U.S. Manufacturing Up In June

Computers and electronics products were one of four manufacturing industry sectors that contracted in the month of June, according to the Institute of Supply Management’s ISM) monthly business report. Overall, the ISM’s leading indicator, the Purchasing Manager’s Index (PMI), increased 1.9 percent in June to reach a level of 50.9 percent.  June’s reading reflects the…

PCB Book-to-Bill Remains Strong

 IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the May findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. The PCB book-to-bill ratio stayed strong for the sixth consecutive month, remaining at 1.10, an indication that recovery from nearly a two-year slump may be starting. Total North American PCB shipments were down 4.4…

Automotive Head-Up Displays Hit High Gear

 Formerly used only in the cockpits of multimillion-dollar jet fighters, head-up displays (HUD) now are finding their way into family cars, with navigation and driver-assist functions helping drive the automotive HUD market to expand by more than a factor of seven from 2012 to 2020. Worldwide sales of cars equipped with HUDs are set to…

Heilind Stocking FCI MPH Connectors

 Heilind Electronics, the largest distributor of interconnect products in North America, is now stocking FCI’s mezzanine, power and high-speed (MPH) connectors. The FCI mezzanine connector family is for parallel board stacking applications for diverse markets, such as data, medical, telecom, storage, networking and industrial. Those mezzanine options include high-speed mezzanine connectors, fine-pitch mezzanine connectors and…

Global Semiconductor Sales Surge

 The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $24.70 billion for the month of May 2013, an increase of 4.6 percent from the previous month when sales were $23.62 billion. This represents the largest sequential monthly increase in sales for the industry…

Molex Celebrates 75 Years of Innovation

As Molex Incorporated (NASDAQ: MOLX and MOLXA), begins its new fiscal year today, the company proudly celebrates its 75th year in business serving customers in the global electronics industry. Providing innovative interconnect solutions to the world’s leading manufacturers, the company’s primary markets include data communications, telecommunications, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, aerospace and defense, medical and…

Richardson RFPD Presents MACOM Switches

 Richardson RFPD, Inc. today announces immediate availability and full design support capabilities for a range of high performance switches from MACOM Technology Solutions (MACOM).  MACOM’s proven range of broadband switches offer industry-leading reliability, frequency coverage from DC to 20 GHz, input power handling up to 10W, insertion loss as low as 0.5 dB, and isolation…