RF Industries Buys Rel-Tech Electronics

San Diego, Calif. —  RF INDUSTRIES, LTD. (NASDAQ:RFIL) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Rel-Tech Electronics, Inc. (Rel-Tech), a  Milford, Connecticut-based manufacturer of custom cable assemblies and wiring harnesses, for a total purchase price of up to $3,100,000. The acquisition of all outstanding shares of Rel-Tech consists of  $2,100,000 in cash, 50,467 shares of RFI’s common stock valued…

Smart Buildings Save Energy While Fueling Growth

Increased urbanization is creating social and environmental challenges such as water shortages, power deficits, pollution and waste water and sewage problems. To combat these challenges, governments of emerging and developed economies are focusing on smart buildings to provide the best integrated solutions. This, according to recent smart building market research, also draws attention to some…

Kemet Names EVP of Global Sales & Marketing

KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, is pleased to announce that Emilio Ghilardi will join KEMET as Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing, effective July 1st, reporting to Per Loof, Chief Executive Officer. He will be based in Silicon Valley and operate from the KEMET sales office. Mr.…

Ohmite Awards TTI

The leading global distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components, announced today TTI has been awarded Ohmite’s President’s Award for Sales Excellence. For the eighth consecutive year, Ohmite has honored TTI with their prestigious President’s Award at the annual Electronic Distribution Show (EDS) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ohmite is recognized as a leading provider…

Conexant Launches HD Audio CODEC

Conexant Systems, Inc. introduced an ultra-low power, high-performance HD Audio CODEC targeted at mobile PC applications including notebooks, ultrabooks and tablets. The new CX8200 “intelligently drives speakers to optimize sound pressure level (SPL) while providing best-in-class speaker protection and eliminating background noise,” said the company. A single-chip solution optimized for use on any platform with an…

Battle of the IoT Standards

If you are involved in the electronic products industry, you are probably swept up into the hype and the promise of the Internet of Things – this includes the Smart Home, wearable, the Industrial Internet of Things- basically any kind of device that can be connected to the internet. That is a great opportunity. But is it going to happen or is the looming standards battle going to put a big hold on all of that?

Digi-Key, FLIR Sign Distribution Agreement

Thief River Falls, Minn. – Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Electronics, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced a global distribution agreement with FLIR Systems Inc. to distribute Lepton® series thermal imaging cameras.  Digi-Key selected FLIR due to a growing demand for technology applications in safety and  security, unmanned, automation,…

TI Simplifies Sensor Data Integration in the Cloud

Dallas, Tex. — Texas Instruments (TI) introduced its next-generation SimpleLink SensorTag, a new development kit that enables quick integration of sensor data with wireless cloud connectivity. Sensors can be connected to the cloud in less than three minutes through TI’s IoT cloud ecosystem including IBM’s Bluemix IoT Foundation, according to the company. In addition, several key features of the…