IPC Revises PCB Forecast

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the June findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Based on the market’s slow response to order growth this year, IPC has revised downward its 2013 PCB sales forecast. June Results are Mixed Total North American PCB shipments decreased 3.4 percent in June…

Littelfuse Sales up in Q2

Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) today reported financial results for the second quarter of 2013 and announced a 10% increase in the quarterly cash dividend. Second Quarter Highlights Sales for the second quarter of 2013 increased 10% sequentially and 7% year over year to $187.8 million. This included $7 million of sales from the Hamlin acquisition which…

E2open Acquires Icon-scm

E2open (NASDAQ: EOPN), the leading provider of cloud-based solutions for collaborative planning and execution across global trading networks, today announced that it has acquired icon-scm, a market leader in supply chain planning and collaboration, in a transaction valued at approximately $34 million in total consideration. By combining icon-scm’s integrated planning and analytics capabilities with the…

EU Solar Tariffs a Mixed Bag for Vendors

The European Union’s tariff on solar panels and modules manufactured in China will impact the electronics market on several fronts. For manufacturers in the solar business, prices will stabilize or increase due to lessened competition from Chinese vendors. Buyers, however, may experience the opposite: prices for the subassemblies that make up a solar system may…

Avnet EM Releases MicroZed Evaluation Kit

 Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) today released MicroZed, a $199 evaluation kit based on the Xilinx Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoC. MicroZed supports multiple use models for exploration, prototyping and System-on-Module (SOM) use, allowing designers to start with a single platform and grow with it as they progress in their…

IPC & JPCA Release Design Guide for Printed Electronics

On July 31, the electronics manufacturing industry’s first design guidelines for printed electronics, IPC/JPCA-2291, Design Guidelines for Printed Electronics, was released by IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® and JPCA. Providing much needed guidance for consistent, manufacturable design requirements for printed electronics, IPC/JPCA-2291 together with IPC/JPCA-4921, Requirements for Printed Electronics Base Materials, and IPC/JPCA-4591, Requirements for…

Rorke Global Solutions Introduces Paladin Servers

 Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) building embedded solutions in support of computing, networking or storage servers now have a new set of building blocks in their toolbox. Rorke Global Solutions™, a business unit of the Avnet Embedded division of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today introduced the Paladin™ family of embedded servers.…

Digi-Key Partners with B&B Electronics and Jazz Wireless

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced a partnership with B&B Electronics and Jazz Wireless to provide a 3G Router/SIM Card bundle for low data customers developing industrial monitoring and control applications. “As cellular technology becomes more accessible, M2M developers are continually searching for…