Sager Ships TE Power Triple Lock Connectors

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power and Electromechanical components and provider of value-add solutions, is now stocking TE Connectivity’s Power Triple Lock connector system. TE’s Power Triple Lock connector system offers high performance with a functional design. From the audible lock to the many added customer benefits, the Power Triple Lock connector…

6 Meaningful Ways Businesses Can Support Veterans (Part 1)

By Steven Weintraub, Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps (Reserve) (First of two parts) Most Americans feel truly grateful to our nation’s veterans and military personnel and take many opportunities available to express that gratitude. But what does one do to specifically show appreciation for those families of service members, veterans, and all currently serving military to…

supply chain disruption

Business Continuity Strengthens the Supply Chain

Supply chain resilience is increasingly seen as a critical component of an organization’s ability to deal with supply chain disruptions. With growing support from top management more organizations believe business continuity is key to increasing the resilience of their supply chains. A survey, conducted by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) and supported by Zurich Insurance Group,…

mCube Acquires Xsens

mCube, provider of the world’s smallest and lowest power MEMS motion sensors, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of 3D motion tracking products and technology company Xsens from ON Semiconductor. This merger brings together two complimentary innovators and technology leaders in the 3D motion sensing and tracking industry: Privately held mCube is the…

Production Capacity for AMOLED Panels Expands; China’s Share to Rise

Due to rising demand for OLED displays in smartphones and high-end flat panel TVs, panel manufacturers are making bigger investments in new OLED display fab construction, according to market research firm IHS Markit. This investment is expected to increase global production capacity of AMOLED panels — including both red-green-blue (RGB) OLED and white OLED (WOLED)…

Broadcom-Qualcomm: Another Blunder in the Making

The $130 billion offer by Broadcom Ltd. for Qualcomm Inc. announced this week will rank as the industry’s biggest deal but that designation alone should give cause for concern. Huge deals like this are notorious for not meeting expectations and a hard look at the facts indicate Broadcom’s shareholders may in time come to rue…

IPC Releases Revisions for Two Electronic Assembly Standards

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® has released the G revisions of the two most widely used standards in the electronic industry, IPC-J-STD-001, Requirements of Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies, and IPC-A-610, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies. These two documents are on a three-year renewal cycle, keeping pace with the ever changing technology within the electronics industry. The dedicated committee volunteers…

Osram, Continental Announce JV for Automotive Lighting

Technology companies Osram and Continental today announced their intention to establish a joint venture. The idea is to combine innovative lighting technology with electronics and software to develop, manufacture and market intelligent lighting solutions for the automotive industry. The global joint venture will operate under the name Osram Continental GmbH and have its registered office…

Mitsubishi Electric to Buy Powerex Power Device Distribution Business

Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. announced today it will acquire the power device distribution business of Powerex, Inc., a joint venture of Japan-based Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and General Electric Company. Powerex, headquartered in Youngwood, Pennsylvania, manufactures and supplies power semiconductor devices. The new business unit will operate as a division of Mitsubishi Electric US to service the North and…