Electrocomponents: Private Label ‘Vision is Clear’

The growing popularity of own-brand products has been a powerful trend across the B2C world over the last decade and we have seen the development and marketing of own brands increase in sophistication. This same trend is now developing in the B2B market, resulting in a significant opportunity for growth. Lindsley Ruth joined Electrocomponents as…

Modular Connector Systems Reduce Costs, Lead Times

Power designers and purchasers of power connectors used in communications equipment can both benefit from modular connector systems. In many cases, these platforms offer a variety of configurations to provide more design flexibility for power designers, while lowering the cost of the bill materials (BOM) and eliminating the lead times associated with new tooling for…

IPC Joins NextFlex

Bannockburn, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® has become a partner of NextFlex, America’s flexible hybrid electronics manufacturing institute, which is based in Mountain View, Calif. As part of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), this new public-private partnership aims to establish America as the global leader in the flexible hybrid electronics manufacturing space.…

Midsized Manufacturers Expect to Outpace Market

Financial executives of small and mid-sized U.S. manufacturing businesses are optimistic about their growth prospects for 2016, according to research from the buying consortium PrimeAdvantage. At the same time, CFO confidence in the U.S. economy has fallen from last year with slightly more than half of executives – 54 percent — expressing optimism. This is…

Microsemi OTN Processor in Mass Production

Aliso Viejo, Calif. — Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced its DIGI-G4, the company’s latest DIGI Optical Transport Network (OTN) processor enabling the transition to 400G OTN switching solutions is available in mass production. With multiple carriers’ trials underway, Microsemi is enabling the industry to…

MIT Spin-Off Secures Financing Led by Murata

Cambridge, Mass. – Arctic Sand Technologies (www.arcticsand.com), the performance and space saving leader in power conversion ICs has announced the completion of a $19M Series B Financing round, led by Murata Manufacturing Company, Ltd. with co-investors  GE Ventures, Northwater Capital and Arsenal Venture Partners. Targeting major segments of the $5B DC/DC power conversion market, Arctic Sand’s ICs today…

element14 Launches Two IoT Starter Kits

Global electronics distributor and online community element14 is launching two cutting-edge Internet of Things (IoT) starter kits that tap into technologies from EnOcean and IBM. Both Entrepreneur and Enterprise editions feature micro-computer boards from element14 and energy harvesting wireless sensors from EnOcean, and provide seamless integration to IBM’s Watson IoT Platform. The new kits are officially launching both at IBM Interconnect…

Linear Technology Expands in Singapore

Linear Technology Corporation (NASDAQ: LLTC) today opened the company’s third semiconductor test facility in Singapore. The additional space for staff, equipment and materials will allow the company to more than double its production capacity of advanced analog circuits and µModule® (micromodule) products. This will strengthen Linear Technology’s ability to meet the growing demand for high performance…