RFMW Supporting MAST

RFMW Ltd., announces design and sales support for a new line of dual use RF Absorber + Thermally Conductive pad material from MAST Technologies. Trademarked Suppress-n-Sink, the target application is reducing harmful reflections from heat-sinks and heat-spreaders used on RF components. New designs often include miniaturization as a design goal forcing the product packaging and…

Amphenol Snaps up GE Unit for $318M

Amphenol Corp. said it has agreed to acquire the Advanced Sensors business unit of General Electric Corp. for $318 million in continuation of its efforts to add proprietary and high-margin products to its portfolio. This transaction adds a line of products in automotive, medical, industrial and transportation to Amphenol’s already extensive offerings. The company in…

E2open Gets ISO 27001

E2open, the leading provider of cloud-based solutions for collaborative planning and execution across global trading networks, today announced that the company is the first dedicated, cloud-based supply chain Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) vendor to achieve the International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC) 27001:2005 Security Certification (ISO 27001). ISO 27001 is an internationally recognized standard for certifying…

Maxim to Raise $500M for Acquisitions

Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (MXIM) has announced the offering and pricing of $500 million of its 2.500% Senior Notes due 2018. Maxim Integrated intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for general corporate purposes, including acquisitions and to repurchase shares of its common stock. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Morgan Stanley…

Consumer & Mobility Alter the Electronics Landscape, Part 1

Electronics Here, There, Everywhere: Implications for Industry Design Chain & Supply Chain Landscape. That was the initial headline for this article but the lengthy wording worked against this choice and a shorter title was substituted. Yet, this analogy demonstrates clearly what’s happening in the world of electronics and how the ubiquity of semiconductors and other…

America II Evolves ‘Blended’ Distribution

The distribution categories of yesteryear – catalog, specialty, broadline, independent, franchised – are no longer working for many in the channel. Longtime catalog distributor Digi-Key Corp., for example, no longer publishes a paper catalog. America II Electronics Inc., an independent distributor, has been adding franchises. America II has entered into a global distribution agreement with…

DLA Considers Expanding DNA-Marking Program

In a typical electronics product, a system is only as strong as its weakest link. Therefore, it is the best interest of system builders to ensure none of the parts or subassemblies it uses are suspect. The U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), which currently uses Applied DNA Sciences’ DNA-based anti-counterfeiting technology for microcircuits, is considering expanding…