Freescale Releases RF Power Tool System

Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL), the leading provider of RF power technology, today introduced the RF Power Tool system, which is designed to simplify the development of RF power applications and help customers create new and differentiated RF power solutions. The only comprehensively integrated RF power application development system on the market, Freescale’s RF Power Tool…

Loubser Joins IPC

  IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries®  announces that Keenan Loubser has joined the IPC staff as senior director of certification programs. Loubser will oversee IPC’s certification programs, maintain and build relationships with IPC training and certification centers around the world and manage IPC’s certification team.   With nearly 20 years of experience in information…

Bourns Receives Arrow Award

Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that it has received the Arrow Electronics, Inc. Perfect Order Index (POI) Award for 2013. Bourns was the recipient of Arrow’s Platinum POI Award which is the highest award level given.  Arrow began the POI Awards to honor suppliers that achieve best-in-class performance…

RS Components Adds Touchstone ICs

RS Components( http://ph.rs-online.com ) (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc(http://www.electrocomponents.com ) (LSE: ECM), the global distributor for engineers, is now stocking low-power, high-performance analogue integrated circuit (IC) products developed by Touchstone Semiconductor and recently acquired by Silicon Labs to complement its embedded portfolio for the Internet of Things (IoT) market. RS will provide an inventory and logistics…

ISM Issues Corrected Report

Institute of Supply Management’s  (ISM)  has discovered an error in its software programming for calculating the May 2014 Manufacturing PMI that was released at 10 a.m. ET this morning. “We apologize for this error. We have recalculated and confirmed that the actual index indicates that the economy is accelerating,” said Bradley J. Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD, chair…

Kemet Files Conflict Minerals Report

KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, today released its 2013 Conflict Minerals Report, submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in accordance with U.S. law. The Conflict Minerals Report provides details on the company’s efforts to ensure that all KEMET tantalum materials are sourced conflict-free, either through the…

RFMW Acquires Axomic

  RFMW Ltd., a specialized distributor providing customers and suppliers with focused distribution of RF and microwave components as well as specialized component-engineering support, today announced the acquisition of Axomic Pte Ltd, a specialized RF & Microwave component supplier for Southeast Asian customers. The agreement increases RFMW’s global footprint and enhances their corporate standing as…

IPC: PCB Growth Still Stagnant

 IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the April findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Year-on-year sales growth was up slightly in April and the book-to-bill ratio remained positive at 1.01. Sales and Orders Slow but Improving Total North American PCB shipments increased 1.6 percent in April 2014 from…

Continental, Robert Bosch Battle for Top Automotive Supplier

London, England — According to analysis by Semicast Research, Continental and Robert Bosch maintained their positions as the dominant suppliers of automotive under-the-hood ECU electronics in 2013, considerably ahead of third placed Denso. Collectively these three suppliers are estimated to account for half of the automotive under-the-hood ECU electronics market. Semicast defines automotive under-the-hood ECU…