IPC: EPA Revision Discourages Recycling

In a very odd turn of events, one expert says that the government agency charged with protecting the environment is discouraging recycling efforts. Speaking on behalf of more than 2,000 U.S. electronics manufacturers who are members of IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries, Dr. Brent Grazman said IPC members are strong advocates of scientifically based…

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CES 2014: Chip Makers Collaborate — And Diversify

Bringing my thoughts together from International CES 2014, I was struck by the extent of diversification – chips, devices, platforms, and especially end-markets. There was, as always, a dizzying amount of information, gadgets, solutions, and futuristic dreams. But two themes really stand out as likely capturing the next phase of the semiconductor and electronics industry:…

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Vishay to Showcase Power, Passive Devices at APEC 2014

At APEC 2014, Vishay Intertechnology will be highlighting its latest industry-leading power MOSFET, passive component, diode, and power IC technologies for a wide range of applications. New Products on Display at APEC 2014 Composite-Coupled Inductors Built on IHLP® Technology for SEPIC DC/DC Converters and Common Mode Applications Vishay is introducing the first devices in a…

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Benchmark Electronics Posts Strong Revenues

Angleton, Tex. — Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: BHE), a leading integrated contract manufacturing provider, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and year which ended December 31, 2013. “We completed 2014 with a robust fourth quarter and year-over-year growth. Revenue and earnings exceeded our fourth quarter expectations with growth driven organically by revenue from…

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Getting Into Google’s Headspace

Just maybe, it’s time for suppliers to turn their eyes in Google’s direction. If you look more closely at the acquisition run the company’s been on lately and for the last couple years and connect dots in direct and/or abstract ways, there might well be a bigger supply chain play taking seed. Google may have…

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PEI-Genesis Unveils Multilingual Website

PHILADELPHIA — PEI-Genesis, Inc., one of the world’s fastest assemblers of precision connectors and power supplies, announces the launch of its multilingual website. Now, customers will be able to complete transactions in German, Italian, French, Spanish and Chinese through its website at www.peigenesis.com. “We have customers and partners world-wide and our enhanced website will improve…

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Central Semiconductor Expands Distribution Agreement With Future Electronics

EGHAM, UK — Central Semiconductor Corp., a leading manufacturer of innovative discrete semiconductors, announced that it has expanded its Distribution Agreement with Future Electronics, one of the top worldwide broadline distributors of electronic components, headquartered in Montreal Canada, into EMEA. “We are pleased to be adding Future on board in the EMEA territories after forging…

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