Electronics Hardware Sales Weaken on Digitization Efforts

Electronics hardware sales have weakened and the market will remain under pressure for years as enterprises globally redirect IT resources to the more pressing efforts of digitizing operations to remain competitive in a fast-changing economic climate. The digitization of manufacturing and service operations, combined with the harsh realities of an uncertain economic environment, will in…

Moxa Offers Industrial IoT 4G LTE Kit

Brea, Calif. — Moxa, a leading manufacturer of communications and networking equipment for industrial automation, is now offering system integrators and OEM machine builders an extremely cost-effective and flexible solution to connect sensors and devices to a management platform or database over 4G LTE wireless networks. Now available in North and South America, the new Moxa…

Display IP Drives Foxconn-Sharp Deal

Ongoing consolidation has me sometimes feeling that the semiconductor and electronics industry is a shrinking group of major corporations representing leading sectors. The headlining M&A story of the year—so far– is the Foxconn-Sharp merger penned at the beginning of April, but which began in 2012. The seesaw story of Sharp’s financial troubles plagued the company for…

Heilind Adds NorComp M-Series Connectors

Heilind Electronics, a leading global distributor of electronic components, has just added NorComp’s M-SERIES metal shell connectors to its existing selection of harsh environment circular connectors. M-SERIES Circular Connectors are designed with a robust, waterproof cable-to-panel interface for demanding end use applications. These ruggedized connectors feature full metal shells for EMI/RFI shielding, as well as IP67/68…

Mouser Stocks TE PHT Combo Sensor

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the MEAS MS8607-02BA01 pressure, humidity, and temperature (PHT) combination sensor from TE Connectivity (TE). This fully factory-calibrated combination sensor measures pressure from 10 to 2,000 millibar (mbar), relative humidity (RH) from 0 percent to 100 percent, and temperature from -40 to +85 degrees Celsius (-40 to +185 degrees Fahrenheit). The compact 5 × 3 × 1mm QFN sensor…

Littelfuse Buys Auto Switches and Connectors Maker

Littelfuse, Inc., (LFUS) today announced it has completed the acquisition of Menber’s S.p.A., headquartered in Legnago, Italy. Menber’s specializes in the design, manufacturing, and selling of manual and electrical battery switches and trailer connectors for commercial vehicles. The company had sales of approximately $23 million (€21 million) in 2015 and employs approximately 120 associates. Terms…

RS Components and Intel Sign Global Distribution Agreement

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has announced the signing of a global agreement with Intel for the distribution of a range of the company’s computing and embedded development products. The agreement enables customers worldwide to purchase a wide selection of Intel products direct from RS, targeting…