Manufacturers Can Use Data to Increase Efficiency

In spite of all the headway that manufacturers have made regarding efficiency, the industry still has some untapped resources. A majority of manufacturers in the aerospace, automotive, electronics and machinery industries are aware of the potential technology has in increasing asset efficiency, a global study found, but only 15 percent have implemented dedicated strategies toward that end.…

Component Distributors Unfazed by Amazon.com

The electronics companies most likely to be affected by Amazon.com/business  — catalog distributors — are not particularly worried about the e-commerce giant’s foray into the b2b components market.  Catalog distributors – and electronics distributors in general –have a number of attributes that provide them a competitive advantage in the high-tech industry. “There are distinct complexities…

Cypress Semiconductor Makes Bid for ISSI

San Jose, Calif. — Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) today announced that it had sent the following letter to the Board of Directors of Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc. May 13, 2015 Jimmy S.M. Lee Executive Chairman Scott D. Howarth President and Chief Executive Officer Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc. 1623 Buckeye Drive Milpitas, California 95035 Messrs. Lee and…

Pasternack Names QA Manager

Pasternack Enterprises, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, announces the appointment of Mr. Bruce Yolken as the company’s Quality Assurance Manager. Mr. Yolken joins Pasternack with more than 30 years of Quality Assurance experience in the aerospace and defense sector. Prior to joining Pasternack, Mr. Yolken held multiple…

Mouser Enhances Open Source Hardware Tech Site

May 13, 2015 – Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, has announced the update of their popular Open Source Hardware (OSHW) Technology site. Mouser’s updated technology site provides developers with the resources they need to quickly learn about the latest advances in open source hardware, and the newest open source hardware…

WPG Americas Adds Powerbox Franchise

San Jose, Calif. — WPG Americas Inc. (WPGa) a subsidiary of WPG Holdings, Asia’s number one electronics distributor, announced today a new partnership with Powerbox, one of Europe’s largest power supply companies.  Under the terms of the agreement, WPGA will distribute Powerbox power supply products and systems throughout the Americas, including power solutions for Medical, Transportation, Defense, and Industrial vertical…

SCM/Procurement Software Market Grows 11%

Supply chain management (SCM) and procurement software applications grew 10.8 percent in 2014, reaching $9.9 billion in 2014, according to Gartner, Inc. Outpacing most software markets, Gartner attributes solid growth in this software segment to the competitive advantage that the supply chain delivers to businesses in terms of driving business growth goals, including improved customer satisfaction,…

Rutronik, Micronas Sign Global Distribution Deal

Freiburg/Ispringen, Germany -The global franchise covers the entire Micronas Hall-effect sensor and embedded motor controller product ranges. The Micronas products are extremely well suited for automotive and industrial applications. The 2D sensors, Linear Hall sensors and Hall switches offer the greatest potential in this regard. “We are experiencing high demand for these products”, Thomas Rudel, CEO…

Cypress & Arrow Announce Design Challenge Winner

Cypress Semiconductor Corp., and Arrow Electronics have announced the winners of the PSoC Pioneer Challenge, a global design competition that had engineers prototype new Internet of Things applications using Cypress’s PSoC 4 BLE Pioneer Kit. The winner is Chuck Swiger of Charleston, W.V., whose electric bicycle data collection and logging system claimed the $2,500 grand…