Bourns Acquires Voltage Protection Product Maker KEKO-Varicon

Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that a member of the Bourns group of companies has acquired all shares of KEKO-Varicon d.o.o. Žužambrek (KEKO-Varicon) from its three shareholders, consisting of two members of the MSIN Group and one minority shareholder. KEKO-Varicon is a leading manufacturer of overvoltage protection products…

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DRAM Contract Prices Remain Under Pressure; NAND Poised for Rebound

DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, reports that following the Toshiba outage in mid-June, the Japanese government announced that it will be controlling South Korea-bound exports of three key materials used in the manufacturing of semiconductors, smartphones and panels, causing module manufacturers in the memory industry downstream to give higher quotes. However, since DRAM and NAND Flash…

Report: U.S. Trade Policies Have Not Triggered Reshoring

The tariffs that President Donald Trump has slapped on Chinese imports haven’t sparked the widespread return of manufacturers to the U.S. that Trump envisioned, according to A.T. Kearney’s latest Reshoring Index. The United States has made significant changes to its trade policy with the specific intent of bringing manufacturing home. However, imports from 14 traditional…

Avnet Promotes Chan to CIO

Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), a leading global technology solutions provider, today announced the promotion of Max Chan to Chief Information Officer (CIO), reporting to MaryAnn Miller, Chief Administrative Officer. Chan has been serving as the head of global information solutions (GIS) within Avnet since November 2018. As CIO, Chan is responsible for all information technology (IT)…

Kemet’s Tantalum Caps Exempt From China Tariffs

KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, announced today that its request to have Tantalum Polymer capacitors excluded from the Section 301 Chinese tariffs has been approved by the U.S. Trade Representative. Effective immediately, Tantalum Polymer capacitors (tantalum capacitors having a conductive polymer cathode, as further described in U.S. Harmonized Tariff…

Smith Completes Phase 2 of European Distribution Center Expansion

Smith, a global distributor of electronic components and semiconductors, today announces that its European distribution center in Amsterdam has finalized the second phase of its expansion. Phase two included installation of a facility-wide HVAC system with automated temperature and humidity controls, increased physical security measures, developments to the company’s functional and counterfeit detection labs, dedicated…

Vishay Intertechnology Reduces MLCC Lead Times

In keeping with the company’s commitment to supporting its multilayer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) customers, Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced new reduced lead times for its MLCCs. “In response to the global MLCC shortage, our MLCC division undertook a capacity expansion project to increase production output,” said Dave Valletta, executive vice president, worldwide sales,…