DNA Marking: What is the other Option?

The semiconductor industry and its supply chain partners would benefit from a collaborative effort with the government to develop a more comprehensive and effective anti-counterfeiting technology. The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has already put in, at minimum, five full years of research to bettering the semiconductor supply chain and is willing to work side-by-side with the government…

IPC Names Soldering Champs

Despite chilly temperatures in Munich last week, things got “heated” as 43 competitors went soldering iron to soldering iron at IPC’s Hand Soldering Competition at productronica 2013, November 12–15. Emerging victorious and taking first place, a cash prize of €500 and a new soldering station from JBC Tools, was Jacek Majchrzak, PartnerTech, Poland. In addition,…

Ametherm Inks Deal with Dexter Magnetic

Ametherm today announced a distribution agreement with Dexter Magnetic Technologies, a supplier of magnetic solutions since 1951. Under the terms of the agreement, Dexter is now carrying and providing technical support for Ametherm’s most popular inrush current limiting thermistors. Dexter supplies magnetic solutions, including magnetic cores and accessories, to a wide range of markets, from…

Rockwell Lauds TTI

 TTI, Inc. the leading global distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components, today announced the company has been awarded Rockwell Automation’s 2013 Supplier of the Year Honorable Mention in Electronics that recognizes overall supplier performance. This award acknowledgement is a first-time win for TTI. Rockwell Automation is recognized as the largest company dedicated to…

Blockmaster Expands Value-Added

Blockmaster Electronics, Elk Grove Village, IL announced the availability of their new Short Form Catalog highlighting one of the broadest and most unique offerings of quality terminal blocks available from a single source in today’s market place.  Expanding their already broad product offering is their new on-site Value-Added Center providing a vast array of customization…

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…