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…

Macronix Sues Spansion Over Patents

 Macronix International Co., Ltd., a global leader providing non-volatile memory solutions, announced that it has filed a patent infringement law suit against Spansion LLC and Spansion Inc. in the United States for infringement of seven Macronix patents directed to numerous aspects of flash memory. Macronix has taken this step to address Spansion’s rampant infringement of…

Avnet Supports Zed Touch Display Kit

Developing an interactive GUI or touchscreen application? Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced new reference designs, tutorials and training videos for the 7-inch Zed Touch Display Kit. The designs are supported on either the MicroZed™ or Zedboard™ kits. Click to Tweet: Avnet Electronics Marketing releases 7-inch Zed Touch…

Benchmark Acquires EMS Segment of CTS Corp.

Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: BHE), a leading integrated product design and manufacturing services provider, announced today that the Company has completed an acquisition of the full-service Electronics Manufacturing Solutions (EMS) segment of CTS Corporation (NYSE: CTS). The acquired business is strategically focused on complex, high-mix and low-volume manufacturing in the Industrial, Aerospace & Defense, Medical,…

Future Has TDK Wireless Charging Coils

Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has announce in-stock inventory availability of TDK’s wireless charging coils, designed for smartphones and other mobile devices. The receiving coil represents an industry-leading achievement, featuring a thickness of a mere 0.57 mm. This development reflects TDK’s extensive expertise in fields such as magnetic materials technology and…