TTI Acquires Astrex

TTI, Inc. an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, today announced the acquisition of Astrex Electronics, a privately held connector distribution specialist headquartered in Plainview, New York. Mike Morton, President TTI Americas, said of the acquisition, “I’m very pleased to be bringing Astrex Electronics into the fold of the TTI family of companies. I…

SMIC Founds 12-inch CIS Supply Chain in China

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981), China’s largest and most advanced semiconductor foundry, today announced that the first 12″ color filter & micro lens array production line in mainland China has been completed and put into production by Toppan SMIC Electronics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (“TSES”), a joint venture of SMIC and Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. (“Toppan”).…

E2v Completes Redesign of Logic Device

E2v, the leading high reliability semiconductor solutions provider, today announced that it has completed full qualification of the QP54ACT139 Decoder/Demultiplexer. This device serves as a drop-in replacement for the industry standard 54ACT139 device. It has been fully re-engineered and manufactured on a bipolar process and meets the original manufacturer’s specifications for military and aerospace applications.…

KOA Speer Awarded by Arrow

KOA Speer Electronics, Inc. announced today that it was presented the Arrow Electronics, Inc. Perfect Order Index (POI) award for 2013. KOA Speer received the platinum  award for the highest level of performance in the passive electromechanical components category. Arrow’s POI awards honor suppliers that achieve best-in-class performance by delivering “perfect orders” as measured by…

Raytheon Awards Acopian

Acopian Power Supplies, a leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of standard, modified-standard and custom power supplies, today announced that it received a 4-Star Supplier Excellence Award for 2014 from Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) business.    Over 180 supplier partners, that support the IDS business, were recognized for outstanding performance. The award was presented…

Element14 Adds Avago Optocouplers

 element14 has added to its extensive range the highly-integrated gate drive optocouplers from Avago Technologies, one of the world’s leading supplier of analog interface components for wireless, wireline and industrial applications. These optically-isolated devices are optimized for driving high power MOSFET or IGBT directly, exhibiting fast gate switching speed, minimal propagation delay, high CMR and…

Colonial Circuits Receives First IPC-1071

IPC’s Validation Services Program has awarded its first IPC-1071 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) to Colonial Circuits Inc., a full-service printed board manufacturer in Fredericksburg, Va. The facility underwent an intensive audit based on IPC-1071, Best Industry Practices for Intellectual Property Protection in Printed Board Manufacturing. Developed as a high-level roadmap to best industry practices for…