Flextronics Fiscal Q4 Sales Sag, Profits Rise

Flextronics (NASDAQ: FLEX), a leading end-to-end supply chain solutions company, today announced results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended March 31, 2015: Flextronics net sales for the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2015 were just under $6.0 billion, slightly below its previously provided revenue guidance of $6.0 billion to $6.4 billion. Despite the…

Flextronics Buys MCi to Boost Automotive Offering

Flextronics International Ltd. said it will pay $494 million for Mirror Controls International to broaden its offerings and services to automotive manufacturers. The acquisition of the supplier of mirror actuators to the automotive industry will further help Flextronics smoothen sales growth and reduce its dependence on markets susceptible to wild demand swings, according to company…

Honeywell’s SE and XE Switches Now at TTI

Now available in Europe through TTI, Inc., the world’s leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components are Honeywell’s SE series and XE series miniature sealed basic switches. The components have been designed for precise and reliable position indication of critical applications on aircraft and military systems. The applications range from military and…

North American PCB BtB Holds at 1.05

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the March findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Although sales remained sluggish, bookings continued ahead of last year and the book-to-bill ratio held steady at 1.05. Total North American PCB shipments decreased 0.9 percent in March 2015 from March 2014, bringing year-to-date…

Ericsson Looks East As Western Rivals Merge

With customers merging and capital expenditure budgets shrinking in North America and Europe, Ericsson AB is shifting more marketing resources to Asia where the mobile and networking equipment OEM is hoping to benefit from a surge in infrastructure spending by governments and private communication services enterprises. The company aims to keep up a vibrant presence…

City Streets Get LED Smart

Cities around the globe are expected to invest $64 billion in LED and smart streetlights by 2025, according to new research from the Northeast Group, LLC. This will translate into 84 percent of the world’s streetlights using LEDs with 37 percent of them networked or smart. Earlier this year, President Obama announced the Presidential Challenge…

Element14 Stocks Kemet P278 & P295

Element14 has announced it is now stocking two new high-performance metalized impregnated paper series film capacitors from KEMET: the P278, Class X1, 480 VAC and the P295, Class Y1, 500 VAC Used primarily for electronic design engineers, these paper capacitors are the best EMI capacitors in terms of safety, reliability, overvoltage and transient handling, self-healing…