Electronics Counterfeiters Capitalize on Component Shortages

Every dark cloud has a silver lining. Unfortunately, the real beneficiaries of the current long-term and lasting component shortages are counterfeiters. “Current estimates for the annual loss to the electronics industry due to counterfeit components is north of $5 billion,” said Creative Electron CEO Bill Cardoso in an article on EPSNews sister publication EBN.  “With…

TT Electronics Acquires Precision Inc.

TT Electronics, a global provider of engineered electronics for performance critical applications, has today announced the acquisition of Precision, an industry leading designer and manufacturer of precision electromagnetic product solutions for critical applications. Based in Minneapolis, US, Precision has around 160 employees that support customers in medical, industrial, and aerospace and defence markets. Precision brings…

Pasternack Inks Private-Label Agreement with PMI

Pasternack, a leading provider of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, has signed an agreement with Planar Monolithics Industries, Inc. (PMI) to private-label a selection of PMI manufactured products under the Pasternack brand name. These new products will be available off-the-shelf for immediate shipping. Through this private-label agreement, Pasternack will expand the visibility of its already extensive portfolio of…

How Sensors Are Moving Materials Handling Toward Safe Automation

This is the first article in a two-part series The Industry 4.0 revolution is enabling new levels of automation, including a new generation of automated guided vehicles (AGVs) for use in the first wave of smart manufacturing and distribution facilities. This revolution also requires new ways of thinking across all aspects of materials handling, especially when…

Sager Electronics Expands with Sensata Technologies

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power and Electromechanical components and provider of value-add solutions, today announces the addition of Sensata Technologies Pressure & Temperature products to their line card. The addition of these new technologies expands the breadth of sensing products available from Sager Electronics to include low, mid, and high…

Future Electronics Signs New Global Distribution Agreement with Taoglas

Future Electronics is very pleased to announce that they have signed a new Global Distribution Agreement with Taoglas. Future Electronics customers will now be able to choose from Taoglas’ comprehensive range of external, embedded and base station antenna and RF solutions for IoT and M2M applications such as Telematics/Automotive, Smart Grid, Metering/Telemetry, Home Automation, Remote…

RFMW Ltd. Announces Distribution Agreement with IDT

RFMW Ltd. announced a distribution agreement with Integrated Device Technology (IDT) effective May 16, 2018. Under the agreement, RFMW is franchised for worldwide marketing and sales of IDT’s portfolio of radio frequency (RF), microwave, millimeter wave and RF timing products. IDT offers high linearity RF components including modulators & demodulators, mixers, synthesizers, attenuators, switches, amplifiers,…

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U.S. Manufacturing’s Humming—Except for Shortages and Tariffs

U.S. manufacturers that rely on access to electronic components are on the brink of not being able to fulfill their customers’ orders. But manufacturing is still humming: The Institute for Supply Management’s leading factory index, the PMI, increased by 1.4 percent in May to 58.7. However, comments from the computer and electronics sector indicate OEMs…