Tech Firms Fret Over ‘Chilly’ China

Foreign technology companies and other Western multinational enterprises operating in China are becoming increasingly concerned about recent Chinese government anti-trust actions that they complain put them at a disadvantage against local competitors. The companies are wary of voicing their opinions publicly and are instead using back channels and political pressure from their home governments to…

TTI VP Total Quality to Speak at SAE 2014

Fort Worth, Tex. – TTI, Inc. global distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components, has announced that Kevin Sink, TTI Vice President Total Quality will participate as a key note speaker at the upcoming SAE 2014 Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference (ASTC) during the Obsolescence and Counterfeit Parts Management Technical Session scheduled for Wednesday, September 24,…

Omnitracs to Acquire XRS

San Diego, Calif. — Omnitracs, LLC, a leading provider of fleet management solutions to transportation and logistics companies, today announced that it has agreed to acquire XRS Corporation (NASDAQ: XRSC), a leader in mobile fleet optimization software. Subject to the terms and conditions of the definitive agreement, Omnitracs will pay $5.60 per share of XRS, which equates…

Mouser Inks Global Deal With Broadcom

– Mouser Electronics, Inc., a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced that it has signed a global distribution agreement with Broadcom Corporation. As Broadcom’s first eCommerce distributor, Mouser Electronics will offer same-day shipping on a variety of Broadcom mass market products, including the industry-leading Wireless Internet Connectivity…

IPC Updates Two Key Standards

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® has released the F revisions of two of the industry’s most widely used standards, IPC J-STD-001, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies, and IPC-A-610, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies. The documents have been updated to include technical advances in solder on plastic surface mount (SMT) components, new criteria for…

Element14 Adds ADI PMOD Boards

Design engineers looking to extend the capabilities of FPGA/CPLD boards with mixed-signal/analogue integration for rapid development can now take advantage of Analog Devices PMOD Compatible Reference Design Boards from element14. PMODs are small I/O interface boards that offer an ideal way to extend the capabilities of FPGA/CPLD boards.  Analog Devices PMOD-compatible peripheral modules offer a wide variety…