SMTC Bags SpiderCloud Business

SMTC Corp. said it has signed an agreement to provide contract manufacturing services to communications equipment vendor SpiderCloud Wireless in North America, helping to boost sales at the EMS provider. The sales potential and volume shipment of the transaction was not disclosed and privately-owned SpiderCloud does not disclose its revenue numbers. Aside from the additional…

Rochester Inks Pact With Willas-Array Electronics

Rochester Electronics has recently added Willas-Array Electronics (Holdings) Limited out of Hong Kong as an authorized distributor for Rochester-brand semiconductors. Established in 1981, Willas-Array Electronics has become one of the largest Hong Kong-based electronic component distributors in the Asia-PAC region, and will focus on industrial, telecom, medical, and automotive markets. “Willas-Array Electronics (Holdings) Limited has…

Ametherm Acquires Surge-Gard Product Line

Ametherm today announced that it has acquired the SURGE-GARD™ inrush current limiter product line, formerly manufactured by RTI Electronics, from Measurement Specialties Inc. (NASDAQ: MEAS), a global designer and manufacturer of sensors and sensor-based systems. The acquisition will also include certain NTC thermistor products. “Since their introduction, SURGE-GARD products have won a reputation for quality…

IPC: PCB Growth Stalls

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the August findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program, which included a revised 2013 forecast of nearly flat sales growth for 2013. Sales and order growth both stalled in August after signs of upward momentum in recent months. Sales and Orders Remain Slow…

Benchmark Acquires EMS Division of CTS

Benchmark Electronics Inc. said it has bought the electronics manufacturing services unit of CTS Corp., paying approximately $75 million for the division. The business services the industrial, aerospace & defense, medical and communications market, according to a statement issued by Benchmark and CTS. Like many other medium-size contract manufacturers Benchmark has been deepening its offerings…

Semiconductor Sales Up in August

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $25.87 billion for the month of August 2013, an increase of 6.4 percent compared to August 2012, marking the industry’s largest year-over-year growth since March 2011. Sales in the Americas increased by 23.3 percent…

TTI Acquires Ray-Q Ltd.

TTI, Inc. an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, today announced the acquisition of Ray-Q Interconnect. Founded in 1969 as a Raychem subsidiary based in Israel with offices in Turkey and India, Ray-Q provides high quality electrical interconnect solutions to military, aerospace and other high-reliability product industries. Since 2000 the company has been incorporated…

Switchcraft Awarded Patent

Switchcraft, Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of interconnect solutions for audio, video and data, has been awarded a US Patent for Phantom Lift, the technology currently incorporated into our 900 Series Instrument Direct Boxes. The 900 Series, which are geared toward live sound applications, are the world’s only direct boxes with a ground lift switch…