Arrow Inspires Channel Partners at Big Data Symposium

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep. 15, 2014– Arrow Electronics, Inc.’s (NYSE:ARW) Big Data Symposium, held at the Ritz-Carlton Resort at Amelia Island, Fla., last week, brought together over 60 Arrow partners and 12 suppliers to inspire leadership through growth and transformation in... (Read more)
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Sypris Electronics, MC Assembly, Tetrad Selling Excess Assets

EMS providers Sypris Electronics, MC Assembly, Tetrad Electronics and others will be liquidating some of their excess and unused assets utilizing the online auction services of Baja Bid. The bidding for the auction will open promptly at 8:00am EST on... (Read more)
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Live Electronics Seals GT Contact Deal

Specialist e-mech distributor Live Electronics has been appointed as authorised UK distributor by GT Contact, a connector manufacturer specialising in IP67/68 sealed products. GT Contact manufactures high quality waterproof connectors, sealed USB connectors and related products. All products provide sealing... (Read more)
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OEO Design Expands Its Operations to North America

Flint, MI, September 12, 2014 –– OEO Design Inc. with operations in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Western Europe has announced plans of expanding their operations to North America. Ariel Huang, Director of PR and Marketing for OEO Design, announced that... (Read more)
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Onshoring Continues to Gain Ground

The talk has ended and the deeds have started: Global companies are choosing a new location for low-cost manufacturing — North America. That’s the big news in IPC’s third-annual report, “OnShoring in the North American Electronics Industry.” The significant change... (Read more)
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Foxconn reports slight sequential revenue gains for August

Foxconn Electronics has reported revenues of NT$275.08 billion (US$9.18 billion) for August, up 5.71% sequentially but down 1.91% on year. For the first eight months of 2014, revenues totaled NT$2.29 trillion, edging up 0.5% from a year earlier. Foxconn pointed... (Read more)
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Compal, Wistron August notebook shipments up sequentially

ODMs Compal Electronics and Wistron saw August shipments of 3.9 million notebooks up on month by 8.3% and 1.8 million units by 5.9% respectively, while fellow maker Inventec shipped 1.4 million units, dropping 6.7%, according to the companies. In addition,... (Read more)
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ITL Circuits updates with Orbotech equipment

Orbotech’s North American subsidiary, Orbotech Inc. informs that ITL Circuits, has purchased Orbotechs Paragon 9800 laser direct imaging (LDI) system. ITL Circuits is a privately held PCB manufacturer in Canada which previously has chosen Orbotechs production systems. Investing in digital... (Read more)
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Allied Electronics announce AS9102A certification

Allied Electronics, a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), announced today that they have received their AS9102A certification. AS9120A is a quality management standard specifically designed to enhance and preserve the integrity of the supply chain for stocking distributors who supply... (Read more)
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What’s next for Jabil

Jabil Circuit Inc. CEO Mark Mondello is giving a peek at his acquisition wish list. Global challenges present growth opportunities for Jabil, Mondello told IndustryWeek. “Macro areas that we think have good growth potential over the next 6 to 8... (Read more)
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Rocket EMS Ramps Up Cleaning Capabilities

Rocket EMS Inc., a Silicon Valley-based full-service EMS supplier, today announced that it has installed three new cleaning systems from Aqua Klean Systems. Rocket EMS installed a Typhoon T-8 Chemistry Zero-Discharge Cleaner, T15 Water Soluble Cleaner and DI Recirculating System.... (Read more)
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Automation: the ‘Do or Die’ of Multi-Channel Distribution

Automation may be the single most important issue for distributors across the country as they tackle the escalating costs associated with multi-channel distribution. A few years ago, analysts predicted that the new realities of multi-channel distribution were bound to trigger... (Read more)
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Avnet Recognized by Gartner as Top 10 High Tech Co

Phoenix – Global technology distributor Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) has been named among the top 10 high-tech companies from the “2014 Gartner Supply Chain Top 25: High Tech.”[1] Avnet is the only distributor to be recognized on the top 10 list of... (Read more)
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Maxwell ultracapacitor cells for high shock environments

Richardson RFPD has announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a new ultracapacitor cell from Maxwell Technologies. The new 2.85V, 3400F BCAP3400P285K04 is Maxwell’s latest addition to its K2 Series and increases the range of available specific power... (Read more)
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MC Assembly, Tetrad Electronics, Sypris And Others Selling Excess Assets

EMS providers MC Assembly, Tetrad Electronics, Sypris and others will be liquidating some of their excess and unused assets utilizing the online auction services of Baja Bid. The bidding for the auction will open promptly at 8:00am EST on September... (Read more)
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NATEL EMS wins Gold Stevie® Award in 2014 International Business Awards

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – NATEL EMS was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the “Fastest Growing Company of the Year in Canada and the U.S.A.” category of the 11th Annual International Business Awards. The awards... (Read more)
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Foxconn looking to expand investments in Shanxi, China in 2014

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is looking to invest over CNY5 billion (US$813.82 million) in Shanxi province, China in 2014. Foxconn currently has two production hubs in the province and has already invested almost CNY20 billion there, according to... (Read more)
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Cirtronics to Exhibit at AdvaMed 2014

MILFORD, N.H., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Cirtronics Corporation, a leader in providing Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) for 35 years, is pleased to announce its plans to exhibit (Booth #314) at AdvaMed 2014, the leading MedTech Conference in North America.  AdvaMed 2014... (Read more)
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A Single Inventory for Both ‘Bricks & Clicks’?

The trends favor a centralized inventory under one roof, but the question whether it is the most effective response to the challenges of multi-channel distribution persists. Facing pressure to manage escalating costs while fulfilling an increasing number of multi-channel orders,... (Read more)
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Apple Supplier in China Accused of Violations

An Apple supplier in China is violating safetyClass X capacitors are used in “across-the-line” applications where their failure would not lead to electric shock. Class X safety caps are used between the “live” wires carrying the incoming AC current. In... (Read more)
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Next-Shoring: New Frontier for Manufacturing?

he manufacturing industry is changing how it operates. In many ways, it’s not unlike changes we’veVolumetric Efficiency seen before. Manufacturers have always focused on being close to suppliers and customers. To accomplish this, and to produce enough inexpensive products to... (Read more)
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SiliconExpert Updates Electronic Component Database

Santa Clara, Calif.– SiliconExpert Technologies, the leading provider of electronic component management tools and solutions announces its largest data release yet, increasing the number of electronic components it carries, the number of engineers behind the data and total manufacturers captured in... (Read more)
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Foxconn could migrate from iPhones to electric cars

TAIPEI — Foxconn Technology Group Chairman Terry Gou said on Wednesday that his company is willing to help China’s Shaanxi Province develop an electric car industry. Foxconn, a key assembler for the consumer goods giant Apple in the U.S., has... (Read more)
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TTI VP Total Quality to Speak at SAE 2014

Fort Worth, Tex. – TTI, Inc. global distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components, has announced that Kevin Sink, TTI Vice President Total Quality will participate as a key note speaker at the upcoming SAE 2014 Aerospace Systems and... (Read more)
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IMI eyes new EMS model to fuel growth

Laguna, Philippines-based Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc. (IMI), announced last month that it posted $11.3 million in net income for the first two consecutive quarters ending June 30, 2014. What’s interesting is that this is more than five times the first-half 2013′s... (Read more)
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Flextronics signs with Norwegian Thin Film

Norwegian Thin Film Electronics has entered into a partnership with EMS provider Flextronics, thus expanding the Flextronics Open Innovation Platform offering. As part of the agreement, Flextronics will further expand its Open Innovation Platform with the addition of Thinfilm’s technology,... (Read more)
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Mouser Updates Auto Infotainment Site

Mouser Electronics, Inc., has announced an update to their Automotive Applications Site  by featuring new sections devoted to Automotive Infotainment. In-vehicle entertainment technology is evolving rapidly, and the new Mouser Electronics site keeps Mouser visitors up-to-date on the latest news... (Read more)
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Medical device consultants R&Q to open Boston-area office

A Pittsburgh-based consultant to medical device companies that’s doubled in size in the past year is opening a Boston office and plans to hire as many as 30 people in the next year. Maria Fattore-Gill, director of marketing for Regulatory... (Read more)
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EBV Elektronik Picks Up Vishay Award

EBV Elektronik has been awarded the 2013 Active Distribution of the Year by its supplier partner Vishay. Accepting the award Slobodan Puljarevic, President and CEO, EBV Elektronik commented, “To receive this award is a great confirmation of EBV’s outstanding performance... (Read more)
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Outsourcing Mistakes: 4 Errors Companies Make

There’s still no script for the great American IT outsourcing project. But today’s most common outsourcing pitfalls have less to do with technology and everything to do with relationships and communication. Or lack thereof. “Both companies have to rise to... (Read more)
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Benchmark’s revenues up 18% YoY

During the second quarter, Benchmark Electronics recorded revenues of USD 717 million, an increase of 12% from the previous quarter in 2014, and an increase of 18% from Q2 in 2013. “we executed very well during the quarter. Our continued... (Read more)
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All-in-one PC shipments to decline in 2014

Desktop shipments are expected to enjoy growth in 2014 with Microsoft ending its support for Windows XP, but the all-in-one PC market, which focuses mainly on the consumer market and did not start enjoying demand until recent years, may not... (Read more)
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NATEL EMS Demonstrates Readiness for Tomorrow

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – When NATEL EMS recently delivered a Stinger Missile RMA three months early, they demonstrated the ability to pull-in schedules and work through the supply chain challenges often faced in handling field returns for legacy... (Read more)
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Avnet to Present at Citi 2014 Global Technology Conference

PHOENIX — Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) today announced that the Company is scheduled to present at two technology conferences during the month of September. Rick Hamada, Avnet’s chief executive officer, will be presenting at the Citi 2014 Global Technology Conference... (Read more)
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Electrocomponents distributes Rohm worldwide

The specialist distributor of electronic components online and catalog Electrocomponents (RS Components and Allied brands) has entered into a distribution agreement for the world with the manufacturer Rohm Semiconductor. Following this agreement, RS Components and Allied commercialize Rohm Semiconductor components... (Read more)
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Arrow’s Parts Platform, One Year In

Approximately one year ago, Arrow Electronics launched, a web platform that is one of the industry’s most comprehensive component databases and interactive design centers, as well as the first fully integrated online product lifecycle services engine for electronic products.... (Read more)
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Element14 Expands Vishay Portfolio

Element14 has expanded its portfolio of medium-voltage mosfets from Vishay Intertechnology, a world leader in discrete semiconductors; diodes and mosfets, and passive electronic components; resistors, inductors and capacitors. The SiA446DJ is the industry’s first 150 V N-channel mosfet in thermally... (Read more)
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IMI establishes metro Detroit office

EMS-provider, Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc. (IMI), has established a sales presence in metropolitan Detroit to better serve automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in North America. IMI is opening the Detroit office as its first focused effort on serving the U.S. automotive... (Read more)
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Kontron launches SMARC Certified Design Partner Program

According to defining group SGET (Standardization Group for Embedded Technologies), “The SMARC (“Smart Mobility ARChitecture”) is a versatile small form factor computer Module definition targeting applications that require low power, low costs, and high performance. The Modules will typically use... (Read more)
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EMS Provider AWS Electronics Enhances Fast Track Service

Worcester, UK – August 2014: AWS, one of Europe’s leading specialist contract electronics manufacturers, has set up a dedicated Fast Track service at its newly-expanded Newcastle-under-Lyme facility. The company guarantees to quote in under 48 hours and will assemble PCBs... (Read more)
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New Horizons Tampa Employee Recipient of a 2014 Gold Club Award

Tampa, FL, August 23, 2014 –(– New Horizons Tampa congratulates Bob Handy, Sr. Account Executive, recipient of 2014 Gold Club Award, given by the New Horizons Global which recognizes Mr. Handy’s outstanding performance, dedication and commitment to excellence. “We are... (Read more)
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Kitron AS awarded the EN9100:2009 Certificate

Kitron ASbased in Arendal, Norway, and a subsidiary of Kitron ASA, has achived its certification according to the EN9100:2009 aerospace industry quality standard. The certification is a consequence of Kitron’s commitments to meet the strict, complex demands of the defence... (Read more)
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STI Electronics Hosts Congressman Mo Brooks

STI Electronics, Inc., a full service organization providing training services, analytical and failure analysis, prototyping, and small- to medium-volume PCB assembly, announces that Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL-5) visited its facility  in Madison, AL to meet with senior executives and employees.... (Read more)
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Plexus Opens New Manufacturing Unit in Mexico

Plexus Corp. ( PLXS ) recently opened its new manufacturing facility in Guadalajara, Mexico. The company has invested nearabout $40 million for leasing 265,000 square foot of space in the Guadalajara Technology Park for this purpose. The Guadalajara facility was... (Read more)
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Foxconn taking aggressive moves to enter IoT industry

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is interested about the Internet of Things (IoT) industry and has been investing in related businesses as well as looking at its existing businesses to make connections with the IoT industry, according to sources... (Read more)
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Mouser Updates IoT Applications Site

August 20, 2014 – Mouser Electronics, Inc., today announced the introduction of their updated Internet of Things (IoT) Applications site. Mouser’s new applications site provides developers with the resources they need to learn about the newest products and latest developments... (Read more)
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Vishay Awards Mouser with 2013 E-Commerce Distributor of the Year

August 20, 2014 – Mouser Electronics, Inc., a leading engineering resource and global distributor of semiconductors and electronic components, has been named European E-Commerce Distributor of the Year by Vishay Intertechnology, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors... (Read more)
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Foxconn looking to step into medical equipment

Foxconn Electronics will step into the development and production of equipment for medical applications based on its economies-of-scale electronics manufacturing capability, according to company chairman Terry Guo. However, Guo pointed out that the current medical device business model has been... (Read more)
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Counterfeit vs. ‘Nonconforming’ Parts Rule Stirs Industry Concern

The much ballyhooed National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which tackles the issue of counterfeit components in the Department of Defense supply chain, has left many in the electronics industry scratching their heads. Although it is not unusual for the language... (Read more)
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TTI Acquires Huatong in China

TTI, Inc. an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, today announced the acquisition of the assets of HuaTong Electronic Co., Ltd., an electronic components distributor headquartered in Dongguan Shilong. Founded in 1994, Huatong was the first batch authorized distributor... (Read more)
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