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Mouser Launches New Communications Applications Site

July 28, 2014 – Mouser Electronics, Inc. has unveiled a new Communications Application Site on Mouser.com to inform engineers and customers about the different types of applications within the communications sector. The new site gives all customers, in particular design... (Read more)
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Rochester Increases Intel Inventory

Newburyport, Mass. – Rochester Electronics recently increased its inventory of Intel product by more than five million devices following a massive transfer of chipset products. As an authorized distributor for mature and EOL products from the semiconductor giant, Rochester will... (Read more)
: Distribution, IC/Semi, Microelectronics | |  

Plexus publicly responds to outsourcing charge

NEENAH (WKOW) — Making its first comments related to a 27 News investigation on companies that outsourced jobs after receiving tax credits, the Plexus Corporation put out a press release last Thursday stating it laid off workers in 2012, but... (Read more)
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Farnell element14 adds Vishay AEC-qualified capacitors

AY2 capacitors, from Vishay, are AEC-Q200 qualified and now available from Farnell element14. The X1, Y2 are suitable for AC line filtering, on-board chargers and battery management of e-cars and PHEVs as well as industrial applications. The silver-plated ceramic disc... (Read more)
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Solid second quarter for Celestica

Celestica’s second quarter revenues ended up at USD 1.472 billion, on the high end of the company’s guidance of USD 1.375 to USD 1.475 billion, an increase of 12% sequentially, but a decrease of 2% compared to Q2 2013. The... (Read more)
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Arrow Sales Up 1% in Q2

Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) today reported second-quarter 2014 net income of $127.9 million, or $1.27 per share on a diluted basis, compared with net income of $89.9 million, or $.86 per share on a diluted basis in the second quarter... (Read more)
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Flextronics Develops Innovative Universal Box Build Automation System

MILPITAS, Calif., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Flextronics FLEX -0.92% today announced that it has pioneered the first of its kind Universal Box Build (UBB) system, a fully-automated, state-of-the-art equipment outfitted with Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity via smart sensors, actuators... (Read more)
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Kontron to establish medical competence centre

Kontron AG is to establish a dedicated medical competence centre at its new Technology Campus in Augsburg. The centre will be operational before the end of 2014. “Based on Kontron’s profound ECT expertise, we will concentrate our medical architectural and... (Read more)
: EMS, Medical | |  

Flextronics profit surges as sales climb

Flextronics International Ltd.’s first-quarter profit surged as the company reported higher sales across its four business groups, beating its projections. The Singapore company helps firms move manufacturing of electronics parts and products to Asia. Flextronics shares edged up 0.89% to... (Read more)
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Benchmark Electronics Q2 Profit Grows

(RTTNews.com) – Benchmark Electronics Inc. ( BHE ), a provider of manufacturing services to original equipment manufacturers, Thursday reported a rise in earnings as well as revenues for the second quarter. For the 3-month period, net earnings increased to $22.15... (Read more)
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Tight Jobs Market Sees Digi-Key Expand To Fargo

Digi-Key is ramping up a second fulfilment facility it opened in Fargo, North Dakota a year ago. It is now has 100 employees and is shipping about 10 per cent of Digi-Key’s global orders. It is the first facility outside... (Read more)
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Jabil plans $100M stock buyback

The board of directors of Jabil Circuit Inc. has authorized repurchasing up to $100 million of the company’s stock. The new buyback comes on the heels of a $200 million repurchase of Jabil stock that is expected to be complete... (Read more)
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Building Vendor Relationships in Electronics Distribution

A recent survey conducted by Electronic Purchasing Strategies revealed that electronic purchasing professionals spend an average of nearly 7 hours per week interacting or negotiating with vendors.  This was the most hours of any of one particular task. The survey... (Read more)
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Flextronics International Announces Quarterly Earnings

Flextronics International (NASDAQ:FLEX) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday. The company reported $0.25 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.03, Stock Ratings Network.com reports. The company had revenue of $6.64 billion... (Read more)
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Vishay Honored With 2013 TTI Europe Supplier Excellence Award

MALVERN, Pa., Jul 24, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. VSH -0.27% today announced that the company has received the TTI Supplier Excellence Award for Europe. Vishay is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors and passive... (Read more)
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Flextronics Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2015 Results

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Flextronics FLEX -0.36% , a leading end-to-end supply chain solutions company, today announced results for its first quarter, fiscal 2015 ended June 27, 2014. First Quarter Fiscal 2015 Results of Operations Net sales... (Read more)
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Taiwan server ODMs may benefit from Project Scorpio 2.0

Taiwan-based server ODMs including Quanta Computer, Wistron and Inventec may obtain orders arising from the beginning of Project Scorpio 2.0, the second version of a project to boost low-cost and highly scalable data center infrastructure jointly by China-based Internet service... (Read more)
: Computer, ODM | |  

Benchmark Q2 Sales Up 18%

Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: BHE), a leading integrated contract manufacturing provider, today announced financial results for its second quarter. “We executed very well during the quarter. Our continued focus on operational excellence enabled results for the second quarter to exceed... (Read more)
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Digi-Key Marches On In Europe

The other major geographic markets have made a decent contribution. Asia/Pacific sales have grown 12 to 14 per cent and North America sales are up 8 per cent on the previous year. Digi-Key global sales were $1.55bn in 2013 enough... (Read more)
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WESCO International Achieves Record Quarterly Sales

PITTSBURGH, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC), a leading provider of electrical, industrial, and communications MRO and OEM products, construction materials, and advanced supply chain management and logistics services, announces its 2014 second quarter results. The... (Read more)
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DoD Publishes New Rules to Fight Counterfeit Parts

On May 6, 2014, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) published final DFARS (Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations System) rules1 to eliminate counterfeit parts from the supply chain by shifting the burden of protection onto contractors. The regulation broadly defines “electronic... (Read more)
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Foxconn to set production lines for green handsets

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is planning to establish production lines at plants in Guiyang, China to manufacture handsets using recycled materials in the future, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Currently, Foxconn is focusing on its... (Read more)
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Mouser: The 2014 Vishay Super 12 Featured Products

July 22, 2014 – Mouser Electronics, Inc. is shipping the complete product line of the Vishay Super 12 featured products for 2014 from Vishay Intertechnology. The Super 12 are Vishay’s yearly list of 12 key products boasting new and improved... (Read more)
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Top 10 Distributors 2013/2014

Compared to last year’s forecasts, a positive growth trend has been forecasted for 2014 and 2015, hovering around the three percent mark. This is attributed to the positive global economic conditions for the German export industry. Approximately 300 companies in... (Read more)
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Sanmina Releases Quarterly Earnings Results

Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ:SANM) released its earnings dataon Monday. The company reported $0.53 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.05, AR Network reports. The company had revenue of $1.60 billion for the quarter,... (Read more)
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Kimball Electronics Group Selling Excess Assets

EMS provider Kimball Electronics in Tampa, Florida will be liquidating some of their excess and unused assets utilizing the online auction services of Baja Bid. The bidding for the “SEALED BID” auction will open promptly at 8:00am EST on July... (Read more)
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Distribution Industry Is Growing, Adding Jobs

Washington, DC – Driven by online sales and an improved economy, the U.S. distribution industry is growing, according to the2014 NAW Institute/McGladrey Distribution Monitor. The annual report, presented by the NAW Institute for Distribution Excellence and McGladrey LLP, focused on... (Read more)
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New iPhone to enter mass production this month

(Reuters) – Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, the world’s largest contract manufacturer of electronic goods, will begin mass production of Apple Inc’s next-generation iPhone this month, local media reported Friday. Mass production of a 4.7-inch successor to the... (Read more)
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Taiwan ships over 21M branded and ODM handsets in 2Q14

Taiwan’s shipments of branded and ODM handsets totaled over 21 million in the second quarter of 2014, representing an increase of about 30% on quarter and on year, according to Digitimes Research. Shipments were driven by orders for Sony Xperia... (Read more)
: Data, ODM, Telecom | |  

Foxconn recruiting 100K workers for China factory

Taiwan-based EMS provider Foxconn Electronics is recruiting 100,000 production line workers aged 23-40 for its factory in Zhengzhou City of Henan Province, northern China, mainly for production of Apple’s new iPhone, according to a media report from China. Foxconn recorded... (Read more)
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Flextronics plans to release orders for wearable device components to Taiwan

Singapore-based EMS provider Flextronics International plans to release orders for wearable device components to Taiwan-based makers due to their technological advantages in precision processing compared to China-based makers, according to supply chain sources. Flextronics produces Mac Pro for Apple at... (Read more)
: EMS, Wearable | |  

Outsourcing: A Process, Not a Destination

In an increasingly globalized economy, outsourcing helps medical device manufacturers increase capacity without additional capital investment costs, safeguard their IP, and gain access to new markets. At last year’s MD&M Minneapolis conference, Jack Sandahl, Fellow Commodity Specialist at Boston Scientific,... (Read more)
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Kontron AG opens Japan office

Kontron AG opened a Japan office in Tokyo. In this context, Mr. Satoru Hayashi has been appointed General Manager. Kontron has made the firm commitment to re-enter the Japanese market by establishing a local team. “Japanese companies are focusing increasingly... (Read more)
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Plexus Announces Quarterly Earnings

Plexus Corp. (NASDAQ:PLXS) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday. The company reported $0.74 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.72 by $0.02, StockRatingsNetwork reports. The company had revenue of $620.50 million for the... (Read more)
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Grainger Q2 Sales Up, Net Profit Down

CHICAGO /PRNewswire/ — Grainger (NYSE: GWW) has reported results for the 2014 second quarter which ended June 30, 2014. Sales of $2.5 billion increased 5 percent versus $2.4 billion in the 2013 second quarter. There were 64 selling days in... (Read more)
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Plexus Corp. Reports Q3 Results, including Record Revenue

NEENAH, WI – July 16, 2014 – Plexus Corp. (NASDAQ: PLXS) today announced financial results for its fiscal third quarter ended June 28, 2014. Non-GAAP diluted EPS: $0.74 (including $0.10per share of stock-based compensation expense but excluding $0.03 per share... (Read more)
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Mouser Signs Global Distribution Agreement with Cosel

July 16, 2014 – Mouser Electronics, Inc. has entered into a global distribution agreement with Cosel, one of the world’s leading power supply manufacturers. Cosel’s product portfolio includes high-quality, ultra small size AC‑DC switching supplies, state-of the-art technology DC‑DC converters,... (Read more)
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Avnet Infographic: Market & Technology Trends

Avnet Infographic: Market & Technology Trends July... (Read more)
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Celestica Recognizes Suppliers With 2013 TCOO Awards

TORONTO, June 13, 2014 /CNW/ – Celestica Inc. (NYSE, TSX: CLS), a global leader in the delivery of end-to-end product lifecycle solutions, today announced the winners of its 2013 Total Cost of Ownership (TCOO(TM) ) Supplier Awards. The awards honour... (Read more)
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Samsung cuts off Dongguan Shinyang

Samsung has suspended cooperation with one of its suppliers in China. The electronics giant found evidence that child labour accusations – made by CLW – concerning Dongguan Shinyang – might be true. The full statement, posted on Samsungs blog, reads:... (Read more)
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Sparton Acquires Electronic Manufacturing Technology

Sparton Corporation announces that its wholly owned subsidiary, Sparton eMT, LLC, has acquired Electronic Manufacturing Technology, LLC, (“eMT”) a $25 million revenue business located in Irvine, CA, in an all-cash transaction. “I am excited that eMT’s legacy will continue as... (Read more)
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Anglia Live Upgrade Live Takes On High Service Distys

Anglia has upgraded its Anglia Live sales website in a clear statement of intent to take on the major high service distributors in in Anglia’s chosen UK and Ireland battleground. The Wisbech-based distributor has invested more than £750,000 in the... (Read more)
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Avnet Releases Supply Chain Velocity E-Magazine

PHOENIX – Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, released the newest edition of Avnet Supply Chain Velocity, an e-magazine that focuses on supply chain management in the technology industry to help organizations be more successful and reduce time... (Read more)
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Quanta Computer ships 4.3 million notebooks in June

Quanta Computer shipped 4.3 million notebooks in June, increasing 10.25% on month, and 11.5 million units in the second quarter, rising 9.52% sequentially, according to the company. Quanta Computer on July 10 reported consolidated revenues of NT$71.803 billion (US$2.39 billion)... (Read more)
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Notebook ODMs expect 5-10% growth in 3Q14 shipments

Notebook ODMs expect their shipments to enjoy a sequential growth of 5-10% in the third quarter and have a chance to advance further in the fourth, helping their shipment ratio for the first and second halves of 2014 reach 45:55.... (Read more)
: Computer, Data, ODM | |  

Foxconn June revenues increase

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) on July 10 reported consolidated revenues of NT$316.99 billion (US$10.56 billion) for June, growing 18.3% on month and 4.06% on year. Its consolidated revenues of NT$879.401 billion for the second quarter inched down 0.41%... (Read more)
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Newark element14 Announces Same Day Shipping Guarantee

Chicago, Ill. – Newark element14 announces an industry-leading same day ship guarantee, designed to give customers additional peace of mind as they make purchasing decisions. Under the program, Newark element14 guarantee’s the shipment of in-stock items the same day of the order or... (Read more)
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Foxconn to sign R&D deals with China’s Guizhou province

(Reuters) – Foxconn Technology Group, the world’s biggest electronics component maker, said on Thursday it will sign agreements with China’s Guizhou province to research and develop big data technology and nanotechnology. Foxconn, the major supplier of Apple Inc’s iPhones, has... (Read more)
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IPC Report Highlights Onshoring Trends

Bannockburn, Ill. — A new report in IPC’s series of on-shoring studies, On-Shoring in the North American Electronics Industry: Update on Trends and the Impact on Companies, has been published by IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries®. Presenting data collected by IPC over... (Read more)
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Compal and Wistron to evenly share Dell consumer notebook orders for 2015

Dell has reportedly already finished the request for quotation (RFQ) process for its consumer notebook orders for 2015 with Compal Electronics and Wistron each landing half of the volume, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Notebook vendors normally... (Read more)
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