Survey: Manufacturing Execs Remain Confident

Prime Advantage, the leading buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, announced the findings of its thirteenth edition of the Purchasing and Manufacturing Survey, revealing financial projections and top concerns of more than 700 U.S. industrial manufacturing companies. The results show continued optimism about revenues and employment, despite concerns about rising costs and a lack of qualified…

Buyers Upbeat on Business Outlook for 2014

Although the pace of growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector cooled down a bit in September, the industry topped off its third consecutive quarter of expansion that month. One of the nation’s leading indexes, the Institute for Supply Management’s PMI, decreased in September by 2.4 percentage points to 56.6 percent. Nevertheless, said Bradley J. Holcomb,…

Tight Supply Continues for DDR3 SDRAM

DDR3 SDRAM continues to be the bellwether of the memory market. Despite fluctuations in pricing, product continues to be scarce and lead times continue to be an issue. Lead times for DDR3 memory ranges from 12 to 16 weeks with inventory levels remaining tight. Forecasts are pushing lead times to early 2015 for deliveries. Within…

Bel Fuse & Cosel Sign Licensing Pact

Bel Fuse Inc. (NASDAQ: BELFA/BELFB), a premier global manufacturer of networking and telecommunication products and power management solutions, announced today that it has entered into a non-exclusive, worldwide, multi-year field of use license agreement with Japan-based Cosel, Co., LTD, a leading global provider of high-quality, ultra-small AC-DC power supplies, DC-DC converters and noise filters. Under…

Mouser & NI Release Simulation Tool

Mouser Electronics today announces the globalrelease of MultiSIM BLUE, the NI Multisim Component Evaluator Mouser Edition. The global distributor of electronic components is introducing the new, all-in-one circuit simulation tool, complete with integrated PCB layout and Bill of Materials (BOM). It allows you to scheme, simulate, PCB design, BOM export and purchase with one powerful…

Hong Kong’s Changing Role in the Supply Chain

Long before China became the go-to destination for foreign manufacturing, there was Hong Kong. During the 1960s and 1970s Hong Kong was a low-cost center for manufacturing and the electronics industry’s window into the vast market that was China. Although Hong Kong’s role has changed significantly since China opened its doors to foreign trade, it…

UltraSoC Receives Patent

UltraSoC Technologies Ltd announced today that it had been granted patents for its pioneering debug hub. This innovation enables a single physical chip interface, such as USB or PCIe, to be used simultaneously for normal system communications and for the purpose of debugging and on-chip analytics. IP for 2.0 is already licensable and is under development…

Newark element14 Signs RECOM Power

Chicago, Ill. –– Newark element14, a high-service distributor of technology products and engineering solutions, has added RECOM Power, an innovative leader in the manufacture and distribution of power converters and switching regulators, as one of its global power supply partners. The partnership comes as a welcome extension to an already successful partnership in Asia via element14.…

Henkel to Acquire Bergquist

Düsseldorf – Henkel signed an agreement to acquire The Bergquist Company, a privately-held leading supplier of thermal-management solutions for the electronics industry worldwide. This transaction will provide Henkel Adhesive Technologies with a strong position in thermal-management solutions, in particular for use in automotive, consumer and industrial electronics as well as emerging applications in LED lighting.…