North American PCB Book-to-Bill Strengthens

Bannockburn, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the February findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Although sales remained sluggish, bookings increased over last year, strengthening the book-to-bill ratio. Total North American PCB shipments decreased 1.1 percent in February 2015 from February 2014, bringing year-to-date shipment growth to -1.6…

RS Components Adds HARTING Han Ex Connectors

Taipei — RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has extended its range of interconnection solutions serving industries such as mining, chemicals, process automation, and oil and gas, with the addition of HARTING Han® Ex connectors for use in potentially explosive environments. Han Ex connectors meet the intrinsic safety requirements of CENELEC equipment…

Molex Receives John Deere Supplier Innovation Award

Lisle, Ill. – Molex Incorporated, a global manufacturer of complete interconnect solutions, has been selected for the first time as a recipient of a John Deere supplier innovation award for 2014.  John Deere presented the award to Molex representatives at a formal ceremony hosted in Bettendorf, Iowa. Award selections are based on four factors – creativity, feasibility, collaboration,…

ISM Releases New Standards for Supply Chain Excellence

Phoenix, Ariz. – The supply chain management function is rapidly moving to the spotlight as a key driver of profitability and performance for successful enterprises. In today’s hypercompetitive business environment, having visionary leaders and great products isn’t enough to ensure success.  As a result, Thomas W. Derry, Chief Executive Officer of Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) emphasizes the need…

Triple Threat Components – Small, High Performance, and Cost Savers

Purchasers and designers, who are involved in the evaluation of new components and technologies, are always looking for the highest performing parts that can help save board space and reduce costs in their next-generation designs. Some of the latest electronic components rolled out in the market deliver in all areas by saving board space, reducing…

TTI Carrying Molex MXP120 Sealed ConnectorSystem

A high-performance, 1.20mm in-line connector system from Molex is now available in Europe from TTI, Inc., the world’s leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components.  The new Molex MXP120™ Sealed ConnectorSystem for automotive and commercial vehicles is designed to replace more usual 1.50mm terminals in in-line harness applications, saving space and providing…

RFMW Names Supplier Business Manager

RFMW, Ltd. announces that Mark Millhollin has joined RFMW as a Supplier Business Manager.  Mr. Millhollin will be responsible for developing and implementing strategic business plans for various suppliers on the RFMW line card. Prior to joining RFMW, Mr. Millhollin’s background included Corporate Supplier Manager at Arrow/Richardson RFPD, Director of Supplier Management at Avnet, Americas…

TI Rolls Out Smart Power Switches for Auto Apps

Dallas, Tex. — Texas Instruments (TI) has claimed the industry’s first smart, high-side power switch with programmable current limit. Using the TPS1H100-Q1, designers can drive various loads in powertrain, body-electronics safety and driver-information systems. The highly integrated smart power switch can replace discrete components in powertrain and automotive body electronics, saving board space, reducing bill of…