NKK Switches & Mouser Launch IndyCar Challenge

 NKK Switches, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of innovative electromechanical switches, has teamed with Mouser Electronics to sponsor the NKK SmartSwitch IndyCar Challenge. The contest is designed to find new innovative solutions for using programmable NKK SmartSwitches in a Driver Information Center for Tony Kanaan and KV Racing Technology’s no. 11 IndyCar.  The contest…

Avnet Embedded Launches Rorke Global Solutions

  Avnet Embedded, a division of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc., today announced the launch of its new Rorke Global Solutions™ business unit, headed by Chuck Kostalnick, senior vice president of Avnet Embedded. The new unit will deliver comprehensive solutions that meld hardware, software and services in support of the unique…

Future Electronics to Distribute Lattice Globally

Lattice Semiconductor Corp. and Future Electronics, a world class leader and innovator in the distribution and marketing of electronic components, today announced a global distribution agreement. Under the terms of the agreement Future Electronics is authorized to sell Lattice’s complete portfolio of innovative low power, low cost FPGA, CPLD and programmable power management design solutions…

GreenPeak Opens China Office

GreenPeak Technologies, a leading low power RF-semiconductor company, today announced today announced that it has expanded its international operations with the opening of a new office in Hong Kong. GreenPeak’s Asia Pacific presence already includes offices in Tokyo and Seoul.  “China is an incredibly vibrant market – with the opening of our office in this…

What Apple’s Sales Cut Means for Purchasing

A 20 percent reduction in Apple Inc.’s iPhone forecast as speculated in some quarters may spell relief for many procurement and purchasing professionals at small and medium OEMs and EMS providers. When demand for Apple devices are at record highs, it’s obvious component buyers at even many of its bigger rivals feel pressured; It’s not…

Ducommun Named by John Deere as Partner-level Supplier

Ducommun Inc. announced its Ducommun LaBarge Technologies business group has been named a Partner-level supplier for 2012 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating. Ducommun LaBarge Technologies provides John Deere Electronic Solutions with complex, high-reliability printed circuit board assemblies and electronic systems used in equipment…

Bridgelux and Future Sign Global Agreement

Bridgelux Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of LED lighting technologies and solutions, has signed a global distribution agreement with Future Electronics, a world class leader and innovator in the distribution and marketing of electronic components.  Under the new agreement, Future Electronics’ lighting division, Future Lighting Solutions, will provide global sales, design support and fulfillment…