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42Q Launches Industry’s First Cloud-Based MES

42Q, a leading provider of cloud manufacturing execution systems (MES), today announced the immediate availability of the first, fully cloud-based MES solution that offers competitive advantages in speed of deployment, operational agility and low total cost of ownership. Higher expectations from customers for demand flexibility and product delivery are significant factors leading manufacturers to adopt…

Arrow Sales Up 9% in Q1

Centennial, Colo. — Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) today reported first-quarter 2016 net income of $106.2 million, or $1.14 per share on a diluted basis, compared with net income of $106.1 million, or$1.09 per share on a diluted basis, in the first quarter of 2015. Excluding certain items1, net income would have been$132.2 million, or $1.43 per share on a diluted basis, in the first…

Paul J. Reilly to Retire from Arrow Electronics

Centennial, Colo .– Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) today announced that Chris Stansbury has been named senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective immediately. He will succeed Paul J. Reilly who is retiring from Arrow effective Jan. 31, 2017. In his new role, Mr. Stansbury will report to Michael J. Long, chairman, president and chief executive officer. Mr. Stansbury has…

North American PCB Market Rebounds

Bannockburn, Ill.— IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the March 2016 findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales growth accelerated in March and order growth rebounded. Bookings outpaced shipments, but the book-to-bill ratio held steady at 1.02. Total North American PCB shipments in March 2016 came in at 10.3…

MACOM Sues Infineon over GAN Tech Rights

Lowell, Mass. – MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSI) (MACOM), a leading supplier of high-performance analog RF, microwave, millimeterwave and photonic semiconductor products, today announced that it has initiated legal action against Infineon Technologies and International Rectifier (acquired by Infineon in 2015), to defend its rights to use the pioneering and patented gallium nitride on…

element14 Launches Pi IoT Design Challenge

Chicago, Ill. – element14, the world’s largest electronic design community, launches today its 2016 Pi IoT Smarter Spaces Design Challenge featuring the new Bluetooth and wireless enabled Raspberry Pi 3 microcomputer. The Pi IoT Smarter Spaces competition is challenging members to invent IoT-powered solutions that allow users to control the multiple Internet-enabled devices in any environment – be it their…

Heilind Adds Molex USB Type-C Connectors

Wilmington, Mass. – Heilind Electronics, a leading global distributor of electronic components, has added USB Type-C shielded I/O connectors and cable assemblies to its extensive selection of Molex products. The more compact design of the Type-C connector offers greater PCB savings, while allowing high-frequency mating in data, consumer, automotive, and industrial I/O applications. Molex USB Type-C connectors…

How to Select the Right Acceleration Sensor for High Vibration

Andover, Mass. – MEMSIC Inc., (http://www.memsic.com) a leading sensing solutions provider, today announced the availability of a new whitepaper for heavy equipment design engineers and developers who need to pick the right kind of acceleration sensors. This new MEMSIC whitepaper discusses various uses for accelerometers used in construction, testing and transportation equipment. This whitepaper provides…

Digi-Key Supplies Excelitas Photonic Solutions

Thief River Falls, Minn. — Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Electronics, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced they are distributing select products from Excelitas Technologies® Corp .broad portfolio of illumination, optoelectronic, and sensor/detection products worldwide through Digi-Key’s global websites. Excelitas is a global technology leader focused on delivering innovative high-performance, market-driving photonic solutions…