XP Power Acquires Comdel

XP Power, a world-leading developer and manufacturer of critical power solutions for the electronics industry, announces that it has acquired the business and assets of Comdel Inc., a Massachusetts, US-based designer and manufacturer of radio frequency (RF) power supplies. The $23 million deal expands XP Power’s product offering into RF power, complementing its extensive range…

Component Shortages to Last ‘Longer Than Expected’

There’s no short-term relief ahead for electronics manufacturers that are scrambling for components. Tight supplies of capacitors and resistors are expected to last into mid-2018—longer than industry experts expected. The dreaded words “allocation” and “double-ordering” are coming up more frequently, meaning OEMs and EMS providers are facing long-term sourcing challenges. Thick- and thin-film chip resistor…

No Supply Impact from Toshiba NAND Flash Production Suspension

Industry reports indicate that Toshiba recently suspended production for its NAND flash. DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, confirms that Toshiba has had lower than expected output for its NAND flash production related to issues with equipment operation but it will not impact the company’s fourth-quarter contract shipments. DRAMeXchange also does not expect the production issues to…

Celanese Expands Global Capacity for Specialty Materials

Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE), a global technology and specialty materials company, today announced plans to expand the capacity of its global compounding assets and certain product-specific manufacturing production sites to support the significant growth in its engineered materials business. “As the global demand for specialty materials increases in key industries such as medical, automotive, consumer goods…

APICS Unveils New SCOR 12.0 Model for Supply Chain Excellence

Today from APICS 2017, the premier event for supply chain, logistics and operations management professionals, the supply chain association, APICS, announced the launch of its Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) 12.0 model. SCOR has been the cross-industry, global standard for supply chain excellence for the last twenty years, and with this update will continue to support ways to measure,…

Mouser Stocks Cree Four-Color LEDs

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking CLQ6A-TKW red, green, blue, and white (RGBW) LEDs from Cree®. The CLQ6A-TKW devices are the first individually addressable 1W RGBW LEDs in their class, opening new design possibilities for architectural lighting. Cree CLQ6A-TKW devices, available from Mouser…