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Mouser Electronics Creates Partnership with SamacSys

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Berkshire Hathaway’s Mouser Electronics has announced a new partnership with SamacSys, a global leader in electronic component library solutions.

Under the new partnership Mouser will provide its customers with a range of free design resources including PCB footprints, schematic symbols, and 3D models for more than 1.1 million components.

These design resources work seamlessly with top engineering CAD systems, including Cadence, Altium and other programs. The new service will be available free to Mouser customers around the world on millions of Mouser’s product detail pages featuring components from leading manufacturers.

More importantly, SamacSys will fully support all of Mouser’s new product introductions, giving engineers access to a current, high-quality library of PCB footprints, schematic symbols, and 3D models for the newest available components.

“Mouser is excited to collaborate with SamacSys by adding these new advanced engineering resources to our extensive selection of components for our customers,” said Hayne Shumate, Mouser’s Senior Vice President of Internet Business. “Answering the technical needs of our customers is always top of mind at Mouser. We are constantly looking for ways to help engineers and buyers save time and get to market faster, whether it’s selecting, purchasing or designing. We look forward to a great partnership with SamacSys.”

“Being chosen by Mouser to provide ECAD Models to their customers is an exciting partnership for us,” said Alex MacDougall, Managing Director at SamacSys. “Mouser is recognized by many as the favored platform for electronic components. Combining this with our design assets will help more engineers create their electronic products in less time. The initial reaction from the engineering community has been incredibly positive, and we’re looking forward to our continued collaboration with Mouser.”

Finding PCB footprints, schematic symbols and 3d models and incorporating them can be a frustrating and time-consuming process. Together Mouser and SamacSys answer the decades-old problem of easy access to high-quality PCB library content, for every component and every engineer. The goal is to speed time to market by ensuring quality and trustworthy libraries are available to all, with seamless integration into engineers’ existing PCB design tools.

A global leader in component library solutions, SamacSys has over 100,000 users in more than 180 countries; its customers range from individual makers to professional engineers to international brands.

With its broad product line 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 Signs Global Distribution Agreement With Virtium Solid State Storage and Memory

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Virtium Solid State Storage and Memory, a leading provider of solid-state drive (SSD) and memory solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) markets, today announced a global distribution agreement with Berkshire Hathaway’s Mouser Electronics, the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components. Virtium’s portfolio of SSD and memory solutions — including StorFly® and TuffDrive® SSDs, vtView® SSD software, and DDR memory modules — are now available through the global distributor’s website, Mouser.com.

“Mouser is a premier name in global distribution, enabling manufacturers such as Virtium to efficiently reach and support customers domestically and internationally with advanced technology solutions,” said Michael Nilsson, senior vice president of worldwide sales at Virtium. “We’re looking forward to our relationship with Mouser serving existing customers and generating new ones for Virtium’s SSD, memory and software solutions.”

The distribution agreement extends the global reach of Virtium industrial SSD, IIoT storage, SSD utility software, and industrial-embedded memory designed to satisfy the storage and memory demands of wide-ranging market segments — communications, energy, industrial automation, medical, networking, smart cities, transportation, and video/signage.

The StorFly and TuffDrive line features SSDs for extreme conditions — common in embedded and IIoT storage applications — through industrial temperature (I-Temp) support, which allows the drives to withstand temperatures from minus 40 to 85 degrees Celsius. These industrial SSDs include vtGuard™ technology for added power-fail protection against data loss, which can be accessed by Virtium’s vtView® software. Virtium’s vtSecure® suite, developed for enhanced data protection, includes optional AES256 self-encrypting drive (SED) and secure-erase technology, integrated directly into drives. Virtium’s vtView industrial-embedded SSD software enables original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to retrieve time- and temperature-based SSD usage information. Reflecting their ability to deliver the longest product life storage, StorFly and TuffDrive SSDs carry three- or five-year warranties.

Spanning a range of densities and form factors, Virtium’s DDR and SDRAM industrial memory modules are designed to meet the mission-critical, extreme temperatures, high-reliability and long-life requirements for the most demanding embedded designs. The company’s extensive engineering expertise enables it to deliver very-low-profile memory in the highest density and smallest form factors possible.

With its broad product line and unsurpassed customer service, 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.

© 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 Becomes First Authorized Distributor to Receive AS6496 Accreditation for Strong Anti-Counterfeit Measures

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Berkshire Hathaway’s Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor, has received accreditation to AS6496, making it the industry’s first authorized distributor to be accredited with the aerospace industry’s high standard for anti-counterfeit measures in authorized electronic component distribution.

Mouser received this accreditation from the Performance Review Institute (PRI), as part of the Counterfeit Avoidance Accreditation Program (CAAP). The CAAP audit was based on audit criteria (AC7403) created jointly by PRI, the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) and aerospace OEM representatives.

The AS6496 aerospace standard sets requirements for the avoidance, detection, mitigation and disposition of counterfeit products in the authorized distribution supply chain. This international standard requires authorized distributors to have a counterfeit mitigation policy and a counterfeit electronics parts control plan. AS6496 is geared for all industries and individuals looking to reduce the risk of counterfeit electronic parts entering the supply chain.

“By becoming accredited to AS6496, Mouser demonstrates that we are committed to providing customers with only authorized, genuine components,” said Chuck Amsden, Mouser Electronics’ Vice President of Quality. “At Mouser, we can provide full traceability to the manufacturer on everything we sell. From sales to shipping, Mouser is committed to providing our customers with the right product, on time, every time. Our mission is to be the source most preferred by engineers and buyers to design, prototype, test and manufacture electronics.”

Mouser is also registered to AS9100D, ISO 9001:2015, and ANSI/ESD S20.20-2014, the industry’s gold standards for quality, control, and electrostatic discharge (ESD).

Registration to these standards lets customers know that Mouser is an authorized distributor of the highest quality components by providing traceability, risk management, process control, customer support, product availability and document control.

With growing concerns over counterfeit parts entering the supply chain, Mouser customers can order with confidence knowing that Mouser has rigorous processes in place to mitigate the risk of counterfeit products penetrating its inventory.

With its broad product line and unsurpassed customer service, 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.

© 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 Signs Distribution Agreement with Samtec

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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 announced a global distribution agreement with Samtec, a leader in the electronic interconnect industry and a global manufacturer of connectors, cables, optics and RF systems. Through the agreement, Mouser now stocks the full line of Samtec products, including high-speed board-to-board, connectors, cables, and optics.

“Samtec is renowned for its high-quality, reliable and innovative interconnect solutions,” said Jeff Newell, Senior Vice President of Products at Mouser Electronics. “We are excited to now offer Samtec’s products to our customers around the world and look forward to a mutually successful partnership.”

“Mouser is a proven leader in the industry, and we are proud to announce this distribution agreement,” said Ashley Quinlan, Strategic Marketing Director at Samtec. “Mouser recognizes that Samtec is a different type of supplier when it comes to offering bleeding edge technology with incredibly short lead times and on-time delivery rates, and their strategies have shown a commitment to bringing our product breadth to their customers.”

© 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 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.

© 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 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.

© 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 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.”

© 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 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.

© 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.

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.

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