IPC to Develop Press-Fit Pin Standard for Automotive

Bannockburn, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® has announced plans to start the development of a new standard intended to cover the qualifications and acceptance requirements for press-fit pin technology that includes the reliability needs for automotive and other industries, such as aerospace. This new standard is highly anticipated, as there is currently not a…

Electronics Ranks High in Conflict Minerals Compliance

In a very short period of time the electronics industry has moved from grudging acceptance of the so-called U.S. “conflict minerals” rule to a leadership position in compliance, research concludes. Moreover, companies that have embraced the measure to boycott materials mined in certain regions of the world are driving positive change throughout the supply chain.…

Cisco to Cut 5,500 Jobs

San Jose, Calif. — Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) Q4 Revenue: $12.6 billion Growth of 2% year over year — Q4 guidance was 0% to 3% growth year over year (normalized to exclude the SP Video CPE Business for Q4 FY 2015) Q4 Earnings per Share: $0.56 GAAP; $0.63 non-GAAP FY 2016 Revenue (normalized to exclude the…

RS Components Expands IP67 Connector Portfolio

Singapore – RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has extended its portfolio of high-quality connectivity solutions with the EDAC 572 and 560 series of IP67-rated connectors, which offer simple, safe connections for a wide variety of outdoor and ruggedised applications including LED lighting, medical, marine and hydroponic cultivation, access control, external…

TRACO Power Opens North American Office

TRACO Power, established more than 35 years ago, is a recognized leading designer & manufacturer of high quality DC/DC and AC/DC power conversion products. TRACO Power North America, a wholly owned subsidiary of TRACO Electronic AG with headquarters in Baar, Switzerland, will support the North American distribution network and support customers directly with both technical…

TTI Adds Molex Nano-Fit Power Connectors

Currently the smallest fully-isolated power connectors in the market and now available in Europe through TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components, are Molex’s compact Nano-Fit power connectors. The components provide design engineers with fully-protected header terminals in a small package and feature mechanical keying and colour-coded options to ensure proper mating…

Richardson RFPD, Power Integrations Ink Global Deal

Geneva, Ill. – Richardson RFPD, Inc. today announced a global agreement with Power Integrations, Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, Richardson RFPD will distribute Power Integrations’ SCALE™ IGBT drivers for the high-power market, as well as its new SCALE-iDriver™ integrated circuits, on a worldwide basis. Power Integrations’ family of SCALE gate drivers reduce component count,…

Mouser Names VP of Marketing for EMEA

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, today announced the appointment of Graham Maggs to Vice President of Marketing–EMEA for Mouser. Maggs, an industry veteran with over 28 years of experience in European and global roles, joined the Mouser team in April 2010 and has been instrumental in…