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Who Pays for Mfg. R&D: OEMs or EMS Providers?

Electronics manufacturing services (EMS) providers must have thick skins. They invest in manufacturing process improvements for the benefits of customers; take flak from governments, labor and human rights organizations as well as consumers − again for the OEM customers; get rewarded with low margins, and often are swiftly dumped by customers at the first signs…

Digi-Key Honored as Littelfuse High Service Distributor of the Year

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced it was named 2012 High Service Distributor of the Year by Littelfuse. The award was presented to Digi-Key management in attendance  at the 2013 EDS conference in Las Vegas. “Littelfuse has long been a valued partner for Digi-Key, and…

Digi-Key Named APEM’s 2012 Distributor of the Year

Global electronic  components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced it was named APEM’s 2012 Distributor of the Year at the EDS conference in Las Vegas. “APEM has innovated within the switch industry for over 50 years,” said  Chris Beeson, Digi-Key’s Vice President for Global Sales and Business Development. “Their quality…

Manncorp Opens New Corporate and SMT Demo Center

Five consecutive years of strong growth have led electronics manufacturing equipment supplier Manncorp, Inc. to relocate and expand its corporate headquarters.  After a comprehensive search, the company this spring purchased, upgraded and moved into a new facility in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, giving the growing company 18,000 sq. ft. of sales, support and warehouse space, plus…

Global Semiconductor Leaders Agree on Plan to Strengthen Industry

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that global semiconductor industry leaders reached an agreement at the 17th annual meeting of the World Semiconductor Council (WSC) last week on a set of policy initiatives to strengthen the industry through international cooperation. The WSC is a worldwide body…

Richardson RFPD Announces Clearance Promotion

Richardson RFPD, Inc. today announces a clearance promotion on select products from many of its leading suppliers. The clearance promotion includes passive, active and thermal products from several of Richardson RFPD’s leading suppliers, including Maxwell Technologies, Semikron, Powerex, Microsemi, Cornell Dubilier and others. Discounts of at least twenty percent on previously published prices are available…

Allied Electronics Receives 8 Awards at EDS Conference

Allied Electronics, a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), received 8 awards at the recent 2013 EDS Conference held in Las Vegas, Nev. Allied was recognized by its supplier partners for sales excellence, sales growth, outstanding distribution, marketing and more. Allied received the following honors: * 2012 Million Dollar Club Award from NKK Switches* Distributor…