Conflict Minerals Ruling Ignites Compliance Confusion

Electronics manufacturers and component suppliers seeking guidance from authorities following a recent court ruling striking down a portion of the Conflict Minerals Rule will have to wait a while longer. While an industry organization representing suppliers and distributors believes the ruling may have eliminated the need for compliance with the legislation, some lawyers are advising…

RFMW, XSYSTOR Sign Distribution Agreement

San Jose, Calif. –  RFMW Ltd. and XSYSTOR, Inc. have announced a distribution agreement effective September 1, 2015. XSYSTOR, Inc. provides universal sequencers, controllers and fast switches to support implementation of Gallium Nitride (GaN) transistors in the latest generation RF and Microwave power amplifiers. RFMW Ltd. is a specialized distributor providing customers and suppliers with focused…

Digi, Arrow Electronics Expand Distribution Deal

Minnetonka, Minn. — Digi International® (NASDAQ: DGII, www.digi.com), the M2M solutions expert, and Arrow Electronics, Inc. today announced an expanded global distribution agreement. Under the expanded agreement, Digi’s complete product and services portfolio has been made available through Arrow’s global network. As a result, design engineers around the world now have access to the full-range of…

Manufacturing Pace Slides on China & Currency Woes

It’s difficult not to be concerned over recent economic indicators and the stock market’s roller coaster ride, but the Institute for Supply Management, which tracks U.S. manufacturing activity, notes that domestic production expanded in August for the 75th consecutive month. Unfortunately, that expansion was at the slowest rate the country has seen since May 2013. The…

Wearables, Bioelectronics Seek Better Energy Storage

Boston, Mass. – Energy storage players are eyeing emerging opportunities in bioelectronics as wearable, implantable and other medical devices create energy demands and design requirements beyond conventional batteries, according to Lux Research. Existing battery solutions barely satisfy the demands for increased functionality and power in existing medical devices and may have slowed the shift toward personalized…