IPC: PCB Shipments Sluggish

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the January findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. January PCB sales and orders were below the levels of January 2013. The book-to-bill ratio in January continued climbing, but remains below parity at 0.95. Slow Start to 2014 Total North American PCB shipments…

Semtech Names New Exec

Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq:SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced the appointment of Charles B. Ammann as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Ammann succeeds Randall H. Holliday, who has announced his retirement. “I am pleased to have a seasoned executive and legal professional of Chuck’s caliber join Semtech’s…

C&K Opens Shanghai Office

C&K Components has announced the opening of a corporate office in Shanghai, China, as it expands its global sales coverage throughout Asia. “This new office in China represents another key milestone for C&K in Asia, as we continue our expansion in the Chinese market. Choosing Shanghai’s location is directly linked to C&K’s strategy toward the…

Element14 Expands Microchip Offering

 Element14 has announced its expansion of its Microchip portfolio of products of kits for development and lighting.  Microchip is a leading provider of analogue, RF and microcontroller devices for rapid time-to-market for diverse applications such as industrial automation, consumer electronics, medical and lighting. “We are delighted with our partnership with element14 which enables us to support…

Power Integrations Wins Patent Decision

 Power Integrations (Nasdaq: POWI) today announced a verdict in one of its ongoing patent infringement lawsuits against Fairchild Semiconductor. After a month-long trial in federal district court in San Francisco, a jury found yesterday that Fairchild willfully infringed two of Power Integrations’ patents, and awarded Power Integrations damages of $105 million. Based on the finding…

Panasonic Capacitors Available at RS Components

RS Components( http://www.rs-components.com/index.html ) (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc( http://www.electrocomponents.com ) (LSE:ECM), the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, is stocking two new low Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) polymer capacitors( http://singapore.rs-online.com/web/c/passive-components/capacitors ) from the Panasonic Industrial Devices range. POSCAP(TM) and OS-CON(TM)( http://singapore.rs-online.com/web/c/passive-components/capacitors/tantalum-capacitors/?searchTerm=npi-jan14-panasonic-poscap_sg&searchType=Offers&h=s&redirect-relevancy-data=77633D4E4F4E4526 ) offer reliable, efficient, long lifetime solutions…