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3M Names Supply Chain Chief

3M announced today that Paul A. Keel has been appointed senior vice president, Supply Chain, effective immediately. He replacesChristopher D. Holmes who will retire. Keel is currently managing director, 3M United Kingdom-Ireland Region. “Paul is an accomplished leader whose strategic thinking skills, international experience and demonstrated record of success make him uniquely qualified for this…

RFMW has EMC Couplers

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for a 50W, surface mount, directional coupler serving 15 – 18.5GHz applications. The EMC Technology DN05W20F provides a 20dB coupling factor with only 0.6dB insertion loss. Directivity is 32dB min from 17 to 18.5GHz while the DN05W20F maintains a maximum VSWR of 1.6:1. The DN05W20F operating temperature is…

Smith Opens New Houston Hub

 Smith & Associates, the largest independent distributor of electronic components, today announces the opening of its newest hub housing warehouse and operational facilities and a state-of-the-art quality testing laboratory. The new, 57,199-square-foot hub extends the capabilities and services that Smith offers global clients and allows room for growth. The facility is ISO 17025-accredited and incorporates…

ON Semi & ICs LLC To Work on Rad-Hard ASICs

ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN), driving energy efficiency innovations, has entered into a licensing/development agreement with ICs LLC in order to bring application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) to market which are resilient to radiation effects.  Radiation hardened by design (RHBD) ASICs created through this agreement will be based upon ON Semiconductor’s ONC110 110 nanometer (nm) process…

Combo Sensors Set For Surge

Sensors are a key component in driving the Internet of Things (IoT), which in turn will drive phenomenal growth in the electronics components market for the foreseeable future. Sensor technology continues to evolve, and sensors that measure more than one input—heat, light, liquid, motion etc.– on a single device are poised to soon overtake discrete…

SK Hynix Opens Colorado Site

SK hynix memory solutions (SKHMS), a leading provider of NAND flash solutions, today announced the opening of its new engineering development center in Longmont, Colorado. The company has started staffing the site with leading engineering experts in the area of storage and firmware design. Since its acquisition by SK hynix in 2012, SKHMS (formerly Link-A-Media…

Fairchild Announces Organizational Changes

Fairchild (Nasdaq:FCS), a leading global supplier of power semiconductors, announced management changes that streamline the company’s reporting structure. Fairchild has attracted the top talent in the industry to build an outstanding operations leadership team. Today the company announced that this team will report directly to Mark Thompson, Fairchild’s chairman and CEO. Mr. Thompson will also…

element14 Wins Digital Impact Award

Chicago, Ill. – element14, the world’s largest online community for electronic design engineers and hobbyists, was named a silver winner in Best Community Development at the 2014 Digital Impact Awards in London. The annual event recognizes the world’s best corporate digital strategy and marketing campaigns, and element14 earned top honors for supporting its global electronics distribution business via…