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Mouser Electronics Adds Leading Global Supplier of Memory Solutions

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Berkshire Hathaway’s Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, today announces it has signed a global distribution agreement with Micron Technology, a world leader in innovative memory solutions that transform how the world uses information.

With the agreement, Mouser adds a key memory technology manufacturer to its portfolio, serving its customers worldwide with Micron’s industry-leading solutions.

Backed by 40 years of technology leadership, Micron products target a broad array of applications in the computing, networking, data, server, mobile, embedded, consumer, automotive, and industrial markets.

“We are very excited to have the opportunity to distribute Micron’s extensive portfolio of high-quality memory solutions to our customers across the globe,” said Jeff Newell, Senior Vice President of Products at Mouser Electronics. “By adding Micron to the Mouser line card, we are providing the design engineering community with proven solutions from a recognized leader in the industry.”

Mouser is now stocking the full breadth of Micron memory products, including NAND, DRAM and DRAM modules, multi-chip packages, and Hybrid Memory Cubes based on through-silicon via (TSV) technology. The Micron portfolio available from Mouser also includes products that incorporate 3D XPoint technology, a new class of nonvolatile memory with 1,000 times lower latency than NAND.

Mouser strives to empower innovation among design engineers and buyers by delivering advanced technologies. Mouser stocks the world’s widest selection of the latest semiconductors and electronic components for the newest design projects.

Mouser Electronics’ website is continually updated and offers advanced search methods to help customers quickly locate inventory. Mouser.com also houses data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, and engineering tools.

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Disclosure: David Mazor is a freelance writer focusing on Berkshire Hathaway. The author is long in Berkshire Hathaway, and this article is not a recommendation on whether to buy or sell the stock. The information contained in this article should not be construed as personalized or individualized investment advice. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Mouser Electronics Adds Suppliers

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Berkshire Hathaway’s Mouser Electronics has added more than 25 new suppliers year-to-date to its already vast line card of over 700 suppliers. With an already extensive portfolio of products and suppliers across the board, the additional suppliers bolster the product choices for Mouser’s unique design engineer customer base and component buyers/procurement agents.

The suppliers added so far in 2018 represent the major electronic product categories including semiconductors, embedded modules, optoelectronics, passives, interconnects and wire/cable assemblies, electromechanical, power, test and measurement, and tools.

In 2017, Mouser added over 30 new suppliers in the embedded space alone. Over one third of these make some sort of IoT prototype board, allowing customers to quickly begin working with IoT components such as sensors, wireless communication and low power processing.

“Mouser is uniquely focused on offering our customers the industry’s widest selection of the newest products and technologies from a broad range of the leading electronic component manufacturers,” said Jeff Newell, Mouser Electronics’ Senior Vice President of Products. “Adding this significant number of new suppliers reinforces Mouser’s reputation as a one-stop shop for all the board-level components and associated development tools necessary for total project design, as well as delivering a faster time-to-market for engineers and buyers.”

The additions span across all product categories, with special emphasis on the embedded sector as the global authorized distributor strengthens its focus on the Internet of Things (IoT). Among the new embedded additions are Altitude Technology, Doodle Labs, Espressif Systems, Gumstix, NewAE Technology, and Sierra Monitor, as well as power, connector and semiconductor suppliers Advanced Energy and Tronics.

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Disclosure: David Mazor is a freelance writer focusing on Berkshire Hathaway. The author is long in Berkshire Hathaway, and this article is not a recommendation on whether to buy or sell the stock. The information contained in this article should not be construed as personalized or individualized investment advice. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Mouser Electronics Recognized with More Than 25 Top Awards for Excellence

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Berkshire Hathaway’s Mouser Electronics has received over 25 top business awards from its supplier partners for exemplary performance during 2017.

Suppliers cited many criteria for the honors, including double-digit growth, fastest new product introductions (NPIs), breadth of inventory, best-in-class global marketing campaigns, customer growth, global expansion and commitment to teamwork.

“It is very rewarding to be recognized by our supplier partners, who share our mission of delivering the newest technologies and providing best-in-class customer service,” said Jeff Newell, Senior Vice President of Products at Mouser Electronics. “These awards honor the outstanding teamwork we share with these valued supplier partners.”

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Disclosure: David Mazor is a freelance writer focusing on Berkshire Hathaway. The author is long in Berkshire Hathaway, and this article is not a recommendation on whether to buy or sell the stock. The information contained in this article should not be construed as personalized or individualized investment advice. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Mouser Electronics Named Global High Service Distributor of the Year by TE Connectivity

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TE Connectivity recently honored Berkshire Hathaway’s Mouser Electronics with the 2017 Global High Service Distributor of the Year and the 2017 Customer Expansion Awards for Americas and EMEA regions.

The top distribution award, presented at the recent Electronics Distribution Show (EDS) in Las Vegas, recognized Mouser’s performance based on sales growth, market share growth, customer growth and business plan performance.

“I am proud to recognize Mouser Electronics for the impact they have on our mutual customers,” said Joan Wainwright, President of Channel and Customer Experience at TE. “Mouser has a long track record of achievement with TE, receiving TE’s Global High Service Distributor of the Year Award for five straight years. Mouser accomplished this through record sales in all regions and growing their TE customer base by 11 percent.”

“Mouser is greatly honored to receive this prestigious award, and we’d like to thank TE for recognizing the outstanding efforts of our teams around the world,” said Glenn Smith, Mouser Electronics’ President and CEO. “TE is an industry leader and a valued business partner. We look forward to our continued mutual success.”

Mouser also received TE’s 2017 AMER and EMEA Customer Expansion Awards at the recent TE Distribution Summit. Mouser successfully grew its TE business through continued strategic inventory investments, SKU count expansion, and global marketing initiatives that support the engineering needs of customers worldwide.

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Disclosure: David Mazor is a freelance writer focusing on Berkshire Hathaway. The author is long in Berkshire Hathaway, and this article is not a recommendation on whether to buy or sell the stock. The information contained in this article should not be construed as personalized or individualized investment advice. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Advanced Energy Signs Distribution Agreement with Mouser Electronics

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Advanced Energy Industries, Inc., a global leader in precision power conversion, has signed a global distribution agreement with Berkshire Hathaway’s Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components.

Advanced Energy (AE) will partner with Mouser to connect global customers with AE’s power portfolio, including high-voltage and thermal products.

Mouser Electronics is an award-winning, authorized semiconductor and electronic component distributor focused on rapid New Product Introductions from its manufacturing partners for electronic design engineers and buyers.

“This agreement will enhance the customer NPI experience and enable customers to access and source our power technology solutions 24/7,” said Greg Provenzano, senior vice president of sales and corporate marketing at Advanced Energy. “Mouser’s specialization in rapid introduction of new products to engineers and support for the design community in all stages of their design makes them a great partner for Advanced Energy as we expand our footprint in industrial applications worldwide.”

“This partnership with Advanced Energy bolsters our commitment to providing the latest products and technologies to our customers worldwide,” said Jeff Newell, Mouser Electronics’ senior vice president of products. “We look forward to providing engineers and buyers worldwide with AE’s innovative power solutions, backed by Mouser’s unsurpassed customer service and best-in-class logistics.”

Customers that require precision high voltage or temperature measurement and control solutions can now quickly and easily identify, select and order Advanced Energy specialty power products — including HiTek Power®, UltraVolt®, Onyx®, and Thyro product lines — to satisfy proof-of-concept testing and final production designs.

AE’s HiTek Power products offer a portfolio of high voltage and custom-built power conversion products ranging from 100V to 500kV designed to meet the demanding requirements of OEMs worldwide.

The high voltage UltraVolt line includes power supplies and modules ranging from benchtop and rack mount systems to microsize PCB-mount modules. Its standard DC-to-DC product line consists of over 1,500 models, which can be combined with accessories and options to create thousands of product configurations.

As part of AE’s thermal portfolio, the Onyx series of pyrometers, built specifically for the most demanding industrial applications, provide high accuracy, repeatability and reliability in optical temperature measurement. The series is ideally suited for a wide variety of industrial materials, such as steel, non-ferrous metals, graphites, silicon carbon (SiC), carbon fiber and ceramics during critical thermal processing.

AE’s thermal portfolio also includes digital SCR power control modules for electrical heating applications. The Thyro-Family of power controllers offer remarkable flexibility, exacting control accuracy and advanced automation capabilities for thermal processes across a broad range of industries worldwide. The complete series includes options from 8 to 2900 A, up to 690 V, single-, dual-, and three-phase, with a wide selection of communication interfaces.

© 2018 David Mazor

Disclosure: David Mazor is a freelance writer focusing on Berkshire Hathaway. The author is long in Berkshire Hathaway, and this article is not a recommendation on whether to buy or sell the stock. The information contained in this article should not be construed as personalized or individualized investment advice. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Mouser Electronics Opens Canada Location

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Berkshire Hathaway’s Mouser Electronics has opened its first Canadian Customer Service Center, located in Kitchener-Waterloo in the Ontario technology corridor.

The new customer service center will support local electronic design engineers, buyers and hardware innovators, helping them to locate the newest products for their designs.

Mouser now has 23 offices worldwide, including five locations in North America.

Mouser’s first customer service center in Canada will be housed at Catalyst137, the world’s largest IoT manufacturing space.

Located in the heart of Canada’s technology triangle, Catalyst137 provides the facilities and services to help innovators improve their products’ launch-to-market time. Mouser’s Canadian team members will be onsite to personally assist with orders, answer technical questions and field local and regional customer calls from across Canada.

“We are very excited about the Catalyst137 development and see our local presence here as an important contribution to this vibrant ecosystem for innovation, design and manufacturing,” states Coby Kleinjan, Mouser’s Vice President of Americas Customer Service and Sales. “We look forward to the opportunity to serve our Canadian customers with best-in-class local service and fast delivery of the newest products and leading technologies from over 700 manufacturers. Our new center will provide easy, one-stop shopping to give them a time-to-market advantage.

© 2018 David Mazor

Disclosure: David Mazor is a freelance writer focusing on Berkshire Hathaway. The author is long in Berkshire Hathaway, and this article is not a recommendation on whether to buy or sell the stock. The information contained in this article should not be construed as personalized or individualized investment advice. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Mouser Electronics Inks Distribution Deal with InvenSense

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Berkshire Hathaway’s Mouser Electronics has signed a global distribution agreement with InvenSense, a TDK Group company and a leading provider of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensor platforms. InvenSense provides solutions that combine MEMS sensors with proprietary algorithms and firmware to intelligently process, synthesize, and calibrate the output of sensors, maximizing performance and accuracy.

InvenSense’s motion tracking, audio and location platforms and services are ideal for mobile, wearables, smart home, industrial, automotive, and Internet of Things (IoT) products.

“This global agreement with InvenSense continues our commitment to providing the latest in MEMS sensors,” said Kristin Schuetter, Vice President, Supplier Management, Mouser Electronics. “Design engineers will have easy access to InvenSense’s world-class portfolio of MEMS devices and evaluation tools, backed by Mouser’s unsurpassed customer service and best-in-class logistics.”

“With Mouser Electronics as a global channel partner, InvenSense can better support our customers and enhance our worldwide distribution network,” said Dan Goehl, Vice President, Worldwide Sales, InvenSense. “By capitalizing on Mouser’s excellent supply-chain services and support, we can expand our global presence and get our products into the hands of design engineers even quicker.”

The InvenSense product line, available at Mouser Electronics, includes a range of MEMS audio and motion devices. The ICS‐52000 is a bottom port, low-noise microphone with a 24-bit time-division multiplexed (TDM) digital output. This complete microphone solution is ideal for microphone arrays and can support up to 16 synchronized microphones on one data line, which can significantly reduce the cost and complexity of the audio signal chain.

Mouser is also stocking three series of InvenSense’s MotionTracking™ devices. The ICM-20602 high-performance 6-axis MEMS MotionTracking device combines a 3-axis gyroscope and a 3-axis accelerometer in a small 3.0 × 3.0 × 0.75 mm package. The device offers gyroscope sensitivity error of ±1 percent, and includes a 1 kByte FIFO to reduce traffic on the serial bus interface and to minimize system power consumption.

The ICM-20648 6-axis MEMS MotionTracking device features an onboard Digital Motion Processor™ (DMP), which offloads computation of motion processing algorithms from the host processor to improve system power performance. The ICM-20648 is a 3-axis gyroscope and a 3-axis accelerometer in a small 3.0 × 3.0 × 0.9 mm package. Tuned for wrist-worn wearables, the ICM-20648 includes step count, activity classifier, and Bring-to-See (B2S) gesture applications.

The ultra-low-power ICM-20948 9-axis MEMS MotionTracking device offers a 3-axis gyroscope, 3-axis accelerometer, and 3-axis compass integrated in a 3.0 × 3.0 × 1.0 mm, 24-pin QFN package. The device runs at just 2.65 mW and includes an on-chip DMP and run-time calibration firmware to enable designers to eliminate the costly and complex selection, qualification, and system-level integration of discrete devices.

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Disclosure: David Mazor is a freelance writer focusing on Berkshire Hathaway. The author is long in Berkshire Hathaway, and this article is not a recommendation on whether to buy or sell the stock. The information contained in this article should not be construed as personalized or individualized investment advice. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Mouser Electronics Signs Global Agreement with ITT Cannon

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Berkshire Hathaway’s Mouser Electronics, and authorized semiconductor and electronic component distributor, has signed a global distribution agreement with ITT Cannon, a world leader in the design and manufacture of highly reliable and innovative connector and interconnect products serving military and commercial customers in the aerospace and defense, medical, energy, transportation, and industrial markets.

Mouser is excited to offer our customers this broad assortment of interconnect solutions from ITT Cannon,” said Krystal Jackson, Vice President, Supplier Management at Mouser. “ITT Cannon has a rich history of designing and manufacturing reliable connectors, earning a reputation for innovation and quality.”

“We are eager to launch our partnership with Mouser,” said Anh Phan, Vice President of Global Sales at ITT Cannon. “Mouser’s attention to detail, cutting-edge products, and responsive customer service makes them a perfect partner for ITT Cannon. This partnership offers another excellent channel for customers to procure our products quickly, anywhere and at any time.”

© 2017 David Mazor

Disclosure: David Mazor is a freelance writer focusing on Berkshire Hathaway. The author is long in Berkshire Hathaway, and this article is not a recommendation on whether to buy or sell the stock. The information contained in this article should not be construed as personalized or individualized investment advice. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Mouser Electronics and Macnica Announce New Japan Strategic Partnership

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Berkshire Hathaway’s Mouser Electronics, Inc. and Macnica, Inc. have announced a new strategic partnership to deliver the highest levels of service and support to Japanese design engineers.

With the partnership, Macnica and Mouser are introducing a new co-branded website.

Macnica is the leading Japanese semiconductor distributor focused on offering technical support and the continuous advancement of its technological capabilities. Macnica has been successfully differentiated its position in the market by focusing on design in activities since its inception in 1972. Its geographical expansions to Asia, EU, and Americas started in 2008 to develop business with local customers beyond Japan.

Mouser is the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with an e-commerce model that makes it easy for engineers and buyers to find engineering quantities of the newest products for their designs. In addition, Mouser offers instant availability of both development tools and semiconductor products from the leading manufacturers.

“The online business has become increasingly important to our business. Mouser is a world-class e-commerce company focused on engineering quantities and new product introductions,” said Kiyoshi Nakashima, President and CEO of Macnica. “This joint partnership with Mouser will allow us to better serve our customers by offering an online presence combined with vast inventory, world-class fulfillment and Macnica’s technical support. We look forward to offering new value to Japanese customers and supporting them throughout their design cycle challenges.”

Through the partnership, customers in Japan can speed time-to-market by taking advantage of Macnica’s and Mouser’s complementary distribution models. Mouser will handle new product content and engineering quantities for prototype development, while Macnica will focus on volume distribution and technical support for engineers across Japan.

“We are excited to partner with Macnica and leverage our e-commerce and NPI expertise to serve engineering customers in Japan,” said Glenn Smith, Mouser President and CEO. “We will be able to maximize our strengths for mutual benefit and serve Japanese engineers with the highest levels of service while increasing our brand presence in this important market.”

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Disclosure: David Mazor is a freelance writer focusing on Berkshire Hathaway. The author is long in Berkshire Hathaway, and this article is not a recommendation on whether to buy or sell the stock. The information contained in this article should not be construed as personalized or individualized investment advice. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.