Apriso Releases New QC Product

 Dassault Systèmes today announced general availability of the Apriso FlexNet Manufacturing Process Intelligence (MPI) 3.0 and Quality Intelligence Pack. This next generation operational intelligence product from Apriso, now a part of Dassault Systèmes’ DELMIA brand, lets manufacturers better manage and execute quality programs, in real-time, to address today’s key production and quality management challenges.   “Nearly…

Avnet Debuts I/O Carrier Card

Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today introduced the I/O Carrier Card, an extension of the MicroZed™ Evaluation Kit and System-on-Module (SOM) that offers hardware and software designers a proven, cost-effective prototype platform based on the Xilinx® Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoC. The I/O Carrier Card provides easy access to the…

Jabil Buys SGI Plant to Secure Contract

Jabil Circuit Inc. has agreed to purchase Silicon Graphics International Corp.’s main manufacturing facility in the United States in addition to certain other assets as the two companies seal their previously announced outsourced production deal. Under the terms of the engagement, contract manufacturer Jabil will become the primary provider of outsourced manufacturing and supply chain…

Murata & Ayla Collaborate on IoT Solutions

Ayla Networks, a leader in technology and cloud-based services for the Internet of Things, and Murata Americas today announced that they enable manufacturers to rapidly create and bring world-class Internet-connected devices to market quickly and economically.    Murata Americas will produce and market intelligent Wi-Fi modules containing the Ayla Embedded Agent software. Integrated by manufacturers into their products, the modules turn industrial, household, healthcare, and consumer products into smart-connected…

TDK Publishes EPCOS Guide

TDK Corporation has published a new Application Guide 2014 detailing EPCOS Components for Home Appliances.  This updated edition covers the EPCOS product range for household appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines, microwave ovens and air conditioners. By using the application overview, key data, type designations and ordering codes, design engineers can quickly access detailed information…

NKK Switches Adds Rep Firms

 NKK Switches, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of innovative electromechanical switches, today announced two new authorized territorial sales firms covering  the Intermountain West and Southwest: Innovatech Associates and Techni-Source.  “Innovatech Associates and Techni-Source are consistently known for their close, intimate relationships with customers based on deep expertise and high skills,” said Marty Arch, national…

Forget Re-shoring, China is still it

It’s easy to find evidence to convince anyone China will in future play a diminished role in the electronics manufacturing market. Don’t believe the hype. True, aside from regular supply chain challenges arising from its location and distance from main Western markets and other economic, geo-political and logistics issues, the country’s edge in production has…