Survey: Manufacturing Execs Remain Confident

Prime Advantage, the leading buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, announced the findings of its thirteenth edition of the Purchasing and Manufacturing Survey, revealing financial projections and top concerns of more than 700 U.S. industrial manufacturing companies. The results show continued optimism about revenues and employment, despite concerns about rising costs and a lack of qualified…

Bel Fuse & Cosel Sign Licensing Pact

Bel Fuse Inc. (NASDAQ: BELFA/BELFB), a premier global manufacturer of networking and telecommunication products and power management solutions, announced today that it has entered into a non-exclusive, worldwide, multi-year field of use license agreement with Japan-based Cosel, Co., LTD, a leading global provider of high-quality, ultra-small AC-DC power supplies, DC-DC converters and noise filters. Under…

Mouser & NI Release Simulation Tool

Mouser Electronics today announces the globalrelease of MultiSIM BLUE, the NI Multisim Component Evaluator Mouser Edition. The global distributor of electronic components is introducing the new, all-in-one circuit simulation tool, complete with integrated PCB layout and Bill of Materials (BOM). It allows you to scheme, simulate, PCB design, BOM export and purchase with one powerful…

UltraSoC Receives Patent

UltraSoC Technologies Ltd announced today that it had been granted patents for its pioneering debug hub. This innovation enables a single physical chip interface, such as USB or PCIe, to be used simultaneously for normal system communications and for the purpose of debugging and on-chip analytics. IP for 2.0 is already licensable and is under development…

Newark element14 Signs RECOM Power

Chicago, Ill. –– Newark element14, a high-service distributor of technology products and engineering solutions, has added RECOM Power, an innovative leader in the manufacture and distribution of power converters and switching regulators, as one of its global power supply partners. The partnership comes as a welcome extension to an already successful partnership in Asia via element14.…

Henkel to Acquire Bergquist

Düsseldorf – Henkel signed an agreement to acquire The Bergquist Company, a privately-held leading supplier of thermal-management solutions for the electronics industry worldwide. This transaction will provide Henkel Adhesive Technologies with a strong position in thermal-management solutions, in particular for use in automotive, consumer and industrial electronics as well as emerging applications in LED lighting.…

Cree Earns U.S. DoD MRL 8 Designation

Durham, N.C. — Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a leader in gallium nitride (GaN) RF devices, has earned the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) manufacturing readiness level eight (MRL 8) designation. Awarded for its production of GaN monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), this designation verifies Cree’s ability to provide assured, affordable and commercially viable production capabilities…

TTI Adds FCT Electronics to Linecard

TTI, Inc., the leading global distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components, announced today the company has added FCT Electronics Group as a new connector supplier. FCT Electronics Group specializes in designing and manufacturing custom mixed-layout connectors and cable assemblies. The company was acquired in 2013 by Molex Incorporated, a leading supplier of connectors…