Kickstarter launches tools for creators, because hardware is hard

Kickstarter and its crowdfunding brethren have played a pivotal role in the hardware revolution of the past decade. But even now that developers have a wide range of democratizing tools at their dispo

Avnet To Acquire Bell Microproducts In Deal Valued At $594 Million

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/avnet-bell.png" class="shot2" /> <a href="http://www.avnet.com/">Avnet</a>, a publicly listed global distributor of electronic parts, enterpr