Benchmark Acquires EMS Segment of CTS Corp.

Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: BHE), a leading integrated product design and manufacturing services provider, announced today that the Company has completed an acquisition of the full-service Electronics Manufacturing Solutions (EMS) segment of CTS Corporation (NYSE: CTS). The acquired business is strategically focused on complex, high-mix and low-volume manufacturing in the Industrial, Aerospace & Defense, Medical,…

Micrel Names New CFO

Micrel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCRL), an industry leader in high performance linear and power solutions, LAN and timing and communications solutions, announced today that effective October 2, 2013, it has named Robert DeBarr as the Company’s new Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance & Human Resources. Mr. DeBarr replaces Ray Wallin who announced his…

Cirrus Logic Acquires Acoustic Technologies

Cirrus Logic, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRUS) announced today that it has acquired Acoustic Technologies, Inc. The Mesa, Ariz.,-based firm is a leader in embedded firmware voice processing technology, including noise reduction, echo cancelation and voice enhancement. “Acoustic Tech’s team of audio experts and their proven voice processing technologies are a welcome addition to Cirrus Logic’s arsenal,”…

Future Has TDK Wireless Charging Coils

Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has announce in-stock inventory availability of TDK’s wireless charging coils, designed for smartphones and other mobile devices. The receiving coil represents an industry-leading achievement, featuring a thickness of a mere 0.57 mm. This development reflects TDK’s extensive expertise in fields such as magnetic materials technology and…

TTI First With Kemet/NEC/Tokin Products

 TTI, Inc., the leading global distributor of Interconnect, Passive and Electromechanical (IP&E) components, today announced the company’s plan to distribute KEMET NEC/TOKIN in the Americas. Through this strategic alliance with KEMET, TTI will be first-to-market with the expanded product portfolio from KEMET NEC/TOKIN. The expanded product offering from KEMET will include supercapacitors, high-current power inductors,…

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Delph: Avnet aims to be even Bigger in IP&E

Avnet Inc. prides itself on being a broadline distributor that’s able to supply all the components needed by its thousands of customers globally. That hasn’t stopped the company from trying in recent years to stamp its imprint on the interconnects, passives and electromechanical (IP&E) market, a segment where it has an understated position despite being…

Coilcraft Attends Microwave Summit

 Coilcraft, Inc. will be participating in the 16th European Microwave Week, being held October 6-11 at the Nürnberg Convention Center, Nuremberg, Germany. The Coilcraft exhibit will include its broad range of wirewound component families, each providing best-in-class performance across market applications. The Exhibition portion of the event runs Tuesday, October 8th through Thursday, October 10th.…

Fairchild in Supplier Pact With Micross

Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS), a leading global supplier of high performance power and mobile semiconductor solutions, and Micross Components, a leading global provider of specialty electronic solutions, have entered into an agreement establishing Micross as an authorized supplier of Fairchild’s bare die products. As the authorized supply line for Fairchild’s bare die products, Micross functions…