Just One Word on the Future of Electronics CMs: Plastics

US electronics manufacturing service providers, tired of the shrinking margins and volatility of computers and consumer electronics, are shifting to other businesses. If they are successful, they'll be making more lights, plastic packages, and syringes than computing devices. In a quest for revenue growth, higher margins, and less volatility, contract manufacturers are becoming diversified manufacturers.…

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IPC Honors Carano

In recognition of his extraordinary contributions to IPC and the electronics industry, Michael V. Carano, director of new products and business development at OMG Electronic Chemicals, was honored with the IPC Raymond E. Pritchard Hall of Fame Award. Presented today at IPC APEX EXPO® at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, the IPC Hall of…

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TTI Promotes Mike Wood

TTI, Inc. announced today the promotion of Mike Wood to the position of Vice President of Corporate Product Management and Supplier Marketing. Prior to this appointment, Wood held the position of director product management. Michael Knight, Senior Vice President TTI Americas, commented, “Mike has been an integral part of our corporate product team for many…

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The Wall Between Design & Reality

I was born into a family of educators, and I married into a family of educators. For quite a while, it looked like my professional life was headed in a different direction. I worked in the automation industry as a system integrator. Eventually, however, like in The Godfather: Part III, “Just when I thought I…

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Future and Cymbet Ink Americas Deal

Cymbet Corporation announced that they have signed a Distribution Agreement with Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components to distribute Cymbet’s entire family of EnerChip™ Smart Solid State Batteries and power management solutions in North America and South America. Future Electronics customers can now purchase Cymbet EnerChip rechargeable solid state batteries that are created…

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