All Entries in the Category : End Markets

Instron Releases New TestProfiler Module

The new TestProfiler offers unprecedented flexibility in setting up automated product reliability tests that mimic the functional use of the product being tested.

: Industrial |

GE to acquire Oceaneering’s Electric Actuator Product Line

The product line goes to market under the Oceaneering Subsea All Electric and Ifokus brand, which specializes in the design and manufacturing of specialty subsea products, with a focus on electric valve actuators. The closing of the deal—subject to the standard regulatory approvals—is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2015.

: Industrial |

Visteon to Sell Ownership Interest in Halla Visteon JV

VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich., Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell its approximately 70 percent ownership interest in Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp. (HVCC) to an affiliate of Hahn & Company – a South Korea-based private equity company – and Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. for approximately $3.6 billion or 52,000 KRW/share.

: Auto/Trans

Philips buys medical-device maker Volcano

Dutch conglomerate Royal Philips NV is paying $1.2 billion to buy medical-device maker Volcano Corp., which was founded in Rancho Cordova.

: Medical, Telecom |

Murata launches DC-DC converters

Murata has announced a series of single output digitally controlled 500 and 600 Watt DC-DC converters.

: Industrial |

3D Systems Announces ProX 500 Plus

3D Systems (Rock Hill, SC) has announced its fastest fab-grade Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) system, the ProX 500 Plus. Building upon last year’s ProX 500 release, the ProX 500 Plus has upgraded speeds, higher print resolution and an expanded range of engineered composite materials. Parts from ProX-series SLS printers exhibit long-lasting, fab-grade durability and functionality as well as smooth surface finish. Features

: Industrial

Automotive Electronics Prompt New Supply Chain Challenges

The continued growth in the number of components used by automotive manufacturers has spotlighted new opportunities for component distributors. There are many positives to the increased penetration of electronics in automobiles including improved safety, better fuel efficiency, navigation and infotainment.

: Articles, Auto/Trans