C&K Components Names New CEO

Newton, Mass. — C&K Components, a leading global manufacturer of electromechanical switches, smart card readers, and high-reliability connectors, has announced the appointment of John J. Boucher as chief executive officer. John Boucher brings more than 30 years of diversified experience with leading global companies within the high-tech electronics manufacturing and services segment to C&K. Boucher…

Molex Buys Interconnect Systems

Lisle, Ill. – Molex, a leading global manufacturer of electronic solutions, announced today the acquisition of Interconnect Systems, Inc. (“ISI”) which specializes in the design and manufacture of high density silicon packaging with advanced interconnect technologies. According to Tim Ruff, senior vice president, Molex, the acquisition enables Molex to offer a wider range of fully integrated…

Littelfuse Buys Auto Switches and Connectors Maker

Littelfuse, Inc., (LFUS) today announced it has completed the acquisition of Menber’s S.p.A., headquartered in Legnago, Italy. Menber’s specializes in the design, manufacturing, and selling of manual and electrical battery switches and trailer connectors for commercial vehicles. The company had sales of approximately $23 million (€21 million) in 2015 and employs approximately 120 associates. Terms…

Heilind Adds NorComp M-Series Connectors

Heilind Electronics, a leading global distributor of electronic components, has just added NorComp’s M-SERIES metal shell connectors to its existing selection of harsh environment circular connectors. M-SERIES Circular Connectors are designed with a robust, waterproof cable-to-panel interface for demanding end use applications. These ruggedized connectors feature full metal shells for EMI/RFI shielding, as well as IP67/68…

Bourns Releases Automotive Component Selection Guide

Riverside, Calif.- Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, has published a new Automotive Component Selection Guide that showcases the company’s breadth of AEC-Q200 qualified components.  In the latest short form brochure, Bourns lists its broad selection of AEC-Q200 products that include resistors and magnetics that condition and filter electronic circuits. Complementing…

New Materials Transform Capacitor into High Energy Storage Device

Menlo Park, Calif. – Capacitor Sciences has developed patent-pending materials to create nano-structured crystalline thin films. When used as the dielectric material in a capacitor, these materials create high performance capacitive energy storage cells that are capable of producing 10X the energy density and 100X the power density of lithium ion batteries, at a significantly…

Ametherm Inks Distribution Deal with IC Resource

Carson City, Nev. – Ametherm today announced a distribution agreement with IC Resource, a leading distributor of electronic components to Southeast Asia and China. Under the terms of the agreement, IC Resource is now carrying and providing technical support for Ametherm’s entire lineup of inrush current limiters and NTC thermistors in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, West…

TTI Stocks Panasonic Hybrid Polymer Capacitors

TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components, now stocks Panasonic’s range of hybrid polymer capacitors in Europe. Known for their stable electrical characteristics at high frequencies, the robust devices are ideally suited for applications such as computer servers, backup devices and networking gear as well as industrial motors, automotive engine control units,…

Molex, Cisco Take MSA Lead on QSFP-DD Interfaces

At the Optical Fiber Communication (OFC) Conference in Anaheim, CA, Molex, LLC, and Cisco announced their participation in a multi-supplier agreement (MSA) to create high-speed, double-density quad small form factor pluggable (QSFP-DD), a new high-speed interface. Thirteen industry leaders have joined the MSA to collaborate in developing this new high-speed interface. “The need for high-speed solutions is…