UniPixel Expands Manufacturing Capacity

UniPixel, Inc. (NASDAQ: UNXL), a provider of Performance Engineered Films™ to the touch screen and flexible electronics markets, announced today that it has taken delivery of a new custom built, high-speed coating system for the application of its Diamond Guard™ glass replacement resin compound. The system will be used to provide enhanced protection coating for its…

Heilind Stocks Switchcraft Tini-QG Mini XLR Connectors

Heilind Electronics, a leading global distributor of electronic components and authorized distributor for Switchcraft, has added the company’s new Right Angle Tini-QG Mini XLR Connectors to its extensive selection of circular connectors. These robust connectors are part of the XLR Sealed Series, which features an extra-long mating cycle and IP66-level waterproof protection.  The Right Angle…

IPC: PCB Book-to-Bill Ratio Reaches 1.07

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the March 2017 findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Although sales and orders continued below last year’s levels, the PCB book-to-bill ratio continued upward, reaching 1.07. Total North American PCB shipments in March 2017 were down 4.7 percent compared to the same…

Global Semiconductor Sales Rise 18% in March

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $30.9 billion for the month of March 2017, an increase of 18.1 percent compared to the March 2016 total of $26.2 billion and 1.6 percent more than the February 2017 total of $30.4 billion.…

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NXP Tops Microcontroller Supplier Ranking

Acquisitions by NXP, Microchip and Cypress had a big impact on the ranking of microcontroller suppliers in 2016. One of the biggest shifts was NXP overtaking Renesas to become the top microcontroller (MCU) supplier thanks to its acquisition of Freescale Semiconductor, according to IC Insights’ April Update to The McClean Report. Several major acquisitions – attributed to strong…