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…

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…