Study: Offshore Suppliers Test Reshoring’s Benefits

Although the trend toward offshoring is believed to be driven by one factor—labor costs—there are dozens of other factors that impact the effectiveness of an offshore manufacturing strategy. One, of course, is the location of the end-customer. Another is the location of suppliers. Recent research suggests that efforts toward reshoring – i.e., bringing manufacturing back…

TTI Adds TDK ACT45L Series

A new series of common-mode chokes from TDK that offers best-in-class noise suppression for automotive Ethernet is now available in Europe at TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components. The TDK ACT45L series also boasts the smallest footprint of any common-mode choke currently available for automotive Ethernet applications, yet incorporates advanced technologies…

Survey to Gauge Social Media Use Within Supply Chain

Which social media networks are most effective for companies within the logistics and supply chain industries? What are the key benefits realized by companies who use social media?  What challenges do companies face? Fronetics Strategic Advisors, a management consulting firm, is conducting its annual survey on social media within the logistics and supply chain industries. …

Micrium Supports Atmel Cortex M7-based MCUs

Micrium, the premier RTOS provider for embedded systems and the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced commercial real-time operating system (RTOS) support for the Atmel® | SMART ARM® Cortex® M7-based SAM V71/V70/E70 and S70 microcontrollers (MCUs). “The industry brings a number of performance and secure communication requirements to the table for embedded systems that benefit significantly…

Mouser Stocks Diodes Inc. AP9234L

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the new AP9234L battery protection IC from Diodes Incorporated. This single-chip protection solution provides a rich set of protection features for single-cell lithium-ion or lithium-polymer rechargeable battery packs in smartphones, cameras, and other electronic equipment. The Diodes Inc. AP9234L battery protection IC, now available at Mouser Electronics, integrates a…

CDM Expands Cable Assembly Services for Rail Industry

Turnersville, N.J. – CDM Electronics, an authorized distributor of electronic connectors and cables, provides an expanded range of custom and value-added RF coaxial cable assemblies and power jumper cable assemblies to meet the heavy duty, harsh environment requirements of the U.S. and Canadian freight and rail passenger industry.  With growing opportunities for drive systems, communications, and power…

New TE Sensor Solutions Catalog Available

TE categorizes its products into 18 sensor type sections. Each section is introduced with a brief description followed by simple product tables and specifications. Unique features, certifications and applications are also profiled, as well as comparisons of specifications and packaging where appropriate. The catalog also highlights the company’s sensor manufacturing and R&D facilities around the…

Seagate Moves to Demand-Driven Supply Chain

Seagate Technology has reinvented itself several times since its founding in 1979. Seagate is now the largest disk drive manufacturer in the world with $8 billion in revenue. It was also one of many of the disk drive suppliers that were impacted by devastating floods in Thailand in 2011. Although not directly a result of…