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NCSC warns telecom providers ZTE could be security risk

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has issued a warning to the UK telecommunications sector that indicates the use the Chinese state-owned enterprise, ZTE, could lead to security risks.

“It is entirely appropriate and part of NCSC’s duty to highlight potential risks to the UK’s national security and provide advice based on our technical expertise," Dr. Ian Levy, Technical Director of the NCSC, comments. “NCSC assess that the national security risks arising ...

European semi sales in 2017 reached ‘record levels’

Sales of semiconductors reached record levels in the last quarter of 2017, according to European distributor organisation DMASS. Revenues of €2.01billion – 11.6% more than in Q4 2016 – were said to be the largest for Q4 since DMASS was set up, while sales for the whole of 2017 were €8.5bn, 14.6% more than in 2016.

Semiconductor sales see UK distributor figures flat

The latest figures from the Electronic Components Supply Network’s authorised distributor group show monthly billings in December 2017 remained flat compared to the same month in 2016 due to a decline in semiconductor sales. Component sales were also 7% less than November 2017.

Stadium takes ‘significant step’ with Mouser deal

Described as ‘another significant step’ in its strategy to grow new markets, Stadium Group has signed a global distribution deal with Mouser. The deal covers the distribution of Stadium’s standard technology products, including power supplies, HMI modules such as single illuminated capacitive switches, and wireless IoT devices.

IDEA confirms strong European demand for semis

The latest figures from the International Distribution of Electronics Association (IDEA) show demand for semiconductors from European companies continues to grow strongly, with the UK and Ireland making a significant contribution.

Europe demand for semis continues to increase

The European semiconductor industry has reported sales of more than €2billion for the third quarter in a row, according to DMASS. In its latest report, the distribution association notes that sales of semiconductors in Q3 2017 were €2.16bn, 19% more than in the corresponding quarter of 2016.

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