NKK Switches Adds Rep in Brazil

NKK Switches, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of innovative electromechanical switches, today announced that CAJ Engenharia Eletro-Eletronica is the company’s newest authorized territorial sales firm as the company expands its presence in Brazil. “Brazil is one of the most important emerging markets in the world and a strategic place for NKK Switches to be…

PEI-Genesis Expands in Brazil

PEI-Genesis, Inc., one of the world’s fastest assemblers of precision connectors and power supplies, has signed an agreement with AGS Aerohoses of Cruzeiro, Sao Paulo, Brazil to represent PEI-Genesis’s portfolio of high reliability connectors and design services throughout Brazil. This agreement will bring PEI-Genesis’ deep expertise and resources to the Brazilian marketplace by offering its…

Sony U.S. Cuts Jobs; Closes Stores

Sony Electronics today announced plans to restructure its organization to maintain its competitiveness in an evolving consumer electronics market. In line with Sony Corporation’s Feb. 6 earnings announcement outlining an estimated headcount reduction of roughly 5,000 employees globally, Sony Electronics confirmed a total staff reduction of one-third by the end of the calendar year, affecting…

Mouser Launches Open Source Hardware Tech Site

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is happy to announce their new Open Source Hardware (OSHW) technology site. This new highly interactive site contains plenty of useful information on many of the latest open source hardware boards and accessories, including BeagleBone, Arduino, Netduino, STMicroelectronics Nucleo, Texas Instruments LaunchPad, and the Intel Galileo. Developers can come to Mouser’s new…

IR Opens New Fab in Singapore

International Rectifier, IR® (NYSE: IRF), a world leader in power management technology, today announced that the company has commenced initial production at its new state-of-the-art ultra-thin wafer processing facility inSingapore (IRSG). Wafer thinning, metallization, testing and additional proprietary wafer level processing are undertaken at the new 60,000 square foot manufacturing site which receives processed wafers…

Flextronics Expands Lighting Portfolio

Following the introduction of its Lighting Solutions portfolio in October 2013, Flextronics (NASDAQ: FLEX) today announced the addition of two new product lines of energy efficient lighting fixtures to help commercial and industrial businesses lower their facility energy costs and achieve energy efficiency goals. The Company also announced that Architectural SSL magazine awarded a product…

Sager Extends HQ Lease to 2021

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of IP&E electronic components, announced today the extension of the lease agreement of its corporate headquarters and 100,000 square distribution center located in Middleborough, Massachusetts.  In addition to the company’s corporate offices and distribution center, the facility houses conference and meeting space, a state-of-the-art data center and its…

Avnet Expands MicroZed Offering

Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today introduced the FMC Carrier Card and the Breakout Carrier Card, extensions of the MicroZed™ Evaluation Kit and System-on-Module (SOM), offering hardware and software designers cost-effective platforms that can be used to prototype a wide variety of applications in the industrial, medical, security and…