BeagleBone Black Available From RS Components

 RS Components( http://www.rs-components.com/index.html ) (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc( http://www.electrocomponents.com ) (LSE:ECM), the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has announced the availability of BeagleBone Black( http://www.rs-components.com/beagleboneblack ), the latest version of BeagleBone, a credit-card sized open hardware expandable Linux computer from BeagleBoard.org that connects with the Internet and…

Raytheon Acquires Analytics Business

 Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has acquired a privately held company, Visual Analytics Incorporated, further extending Raytheon’s capabilities to meet the data analytics, data visualization and information sharing needs of its customers. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. As one of the largest processors of data for the intelligence community, Raytheon has extensive experience handling…

EMS Notebook PC Shipments at 3-Year Low

 Contract manufacturers of notebook computers suffered a worse-than-expected first quarter after shipments to clients like Apple Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Co. tumbled to the lowest level in three years, according to a PC Dynamics Market Brief from information and analytics provider IHS (NYSE: IHS). Global shipments of notebook computers from original design manufacturers (ODM) during January…

Century Fasteners to Distribute Cherry Aerospace

 Century Fasteners Corp. (www.CenturyFasteners.com) has become an authorized distributor for Cherry Aerospace (www.CherryAerospace.com). In addition to making world-class Cherry products more broadly available to distributors and OEMs, the new partnership expands Century’s existing services to the manufacturing community by enabling the company to provide deeper bill of material coverage to complement its product offering. “This…

ECIA Names Victor Meijers as MarCom VP

The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) is pleased to announce the selection of Victor Meijers as the organization’s Vice President of Marketing and Communications. Mr. Meijers is a seasoned executive with over twenty-five years of experience in sales, marketing, operations and strategic planning within the OEM and Distribution industries. “We are very excited to have…

NeoPhotonics Opens New Factory in China

 NeoPhotonics Corp., a leading designer and manufacturer of photonic integrated circuit, or PIC, based optoelectronic modules and subsystems for bandwidth intensive high speed communications networks, today announced first shipments of optical transceiver modules out of its new, high capacity factory in Dongguan, Guangdong Province, China.  “This milestone represents our commitment to our customers for production…