Element14 Adds Panasonic Capacitors

element14 has announced the addition of four new polymer capacitors from Panasonic to its range. The SP-Cap, POSCAPTM, OS-CONTM and Polymer Hybrid capacitors provide high efficiency and low ESR alternatives to traditional capacitors. The range, which benefits from lifetime extension as well as high safety and reliability is designed to maximise choice, adding to element14’s already extensive offering. While all…

Semiconductor Sales Reach Highest-Ever Q1

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $78.47 billion during the first quarter of 2014, marking the industry’s highest-ever first quarter sales. Global sales reached $26.16 billion for the month of March 2014, an increase of 11.4 percent from March 2013…

Mouser Awarded by TE Connectivity

Mouser Electronics, Inc., a leading engineering resource and global authorized distributor for electronic components and semiconductors, has received the prestigious 2013 Catalog Global Distributor of the Year Award from TE Connectivity, a market leader in connectivity solutions for an array of industries. This annual Electronic Distributor Award was presented to Mouser executives at TE’s recent…

Binder-USA Partners With Minn. Wire

Binder-USA, a global supplier of high-quality circular connectors and cordsets for over 50 years, has now partnered with Minnesota Wire, which produces custom wire and cable interconnect solutions. The new partnership between Binder-USA and Minnesota Wire will enhance the potential for both companies to better service their key markets with customized interconnect solutions. “We’re excited…

House of Batteries Stocking Varta

VARTA Microbattery, a global leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of an extensive variety of high-technology rechargeable and primary batteries, and House of Batteries, industry leaders in the engineering and manufacturing of custom battery systems, announced that House of Batteries will stock and distribute VARTA EasyPack battery packs. Varta EasyPack battery packs are the…

March PCB Bookings Turn Positive

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the March findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales were up in March and the book-to-bill ratio strengthened, returning to positive territory. Positive Sales Growth Returns Total North American PCB shipments increased 4.8 percent in March 2014 from March 2013, strengthening year-to-date…