Element14 Expands Kemet Portfolio

 Element14 has expanded its portfolio of KEMET capacitors for electronics design and production with the newest lines of super capacitors, inductors and signal relays, suitable for applications in automotive, communications and industrial. Marc Grange, Head of Product Marketing, element14 Asia-Pacific said, “We are delighted to add these popular KEMET products and make it available for…

EPCOS Releases Revised EMC Filter Data Book

TDK Corporation presents the new completely revised data book for EPCOS EMC filters 2014. It covers the comprehensive range of filter solutions for applications in industrial electronics, telecommunications and data technology. Frequency converter solutions are treated in particular detail; they make use mainly of power chokes, output chokes and filters. Product highlights include IEC inlet filters…

Vishay Wins Top Components Awards

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that the company’s TP8 and T42 solid tantalum chip capacitors, T18 wet tantalum capacitors, and IHLP-2525CZ-8A low-profile, high-current inductor have been selected for Electronic Design’s “Top 101 Components.” The annual list compiles the 101 components from the previous year most popular among readers of the magazine’s Products of…

Harwin Lauds Digi-Key

Harwin, the leading hi-rel connector and SMT board hardware manufacturer, has named electronic components distributor, Digi-Key as the winner of its Global Marketing Outreach Award. The honor reflects Digi-Key’s worldwide success in bringing Harwin’s innovative product range to market, specifically recognising the effectiveness of the distributor’s marketing campaigns which have led to strong sales growth.…

TE Completes Seacon Buy

TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the SEACON group, a leading provider of underwater connector technology and systems. The SEACON group serves the military marine and sub-sea sectors for remotely operated vehicles (ROV) / autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV), oil and gas, environmental and oceanographic applications. The group…

Distribution M&A Takes a Different Tack

The electronics distribution industry will never again see the kind of merger and acquisition activity that took place in the 1990s. During that period, trade journals’ rankings of the Top 100 Distributors became the Top 50 and then the Top 25. The driver, of course, was nationalization and then globalization. Distributors were filling in the…

Astrodyne Acquires Filter Concepts

Astrodyne Corporation, a global developer and manufacturer of specialized power solutions, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Filter Concepts, Inc. (“Filter Concepts”). Filter Concepts is a well-established provider of EMI Filter products for demanding applications. Filter Concepts’ headquarters are in Santa Ana, Calif., where it designs, tests and manufactures its products. The…

TTI Acquires Astrex

TTI, Inc. an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, today announced the acquisition of Astrex Electronics, a privately held connector distribution specialist headquartered in Plainview, New York. Mike Morton, President TTI Americas, said of the acquisition, “I’m very pleased to be bringing Astrex Electronics into the fold of the TTI family of companies. I…