Ametek Promotes Greg Nelson

AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME) today announced that the Board of Directors has elected Gregory J. Nelson as Vice President and General Manager, Electronic Components and Packaging within AMETEK’s Engineered Material, Interconnects and Packaging Division (EMIP). Mr. Nelson had previously served as Vice President and Business Unit Manager for the Precision and Engineered Materials business unit of…

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Avnet to Distribute SMARTRAC’s RFID Products

 Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has entered a distribution agreement with SMARTRAC N.V., a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of radio-frequency identification (RFID) and near field communications (NFC) transponders, tags and inlays. The distribution agreement focuses on NFC and ultra-high frequency (UHF) products – market segments with particularly…

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Xilinx-Flextronics: Just the Facts

When news of Xilinx’s suit against Flextronics first broke, the details alleged fraudulent transactions among Xilinx, Flex and two end-customers. The distribution industry, a key player in the global supply chain, wasn’t mentioned in the press release. In the weeks since, EPS readers have provided a lot of feedback, criticism and opinions and the trade…

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Supply Chain: How Much Can Sales Be Trusted?

I recently attended a Sales and Operation Planning (S&OP) conference where a discussion on how to efficiently launch Integrated Business Planning (IBP) within an organization quickly went from lively to intense when the conversation turned to the onboarding of the sales team into the process. Since integrated planning extends S&OP into customers/suppliers, sales people are…

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Slideshow: DesignCon Hits 100G Targets

Engineers quietly toiling to deliver high-speed systems gathered to showcase their latest accomplishments at last week’s DesignCon here, some setting new watermarks with 100 Gbit/s Ethernet backplanes and 100 GHz-class testers. We toured the show floor looking for examples of their accomplishments as well as a few fun moments. Rachael Lee (below), a senior field…

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Vishay 2013 Profit Flat, Revenue Up 6%

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE:VSH), one of the world’s largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors and passive components, today announced its results for the year and fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2013. Revenues for the year ended December 31, 2013 were $2,371.0 million, compared to $2,230.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2012. The net earnings…

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Military OKs Gowanda RF Inductors

Gowanda Electronics, a designer and manufacturer of precision electronic components for radio frequency and power applications, announced that the company recently achieved military approval for four thru-hole RF inductor series: MLRF10M, MLRF15M, MLRF18M and MLRF17S. These Gowanda series meet the military’s Qualified Product List (QPL) requirement for military spec MIL-PRF-15305. They also expand the company’s…

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Mouser Stocking Freescale Kinetis K-Series

Mouser Electronics, Inc., a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it is stocking Freescale Semiconductor‘s 32-bit Kinetis 72MHz K-Series microcontrollers. Freescale Kinetis K10/20/30/40/5x 72MHz microcontrollers (MCUs) available from Mouser electronics are low-power 32-bit microcontrollers featuring high precision analog, connectivity, and scalability. Freescale Kinetis 72MHz K-Series microcontrollers are…

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TT Electronics IMG Gets Nadcap Nod

TT electronics integrated manufacturing services (IMS) has been awarded Nadcap accreditation in its Perry, Ohio facility. The Nadcap accreditation has been awarded in the category of Electronics – AC7120, for the company’s printed circuit board assembly (PCBA), demonstrating its ongoing commitment to quality by satisfying customer requirements and industry specifications. With this award, the Perry,…

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