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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Jabil leases Sobrato building in South San Jose to expands R&D activity

Jabil Circuit Inc., a longtime, quiet manufacturing player in San Jose, is poised to expand its presence here significantly after leasing a 100,000-square-foot building in the southern reaches of the city. Jabil, which provides manufacturing services for a wide range... (Read more)
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DMASS: European Disti Sales Maintain Growth Trend

The European semiconductor distribution industry continues to deliver good news. According to DMASS (Distributors’ and Manufacturers’ Association of Semiconductor Specialists) semiconductor distribution sales in Q2/CY14 grew by 5.3% to 1.6 Billion Euro. Almost all the major regions contributed. Only France,... (Read more)
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Orbotech completes acquisition of SPTS Technologies

Orbotech has successfully closed its acquisition of SPTS Technologies Group Limited, in a strategic move into the high growth areas of Advanced Packaging and micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS). Orbotech financed the acquisition using the proceeds of a new USD 300 million... (Read more)
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Inventec posts 2Q14 net EPS of NT$0.41

Inventec has released its financial report for the second quarter of 2014, recording consolidated revenues of NT$104.9 (US$3.5 billion), gross margin of 5.3%, net operating profit of NT$1.68 billion, net profit of NT$1.48 billion and net EPS of NT$0.41. Commenting... (Read more)
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Local Distributors Take a Bigger Slice of the Pie in China

The majority of OEMs producing electronics in China have traditionally relied on foreign distributors for their component needs, but that could soon change due to a number of factors. According to Global Sources, China’s electronics manufacturers are expected to purchase... (Read more)
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TEK Industries is acquired by Vermont Manufacturing Group

TEK Industries a full service design engineering and contract manufacturing company focusing on printed circuit board assemblies has announced that they have been acquired and will join a prestigious group of manufacturers’ who include: North Hartland Tool of North Hartland... (Read more)
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Taiwan’s Quanta Q2 net profit flat

The company, which assembles computers and iPods for Apple Inc, reported second-quarter net profit of T$4.07 billion ($135.69 million), versus a T$4.52 billion mean estimate of 18 analysts polled by Reuters. The result compared with the T$4.68 billion of January-March... (Read more)
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Taiwan’s Quanta Q2 net profit flat, lags estimates

Aug 14 (Reuters) – Taiwan’s Quanta Computer Inc , the world’s largest contract manufacturer of personal computers (PCs), on Thursday reported near-flat second-quarter net profit, lagging analyst estimates, on continued stagnation in the global PC market. The company, which assembles... (Read more)
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Pegatron lands half of 4.7-inch next-generation iPhone orders

Apple’s upstream suppliers have begun shipping components for next-generation iPhones recently and Pegatron Technology is estimated to have landed half of the orders for the 4.7-inch model, indicating that Pegatron may supply 25 million of the estimated 50 million 4.7-inch... (Read more)
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Foxconn revenues suffer from weak iPad sales

TAIPEI — Foxconn Technology Group on Wednesday posted weaker second quarter revenues on the back of tepid demand for the Apple iPads it assembles. The major Taiwanese contract electronics manufacturer saw its revenue drop 2% from a year earlier to... (Read more)
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Taiwan’s Hon Hai Q2 net profit rises 18.9%

Aug 13 (Reuters) – Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd on Wednesday beat analyst estimates with a 18.9 percent profit rise for the second quarter, when the world’s No.1 contract electronics manufacturer announced big acquisitions to reduce dependence on client... (Read more)
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Future Electronics Design-In Strength Wins EMEA Award

Future Electronics has won NIC Components’ 2013 EMEA Design-In Distributor of the Year Award for 2013, the third consecutive year that the distributor has gained the prize. The award reflects the depth and quality of technical support provided to OEM... (Read more)
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Independent Distributors Can Take Key Steps To Compete With Larger Rivals

It’s not easy being an independent distributor these days. They face constant competition from large national distributors, most of which have the advantage of multiple locations, more capital to support investments and the purchasing power to get volume discounts. That... (Read more)
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Pegatron profits rise on cost reductions

TAIPEI — Contract electronics maker Pegatron on Monday posted improved profits for the second quarter stemming from cost reductions. In the second quarter, the company booked a net profit of 1.4 billion New Taiwan dollars ($46 million), up 7.5% on... (Read more)
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Foxconn July revenues hit 17-month low

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision industry) on August 8 reported consolidated revenues of NT$260.218 billion (US$8.66 billion) for July, the lowest monthly level since March 2013 and decreasing 17.91% on month and 13.33% on year. The revenue drop was mainly... (Read more)
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Compal, Wistron, Inventec July revenues down sequentially

Notebook ODMs Compal Electronics, Wistron and Inventec saw July consolidated revenues slip 9.26%, 5.74% and 3.72% on month, respectively, according to the companies. Compal shipped 3.6 million notebooks in July, falling 18.2% on month, the company said. Consolidated revenues of... (Read more)
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AWS Electronics gains medical accreditation

EMS provider, AWS, has received accreditation to ISO 13485, the international quality management system for the design and manufacture of medical devices. Comments AWS Group CEO, Paul Deehan: “There are very many science parks all across Europe that are developing... (Read more)
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NATEL EMS Begins New Relationship for Satellites

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – NATEL EMS will use its most advanced equipment to manufacture wideband detectors and converters as part of a recently awarded contract from a Military Prime Contractor. This contract highlights NATEL EMS’ outstanding capabilities in... (Read more)
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Top-5 vendors, top-3 ODMs see sequential drops in July notebook shipments

The five largest notebook vendors’ combined shipments in July decreased 25% on month while the three largest ODMs’ combined shipments also slipped 17%, according to Digitimes Research. Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Lenovo saw over 30% declines while Acer and Asustek Computer... (Read more)
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WPG posts 12.3% on-year growth in July revenues

IC distributor WPG Holdings has reported a 12.3% growth in its July 2014 revenues, driven by demand from emerging markets. WPG’s July revenues came to NT$38.4 billion (US$1.28 billion), compared to NT$34.18 billion recorded a year ago. WPG said rising... (Read more)
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Lenovo to cooperate with Compal to launch low cost Windows notebooks

Lenovo has talked about cooperation with Compal Electronics to launch Windows 8 notebooks for sale at US$199-249 during the year-end peak sales period, according to Taiwan-supply chain makers. Since there is only about four months left for development, production, and... (Read more)
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Avnet Q4, Full Year Profits Surge

Avnet’s financial results sprinted through the fourth quarter as sales accelerated by 6.9 per cent to $7.05bn and profits soared 47.7% to $186.3m. Full year 2014 results benefited and these showed revenues climbing 8 per cent from $25.5bn last year... (Read more)
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RS Components Names Manager in Asia

RS Components, the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers, today announced the key appointment of Alex Tsui as the Country Manager for Greater China and Korea that supports the company’s ongoing strategy to become the distributor... (Read more)
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Samsung to cut business with Shinyang’s China unit by 30%

Aug 5 (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Tuesday that it will cut business volume with a Chinese subsidiary of Shinyang Engineering Co Ltd by 30 percent from a year earlier after discovering the use of child labour.... (Read more)
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Mouser Electronics Awards Industry’s “Best-in-Class” of 2014

August 5, 2014 – Mouser Electronics, Inc., a leading global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today congratulates each of the recipients of its Annual Mouser Best-in-Class Award. The award recognizes the individuals at our supplier partners who best supported... (Read more)
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Kitted out with the right service?

Arrival Electronics is one of the UK’s leading independent Kitting & Manufacturing specialists, offering a range of component management services, in addition to design support services and component distribution. In a Q&A with Electronics, Steve Drew, Sales Manager at Arrival... (Read more)
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