Bel Announces Management Promotions

Jersey City, N.J. — Bel Fuse Inc. (NASDAQ: BELFA and BELFB) today announced the promotions of Dennis Ackerman to President of Bel Power Solutions, and Peter Bittner to President of Bel Connectivity Solutions. Daniel Bernstein, Bel’s President and CEO, said, “Bel is fortunate to have two such talented and  dedicated executives to take charge of our Power…

Market Cycles Challenge Electronics Buyers

The electronics industry is changing in fundamental ways and the shifts taking place are raising questions about whether the industry is less cyclical than it used to be. It’s a topic of conversation increasingly being discussed among analysts and corporate executives who are looking at the past as a way to understand today’s electronics landscape.…

Mouser Ships Intel Compute Stick with Windows

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is now shipping the Intel® Compute Stick with Windows 8.1, a new generation of computer from Intel Corp. The Compute Stick is a revolutionary new device that enables any screen with an HDMI interface to become a fully functional personal computer. The Compute Stick…

API Technologies Honors TTI

Fort Worth, Tex. – TTI, Inc. the leading global distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components announced today the company has received recognition from API Corp. as Distributor of the Year, marking the fifth time the company has garnered the prestigious award. API Technologies presented the top award to TTI executives at the recent…

UMC Unveils Automotive Platform

Hsinchu, Taiwan – United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TWSE: 2303) (“UMC”), a leading global semiconductor foundry, today unveiled its UMC Auto SM technology platform to target IC companies designing chips for automotive applications. UMC Auto is a comprehensive platform that consists of a broad portfolio of automotive AEC-Q100 qualified technology solutions ranging from 0.5um to 28nm nodes,…

Connected Automotive System Market Set to Surge

The connected automotive infotainment systems market is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 33.8 percent over the next five years, driven by connected navigation and in-car Wi-Fi, according to ABI Research. The report, Automotive Infotainment Market Research, finds that “developed regions, which accounted for more than 60 percent of shipments in 2014,…

Inductor Market to Grow 6.2% Through 2019

Component miniaturization, weight reduction and ease-of-manufacturing have all contributed to growth in the market for inductors, a fundamental passive component. The global inductor market, estimated at $2780 million in 2014, is expected to reach $3750 million by 2018, according to “Global Inductor Market by Type (Fixed Inductor, Variable Inductor, Couple Inductor, Multilayer Inductor, Power Inductor,…

America II Adds Six Franchised Lines

America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it has signed franchise distribution agreements with six new manufacturers. The company has added Shenzhen KPD Electronics, Antistat, All Axis Machining, Crystal Clear Technology, Hitaltech, and Transcend Information Inc. to its global line card. This announcement follows a…

What’s for Sale: Electronics or Propaganda?

The urge to control corporate messaging can be difficult to resist for even a specialization-obsessed economics sector like the electronics industry. It’s a move that’s worth resisting, though, because the payoff is limited and the outcome could even be negative. The golden age of specialization was championed by electronics manufacturers and few other industries take…

Strong Growth Ahead for Connector Industry

The global connector industry is forecast to reach $65.7 billion by 2019, according to the latest report from Lucintel, a global management consulting and market research firm. The big growth drivers include 3C applications (computing, communication, and consumer electronics), miniaturization of electronic devices, and increasing electronic content in end products. The report “The Global Connector Industry 2014-2019:…