Samtec Names Hirose as Second Source for FireFly System

Samtec, Inc. is pleased to announce an agreement with Hirose Electric USA, Inc. as a second source for Samtec’s FireFly™ Micro Flyover System™. As a certified independent second source, Hirose can now provide its customers a future-proof inside-the-box system, as well as additional support to Samtec’s customers who use FireFly™ in current and future applications.…

EaglePicher Breaks Ground on Lithium Ion Facility

Joplin, Mo. — Today federal, state and local officials joined EaglePicher Technologies, LLC, and their honored guests to officially break ground on the company’s new Lithium Ion Center of Excellence. The 100,000-plus square-foot facility will be built adjacent to our current Lithium Ion facility at the Crossroads Industrial Park in Joplin, Missouri and will expand the EaglePicher…

TE Connectivity Expands With Wesco

TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity, announces an expanded distributor relationship with Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc. Wesco Aircraft’s previous agreement included the aerospace, defense and marine (AD&M) high performance relay products and DEUTSCH products. Now, it has been expanded to include the AD&M mil/aero connectors and Raychem harness protection products (engineered polymer solutions,…

New UL Standard Released for Lithium Batteries

Northbrook, Ill. — UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science leader, announces the creation of a new Standard for Safety for products that incorporate button or coin cell batteries using lithium technology. The new standard, UL 4200A, applies only to household-type products requiring these batteries that are used in areas where children are normally present. The…

Molex’s Brad M12 Cordsets Now at TTI

Now available in Europe through TTI, Inc., the world’s leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components are Molex’s Brad MX-PTL M12 cordsets delivering increased productivity and cost savings. The cordsets surpass the performance and reliability of traditional threaded connectors and facilitate quick connections to I/O blocks. Featuring Molex’s push-to-lock technology, the components…

America II Adds Cliff Electronic Components

St. Petersburg, Fla. – America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it has entered into a global franchise distribution agreement with Cliff Electronic Components, a leader in the design, development and manufacturing of components and connectors used in the audio, engineering, instrumentation, medical, lighting and…

Omnetics Ships Micro, Nano & COTS Connectors Fast

Minneapolis, Minn. — Designers must move quickly to provide circuitry needed for new miniaturized products that are being employed in today’s ruggedized portable electronics.  Electronic systems, modules and other contributing sensors and components must be small, lightweight, rugged and quickly available.  Design software systems using solid modeling techniques are producing circuit layouts and concepts rapidly.  Images…