Electrocomponents Broadens Reach of Private Label Unit

Electrocomponents PLC has launched a new branding efforts to expand the range of products available under the company’s private label business as the distributor continues efforts to strengthen sales and extend existing services to current and new customers globally. The company unveiled its newly-minted RS Pro brand today and said it will use the division…

IPC: PCB Sales Up 0.4% in 2015

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the December 2015 findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Slow sales growth continued in December, bringing 2015 to a close at 0.4 percent growth over 2014. The book-to-bill ratio returned to parity at 1.00 in December. Total North American PCB shipments increased…

Verdict Issued in AVX-Greatbatch Lawsuit

 AVX Corporation (NYSE: AVX) today reported a jury verdict in a patent infringement case filed in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware captioned Greatbatch, Inc. v AVX Corporation. Despite AVX’s defense that it had not violated Greatbatch’s patents for the particular products in question, a jury recently found that Greatbatch incurred damages totaling $37.5 million. It is expected that AVX’s…

Mouser and Imahara Launch 2016 Power Series

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is teaming up with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara along with scientists, visionaries and educators to announce an exciting new series on Power and the Future Supercapacitor to kick off the 2016 Empowering Innovation Together™ program. This new series captures insights from some of the most influential people in power management and storage, including scientists from UCLA…

Chip Market Forecast to Grow 4% in 2016

The uncertain global economy will continue to have a dampening effect on the semiconductor market, according to two leading analyst firms. While the chip industry had been able to outperform the overall electronics market for decades, chip makers have had to grow accustomed to a more sedate pace of growth. IC Insights and Future Horizons both have forecast…

Richardson RFPD Intros Skyworks SPDT Switch

Geneva, Ill. – Richardson RFPD, Inc. announced today the availability and full design support capabilities for a new single-pole, double-throw switch from Skyworks Solutions, Inc. The SKYA21001 features low insertion loss (0.4 dB at 2.4 GHz) and positive voltage operation with low DC power consumption (10 μA). It is ideally suited for automotive applications such as infotainment, telematics,…