Sager Power Systems Launched

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power and Electromechanical components, today announced the launch of Sager Power Systems, a specialized group within Sager Electronics focused solely on power. In early 2014, Sager expanded its power supply product... (Read more)
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NATEL EMS Increases Production with Lean Manufacturing

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Feb. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — NATEL EMS announces the release of its new whitepaper titled NATEL EMS Solves Need for Increase in Production with Lean Manufacturability Solution, about the implementation of lean manufacturing concepts at its Ohio Valley Operations facility... (Read more)
: EMS, Microelectronics | |

TTI Restructures Global Management

Fort Worth, Texas – TTI, Inc., the leading authorized distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components, today announced several changes to the company’s senior management structure. Effective April 1, 2015, Mike Morton, President, TTI Americas, will be named to... (Read more)
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Sanmina’s Costa Mesa Facility Awarded AS9100C Certification For Defense And Aerospace

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Sanmina Corporation (Nasdaq: SANM), a leading manufacturing solutions company making some of the world’s most complex and innovative electronic, optical and mechanical products, today announced its Costa Mesa, California facility has been... (Read more)
: EMS, Mil/Aero | |

Mouser sees strong growth in Europe

Mouser Electronics continues to see big growth in the European components market. The online and catalogue distributor saw its European business grow by 41% in the calendar year January to December 2014. As a result, Europe now accounts for 26% of... (Read more)
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Inventec profits expected to surpass NT$8B in 2015

Notebook ODM Inventec, mainly due to a large increase in shipments of smart hand-held devices from 51 million units in 2014 to 75 million units in 2015, is expected to attain net profits of NT$8.259 billion (US$261 million) for 2015,... (Read more)
: Data, ODM, Telecom | |

NATEL EMS’s Nevada Facility Manufactures a Unique Range of Microelectronics

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Feb. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — NATEL Engineering Co., Inc. is honored to highlight the unique selection of products manufactured at its award-winning Carson City, Nevada facility, renowned for its product quality, on-time delivery and overall exceptional customer service.... (Read more)
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Mouser Launches Robotics Site

Mouser Electronics, Inc. today announced their new Robotics Technology site. Mouser’s new technology site provides developers with the resources they need to learn about the latest advances in robotics technologies, and the newest components from Mouser Electronics for building robotics... (Read more)
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Arrow to Present at Raymond James Conferernce

CENTENNIAL, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 24, 2015– Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) announced that Paul J. Reilly, executive vice president, finance and operations, and chief financial officer, will present at the Raymond James 36th Annual Institutional Investors Conference to be held at the... (Read more)
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Avnet Named to Fortune’s 2015 List of the “World’s Most Admired Companies”

PHOENIX – Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) was recognized on Fortune magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list for 2015 in the Wholesalers: Electronics and Office Equipment category. It marks Avnet’s ninth year on the list. Fortune has continually recognized Avnet, a... (Read more)
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Europlacer honored for its R&D-based growth in the EMS market

Based on its recent analysis of the market for electronics manufacturing services (EMS) providers for the aerospace and defence (A&D) industry, Frost & Sullivan recognises Europlacer with the 2015 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Growth Excellence Leadership. Europlacer has... (Read more)
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Jabil Circuit keeps disruption ‘top of mind’ (Video)

Jabil Circuit Inc. (NYSE: JBL) sees rapid change ahead bringing significant disruption. The St. Petersburg-based electronics services and manufacturing company plans $650 million to $750 million in capital expenditures this year to take advantage of opportunities, such as growth in... (Read more)
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Arrow Acquires United Technical Publishing Division of Hearst

CENTENNIAL, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 17, 2015– Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) announced today that it has acquired United Technical Publishing, a division of Hearst Business Media and a leading digital provider of product information to the global electronics components industry. United Technical... (Read more)
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New CEO at IEC Electronics Corp

US-based EMS provider, IEC Electronics Corp has appointed Jeffrey T. Schlarbaum to the office of President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Schlarbaum served as IEC Electronic’s President from October 2010 to February 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Schlarbaum served as... (Read more)
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Behind the scenes at Mouser’s distribution centre

HOW do the electronic components you order online get to you? Mouser Electronics has released a video touring its warehouse with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara. Imahara is known for his role on the Mythbusters TV series, and is partnering with... (Read more)
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Tecate Introduces PowerBurst Ultracapacitor Series

Tecate Group, a leading global supplier of capacitors and ultracapacitorsUnconventional internal design yields a larger capacitanceThat property of a system of conductors and dielectrics which permits the storage of electricity when potential difference exists between the conductors. Its value is... (Read more)
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Viasystems swings to profit in Q4

Viasystems Group Inc. reported operating income of $34.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2014, as compared to a loss of $1.07 million in the prior year quarter. The profit included $23 million related to a settlement of a business... (Read more)
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Is Your Distribution Center an Inviting Place for Millennials?

I was talking to a distribution center manager recently and he shared a recent story of a strange and unique event in his 25-year career. He got a call from the mother of one of his temp hires questioning why... (Read more)
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Customer Feedback Drives RS Components Website Upgrade

Following feedback from its customers, RS Components has enhanced its website to make the customer purchasing journey quicker and simpler. The upgrades, which include a redesign of the website header, facets of search and product pages make it easier to... (Read more)
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Pegatron sales buoyed by iPhone 6 shipments

Pegatron Technology saw its January revenues grow 3.28% sequentially and 28.98% on year to NT$118.05 billion (US$3.75 billion) mainly thanks to orders for the iPhone 6. Pegatron is expected to maintain its shipment momentum for related products, including iPhone 6,... (Read more)
: EMS, Telecom | |

Foremost Electronics amasses 25 years of service to the Electronics industry

Foremost Electronics, the Essex based specialist distributor of electromechanical components, has been serving the electronics industry for 25 years and is typical of the many small to medium sized companies across the uk that have grown over the years by... (Read more)
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Electrocomponents underlying sales for 4 months to Jan. 31 rises 5%

Electrocomponents revenes for four months to 31 January 2015 increased 5 pct. International sales grew by 8 pct and UK sales declined by 2 pct (UK ex- Raspberry Pi declined by 2 pct). Within international, continental Europe grew by 6 pct,... (Read more)
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Kimball Electronics Reports Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Results

Kimball Electronics, Inc. KE, +7.07% a leading global electronic manufacturing services provider for high-quality, durable electronic products, today announced financial results for its second quarter of fiscal year 2015 which ended December 31, 2014. Donald D. Charron, Chairman and Chief... (Read more)
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How Distribution Can Capitalize on the IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) is everywhere, and the market opportunities are mind-boggling: 50 billion devices will be connected by 2020. The value of the IoT devices and services market will reach $7 trillion by 2020. The benefits to users... (Read more)
: Distribution, Telecom | |

Benchmark Electronics to close plant in North Dakota

DUNSEITH, N.D. — Workers at the Benchmark Electronics Inc. plant in Dunseith and area officials say they have been notified by the company that the factory will close by the end of the year. The shutdown will put 140 people... (Read more)
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Arrow Electronics Acquires Taiwan’s ATM Electronic

Centennial, CO-based electrical distributor Arrow Electronics announced Wednesday that it has agreed to acquire ATM Electronic Corp., an electronic component distributor based in Taiwan with substantial operations in China. ATM Electronic Corp. Arrow says the addition will bolster its embedded processor, power... (Read more)
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Why Jabil Circuit is spending $20M in India

Jabil Circuit Inc. is among the companies taking advantage of a subsidy India is offering to electronics manufacturers amid a push for economic growth. Jabil (NYSE: JBL), an electronics firm based in St. Petersburg, plans to double revenue from a... (Read more)
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Pegatron reports increased revenues for January

Pegatron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$118.049 billion (US$3.75 billion) for January 2015, representing a 3.28% increase on month and 28.98% increase on year. For the year of 2014, Pegatron totaled NT$1019.24 billion in consolidated revenues, up 7.2% on year.... (Read more)
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ROHM extends Rutronik’s franchise to a global agreement

ROHM Semiconductor expands the European distribution agreement with Rutronik to a worldwide franchise for the entire ROHM products portfolio. “The past years have proven the value of our partnership, hence the next natural step to further support the growth’s strategy... (Read more)
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Mouser/TTI on parade at Southern show

Mouser specialises in the rapid introduction of the newest products from leading suppliers across the globe and ships parts on rapid turnaround with no MOQ, facilitating the design and development stages of new products. TTI offers knowledgeable face-to-face engineering-level support... (Read more)
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Massive $20B Components Waste Haunts Supply Chain

The electronics industry urgently needs an energetic components exchange program to help address an inventory imbalance that is distorting the supply chain and resulting in the wastage of parts valued in excess of $20 billion annually, says a top industry... (Read more)
: Distribution, EMS, Manufacturers | |

Back to Basics Drives Growth at Newark element14

On his first anniversary as president of Chicago-based Newark element14, EPS spoke with Tom Hudak to discuss how far he has progressed on his first-year goals. When we spoke last year, Hudak was putting plans in place to make Newark element14... (Read more)
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European semi sales up 7.4% in 2014

European semiconductor sales in 2014 amounted to USD 37.459 billion, a 7.4% increase compared to 2013 sales, confirming the solid growth reported through the year. © ESIAWorldwide sales in 2014 amounted to USD 335.843 billion, an increase of 9.9% compared... (Read more)
: Distribution, IC/Semi, Semicon | |

The End of the World is Here (for Radio Shack)

Back in September 2014, I wrote a blog about the impending demise of Radio Shack. This really touched a nerve with the EETimes community, receiving 129 comments. At that time, I thought it was a matter of days or —... (Read more)
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Sanmina Profit Down, Q2 Outlook Weak; Shares Fall 6%

Sanmina Corp. (SANM: Quote) Monday reported a drop in profit for the first quarter despite growth in revenues, as the electronics contract manufacturer’s bottom line was weighed down by one-time items. Earnings for the quarter came in ahead of analysts’... (Read more)
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Arrow Electronics 2014 Profit Increased Nearly 25%

Centennial, CO-based Arrow Electronics reported its 2014 fourth quarter and full-year earnings on Thursday. The financial information included Q4 sales of $6.4 billion, a 4 percent increase year-over-year. Net earnings decreased 13.8 percent to $116.8 million. For the full year,... (Read more)
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Mouser Electronics Named Outstanding Large Business of the Year

February 4, 2015 – Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, received the 2014 Outstanding Large Business of the Year Award from the Mansfield Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber’s 43rd Annual Awards... (Read more)
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Taiwan handset ODMs to perform differently in 2015

Taiwan-based handset ODMs Compal Electronics and Inventec are set to ramp their shipments in 2015 after the consolidation of their associated companies Compal Communications and Inventec Appliances, while Arima Communications may see its shipments decline due to a limited number... (Read more)
: ODM, Telecom | |

Inventec to set up production lines in India

Inventec plans to set up production lines at a leased factory in Chennai, southern India, with production to begin at the end of the second or beginning of the third quarter of 2015, according to the company. While Inventec is... (Read more)
: EMS, ODM | |

Kimball Announces Q2 Fiscal Year 2015 Results

JASPER, Ind., Feb 03, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Kimball International, Inc. KBAL, +4.62% today announced second quarter fiscal year 2015 net sales of $151.4 million and approximate break-even income from continuing operations and earnings per share, inclusive of restructuring and... (Read more)
: EMS | |

Benchmark Electronics Announces Quarterly Earnings Results

American Banking reports. The company had revenue of $710.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $727.05 million. Shares of Benchmark Electronics (NYSE:BHE) opened at 24.74 on Tuesday. Benchmark Electronics has a 52-week low of $20.37... (Read more)
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TTI offers Syfer EMI filters and capacitor products

Syfer Technology EMI filters and capacitor products are to be distributed by TTI. Syfer Technology, a Knowles company, produces the highest quality components, utilizing superior materials that span from volume products to high reliability, and from to Mil-spec to space... (Read more)
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Plexus tops Street 1Q forecasts

NEENAH, Wis. (AP) _ Plexus Corp. (PLXS) on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $23.1 million. The Neenah, Wisconsin-based company said it had net income of 67 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for restructuring costs, came to 72 cents per... (Read more)
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TTI to represent Knowles brand Syfer Technology

Already supported by TTI Inc. in Europe and Asia this move sees the brand available worldwide from this leading authorized distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components. With a history traceable back to Erie Electronics in the 1960s, Syfer... (Read more)
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Foxconn: ‘We’re not laying off.’

After yesterday’s reports about upcoming layoffs at Foxconn, evertiq received a statement from spokesperson Ellin Choy representing Foxconn Technology Group, saying that information was misrepresented. See the full statement below. Foxconn wishes to clarify that a media report that alleges... (Read more)
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Flextronics Posts 11% Higher 3Q Earnings

Net sales for the third quarter ended December 31, 2014 were $7.0 billion, exceeding the Company’s previously provided revenue guidance of $6.4 billion to $6.8 billion. The Company’s adjusted earnings per diluted share of $0.30 for the third quarter ended... (Read more)
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Rutronik Tops Samsung Disti Network

Samsung Electro-Mechanics has named Rutronik as its 2014 “Best Distributor of the Year” citing the greatest year-on-year increase in sales throughout Europe. Rutronik has been in a sales partnership with Samsung Electro-Mechanics since 1996, with the franchise encompassing all of... (Read more)
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Strong Q2 for OSI – increases full year sales guidance

OSI Systems’ second quarter for the fiscal year of 2015 was a strong one for the company. Revenues are up, sales are up and the company is looking to keep the pace. “We are pleased to announce strong second quarter... (Read more)
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Foxconn plans layoffs – But how many?

EMS-giant Foxconn is planning to reduce its – extremely – massive workforce due to rising wages in China as well as a decline in revenue. Hon Hai Precision Industry – commonly know as Foxconn – has a workforce bigger than... (Read more)
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Flextronics Study Indicates IoT Is Key To Growth

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — There is a growing level of excitement about a new era of smart, connected devices and systems, but it’s not necessarily a top priority for companies, according to a new survey from Flextronics.... (Read more)
: EMS, Telecom | |