rather than emitted light, designed to mimic the appearance of ordinary ink on paper. Flexible, durable and impact resistant, these Winstar modules have an extremely long lifetime, with the ability to be updated up to 1 million times. Featuring high whiteness, high contrast ratio and bistability, the modules do not need power to retain an image. Rapid Electronics www.rapidonline.com/e-paper Mouser signs worldwide distribution agreement with Altera for programmable logic Mouser Electronics, Inc., signs a worldwide distribution agreement with Altera Corporation which will see Mouser become an authorized global distributor of Altera FPGAs, CPLDs, development tools, intellectual property cores and development kits. Mouser gives design engineers fast, easy access to the widest range of semiconductor technologies. Mouser’s distribution agreement with Altera boosts the Mouser catalog of products and expands the availability of leading-edge programmable solutions from Altera to designers around the world. Mouser will distribute Altera’s full range of products to customers in a variety of end markets, including communications, broadcast, automotive, industrial, compute and storage, test and measurement, military and medical. Mouser’s Web site will also provide design engineers easy online access to Altera technical documentation for ease-of-design and increased productivity. Mouser Electronics, Inc. www.mouser.com/altera/ Arrow Electronics launches EMEA connector assembly facility Arrow Electronics has opened a new connector assembly facility for its component customers in EMEA. Situated in Venlo, Netherlands, the operation will support companies in the aerospace, defence and industrial sectors with made-toorder connectors and assemblies. The facility is qualified to ISO9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and IECQ-CECC and can support standardized and customized configurations. Special handling, packaging, labelling, bar coding, kitting and control documentation is also available. Arrow Electronics www.arroweurope.com Distec offers customized TFT display shapes and sizes for digital signage German specialist for TFT-LCD flat screens and systems, Distec broadens its product platform with digital signage solutions in new and unique formats. Customized width-to-height ratios are now possible with horizontal and vertical alignment. The company now offers triangles and other eyecatching formats for point-of-sales usage. It can accommodate small format requests. Additional applications for ultra-widescreen displays include way-finding for public transportation or shopping areas and menu boards for fast food and quick service restaurants (QSR). Any TFT display with a removable frame and mechanism can be customized but edge LED backlight is favoured. The laser technology cuts and seals the LCD coating in one simple step, allowing for pixel-perfect cuts with no degradation of image quality. Distec www.distec.de Avnet Abacus supports SILICA agreement with Philips Lumileds for lighting solutions Avnet Abacus has started stocking a comprehensive range of power, interconnect, thermal management, device control and protection components designed specifically for solid-state lighting applications. The products complement and support the LED lighting portfolio of SILICA, another business unit of Avnet Electronics Marketing, which announced a pan- European franchise agreement with Philips Lumileds, a leading manufacturer of high-power LEDs. With the combined product portfolios of Avnet Abacus and SILICA, customers have access to a complete range of components for their solid-state lighting applications. Avnet Abacus www.avnet-abacus.eu CUI and Future Electronics sign global distribution agreement CUI Inc, a subsidiary of CUI Global, has signed a global distribution agreement with Future Electronics, enabling the distributor to begin a phased rollout of products from CUI’s Power and Components groups with stock available immediately for many items. “We are very pleased to be launching the CUI franchise,” said Jodie Metsos, Vice President of Corporate Product Marketing for Future Electronics. “Their line of Power Supplies and board level components has had a tremendous amount of interest from our sales and engineering teams and most importantly, our customers. We see a very positive outlook for the Future/CUI partnership.” Future Electronics www.FutureElectronics.com www.electronics-eetimes.com Electronic Engineering Times Europe February 2013 49


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