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…

Mouser Aims for the Moon

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, and celebrity engineer Grant Imahara launched a new Empowering Innovation Challenge as part of the Empowering Innovation Together™ program that explores the topic of Space Exploration. This challenge, now underway, partners with Astrobotic’s upcoming commercial mission to the Moon. The grand…

Celestica Named Juniper Supplier of the Year

Celestica Inc. (NYSE, TSX: CLS), a global leader in the delivery of end-to-end product lifecycle solutions, announced that it has received the 2014 Supplier of the Year Award from Juniper Networks. The award was presented at Juniper Networks’ recent Supplier Summit in Sunnyvale, California. The 2014 Supplier of the Year Award recognizes Celestica for its…