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…

Qualtek Launches Website Redesign

Mentor, Ohio — Qualtek Electronics, a leading electronics manufacturer of fan and fan accessories, AC receptacles, heat shrink products, power cords and cordsets, power supplies and EMI power line filters, has launched a redesign of their website to provide visitors with more information, faster browsing, easier site navigation and compatibility with smart phones and tablets. The…

Omron Sets Business Goals

OMRON Corporation (TOKYO: 6645, ADR: OMRNY) announced on May 29 its new medium-term business plan for the three years from FY2014 to FY2016. In 2011, OMRON launched its long-term business strategy for the decade leading up to 2020, called “Value Generation 2020” or “VG2020.” With this strategy, OMRON has specified goals; “global value-creating group that is qualitatively…

Ethernet Switch Market Declined in Q1

According to a recent report by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for information about the telecommunications and networking industries, the Layer 2-3 Ethernet Switch market declined nearly $1 Billion sequentially in the first quarter 2014 to just over $5 Billion. “Several factors caused 1Q14 to deliver the second worst first quarter on record for the Ethernet Switch market,”…

Seagate Buys Avago LSI ASD & FCD Units

Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX), a world leader in storage solutions, and Avago Technologies Limited (NASDAQ: AVGO), a leading semiconductor device supplier to the enterprise storage, wired, wireless and industrial end markets, today announced that they have entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement under which Seagate will acquire the assets of LSI’s Accelerated Solutions…

Renesas & Diodes Inc. Partner on Power

Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced its collaboration with Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD), a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within the broad discrete, logic and analog semiconductor markets, to deliver optimized charging solutions for USB Power Delivery (PD). Based on a…

Industrial Robotics to Reach $41B

According to a new report by Allied Market Research, titled “Industrial Robotics Market (Products, Functions, Applications and Geography) – Global Analysis, Industry Growth, Trends, Size, Share, Opportunities and Forecast – 2013 – 2020”, the global industrial robotics market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.4% during the forecast period from 2013 to 2020,…

Neutrik USA Lauds Heilind

Heilind Electronics, the largest interconnect distributor inNorth America, was recently named Neutrik USA’s Distributor Partner of the Year. “Neutrik USA is pleased to present Heilind Electronics with our Distributor Partner of the Year award for 2013,” says Tom Chudyk, national distribution manager, Neutrik USA. “We value our partnership with Heilind and are grateful for their outstanding dedication and support. We look…

SiliconExpert Launches Pricing Tool

SiliconExpert Technologies, the leading provider of electronic component management tools, officially introduces their Price Analytics Tool which normalizes and displays component level pricing data on an intuitive interface, allowing supply chain managers to easily compare, analyze and manage pricing data intelligently. OEMs with multiple distributors and contract manufacturers can now easily compare component level pricing…

Sager Honored by Ohmite

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of IP&E electronic components, was recently recognized by Ohmite Manufacturing Company for its performance in the Northeast.  Sager’s Northeast service center was named one of three “Sales Excellence” branches in Ohmite’s authorized distribution network. “Sager sales team members Bob Birmingham and Joe Priante of the New England Service…