Vishay Buys Resistor Maker MCB Industrie S.A.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., one of the world’s largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors and passive electronic components,  has announced the acquisition of MCB Industrie S.A., a manufacturer of specialty resistors for professional market segments. The purchase price was approximately EUR 17 million or approximately $23 million. MCB Industrie S.A. resistors are used as motion sensors in…

Mouser Inks Global Deal with Philips Lumileds

Mansfield, Mass. − Mouser Electronics, Inc. has signed a global distribution agreement with Philips Lumileds Lighting Company to sell the company’s LED lighting solutions. Philips Lumileds’ family of high-power LEDs is used in a variety of applications including automotive lighting, computer displays, LCD televisions, signage and signaling and general lighting. The company’s LUXEON Power Light…

Newark Element14 Expands Kitting Facility

Chicago, Ill. − Newark element14 has doubled the size of its custom electronic component kitting facility in Plano, Texas, driven by increased demand for turnkey assemblies and engineering kits. As part of Newark element14’s value-added services, the distributor provides kits for design, production, field repair and maintenance. Services include a wide range of fabricated and…

Heilind Stocks Hirose DF62

Wilmington, Mass. − Heilind Electronics now stocks the Hirose DF62 series of slim in-line connectors. The DF62 connector’s small size and durability make it suitable for servo amp, LED lighting, portable medical device, motion control, robotic arm, and gaming equipment applications. The DF62 connectors feature a locking structure that gives the user two lock completion…

Molex Integrated PoE Connector Speeds Time to Market

Lisle, Ill.− Molex Inc. has launched its next-generation PoE plus magnetic PDJack connectors, based on RJ45 connectors, which eliminates “complex design and testing for lower direct costs and faster time to market.” The single-port controller with integrated power device controller circuitry and PoE functionality claims up to a 75 percent space savings on a printed circuit…

Vishay Load Switch Housed in Small Package

Malvern, Pa. − Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. offers two slew-rate-controlled p-channel high-side load switches designed for 1.5 V to 5.5 V operation, housed in a small 6-bump wafer-level CSP package (WCSP6), measuring 1- x 1.5-mm with a 0.5-mm pitch. Applications include load switching in portable electronics, medical and healthcare devices, and industrial instrumentation. The SiP32458 and…