ITSWELL Franchises America II

America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it has entered into a franchise distribution agreement with ITSWELL Co., Ltd., a manufacturer of LED products used in home appliance, automotive, traffic control, medical, lighting, and gaming applications. Under terms of the agreement, America II will have…

Belden Expands With Chinese Partner

Belden Inc. (NYSE: BDC), a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, announced today that it has formed a partnership with Shanghai Hi-tech Control System Co., Ltd. to jointly develop, market and sell new industrial networking solutions. HiTe Control is a leading industrial automation systems provider with established divisions throughout China and already…

Mouser Launches Robotics Site

Mouser Electronics, Inc. today announced their new Robotics Technology site. Mouser’s new technology site provides developers with the resources they need to learn about the latest advances in robotics technologies, and the newest components from Mouser Electronics for building robotics systems. The new Robotics Technology site, available on Mouser.com, contains valuable information for developers interested…

U.S. Manufacturing Facing a Worker Shortage

Opponents of offshore manufacturing and immigration reform point to U.S. job losses as the main effect of these actions. Yet two studies released this week conclude the U.S. manufacturing industry is facing a drastic shortage of talent. The U.S. will require nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs over the next decade, and 2 million of those jobs are…

Customers Are Online. If You Aren’t, You Are at a Disadvantage

Buyers online. They are conducting research and gathering information so that they can make a purchase. Will your company show up when the buyer conducts an online search? If your company doesn’t rank on the first page of the search engine results it is unlikely that your company will be found by the buyer. (Page…

IPC Honors Plexus & Honeywell

IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® bestowed its highest corporate honors to Plexus Corp. and Honeywell. During a luncheon at IPC APEX EXPO®, the IPC Stan Plzak Corporate Recognition Award was presented to Plexus Corp. and the IPC Peter Sarmanian Corporate Recognition Award to Honeywell. Named after a former IPC Board Chairman who was a founding…

Mouser Stocking ADuCRF101

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the ADuCRF101 Precision Analog Microcontroller with RF Transceiver from Analog Devices. The ADuCRF101 is a fully integrated data acquisition system-on-a-chip designed for low power wireless applications. It features a 6-channel 12-bit analog to digital converter (ADC) built around a 16MHz ARM Cortex-M3 core, as well as a complete wireless…