Sager Adopts ECIA 2-D Barcoding

The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) is pleased to announce the implementation of its two-dimensional (2-D) barcoding guideline by Sager Electronics. The 2-D guideline was developed by the association’s Electronic Components Council (ECC), comprised of association member representatives working jointly to develop standards for best practices. Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of IP&E…

Maxwell Inks Pact With SK Innovation

Maxwell Technologies, Inc.  has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with SK Innovation, a subsidiary of SK Holdings and Korea’s leading energy provider, to develop next generation energy storage solutions leveraging the complementary characteristics of SK’s lithium ion batteries and Maxwell’s ultracapacitors. The two companies will explore and identify global commercial opportunities for products that enable…

Emulex Reduces Workforce

Emulex Corp., a leader in network connectivity, monitoring and management, has implemented a restructuring plan designed to streamline business operations with the goal of driving long-term shareholder value. This restructuring plan is part of the three-part transformation initiative announced last month to improve profitability, increase cash flow and enhance shareholder value. The restructuring will include…

JDSU to Acquire Network Instruments

JDSU today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Network Instruments, a leading developer of enterprise network and application-performance management solutions for global 2000 companies. JDSU plans to acquire Network Instruments for $200 million in cash, subject to certain adjustments. The companies expect to close the transaction, subject to customary regulatory approvals,…

Avnet Releases Motor Control Kit

Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc., has announced the Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoC/Analog Devices Intelligent Drives Kit for prototyping next-generation motor control applications. Combining the Xilinx® Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC ARM® dual-core Cortex™-A9 + 28 nm programmable logic with the latest generation Analog Devices high-precision data converters and digital isolation, this kit enables…

Richardson RFPD Supports M/A-COM

Richardson RFPD, Inc. today announces immediate availability and full design support capabilities for two devices for 802.11ac applications from M/A-COM Technology Solutions (MACOM). The MAMF-010614 is a multi-function MMIC that includes a single-pole, double-throw (SPDT) switch and low noise amplifier (LNA) with bypass mode for the receive (Rx) path. The new front-end module (FEM) delivers…

RS Components Releases Design App

RS Components ( http://www.rs-components.com ) (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, has unveiled its first design support app for iOS-based mobile devices. Called RS Toolbox, this new app, which is available free-of-charge, provides a central access point to popular electronic…

Manufacturers Expect to Add Jobs in 2014

Based on unemployment data from the U.S. government and a forecast from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), the employment outlook for 2014 appears positive. But where are those jobs coming from?  Some of them will be in manufacturing, said Bradley J. Holcomb, chair of the ISM Manufacturing Business Survey Committee. “On the manufacturing side,…

ISM: Purchasing ‘Optimistic’ for 2014

Although the electronics components industry may not be feeling the same momentum, the U.S. manufacturing sector expects to increase its revenue, employment and capital expenditures in 2014, according to the latest report by the Institute for Supply Management.  Overall manufacturing revenue is expected to grow by 4.4 percent in 2014, according to Bradley J. Holcomb,…