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Element14 Franchised by Richtek

 Element14 has announced its new franchise with Richtek Technology Corporation, one of the world’s leading analog IC companies. This landmark partnership includes an expansion of element14’s portfolio of Richtek’s extensive line of DC/DC converters and LDO linear voltage regulators.  Electronic design customers will benefit from easy availability of Richtek’s inventive power management solutions that improve the…

ECIA Issues Guidelines for Commercial Electronic Parts

The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) announces the release of an industry guideline for Certificates of Conformance for Commercial Electronic Parts. The guideline was developed to address a customer’s request for traceabilty records. It identifies the need for and outlines the requirements of an Authorized Distributor Certificate of Conformance. The authorized distributors of electronic parts are committed to supplying…

EU to Move on Conflict Minerals Law

Manufacturers that don’t want to be caught off guard by a European Union (EU) conflict minerals regulation can learn about upcoming legislation directly from key government officials and hear what industry leaders are doing to prepare for compliance with EU and U.S. laws at IPC’s Conflict Minerals: Complying with EU and US Laws conference, October…

Mouser Gets AS9100C OK

 Mouser Electronics, Inc., a top design engineering resource and global authorized distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced that it has satisfied the rigorous audits of process control, quality management, and risk management, to be registered to AS9100C.  Established as the industry’s gold standard for quality and control, AS9100C is a quality management certification…

EPC Names Digi-Key as Channel Partner

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced new inventory of Gallium Nitride (GaN) power management products, available for immediate shipment as part of an exclusive global distribution agreement with Efficient Power Conversion (EPC). EPC is the leader in enhancement mode Gallium Nitride based power…

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…