Microsemi to Acquire Symmetricom

Microsemi Corp., a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, and Symmetricom, Inc.,  a worldwide leader in precision time and frequency technologies, announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Symmetricom, Inc. for $7.18 per share through a cash tender offer, representing a premium of 49…

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Avnet Releases ADI and Xilinx Kits

Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today released two kits designed by Avnet experts, the Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoC / AD9361 Software-Defined Radio Evaluation Kit and the Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC / AD9361 Software-Defined Radio Systems Development Kit. Targeted for software-defined radio, MIMO, public safety networks and general purpose data…

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RS Components Enhances Website

 RS Components( http://www.rs-components.com ) (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc( http://www.electrocomponents.com ) (LSE:ECM), the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has further enhanced the customer online experience on its website as part of its ongoing strategy to build a GBP1bn eCommerce business at its heart. Intuitive improvements to the interactive…

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Ophir-Spiricon Awarded

Ophir Photonics, global leader in precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corporation brand, is pleased to announce that Ophir-Spiricon has been recognized with a Best Practices Award for Continuous Improvement from the Utah Manufacturers Association <http://www.umaweb.org>  (Salt Lake City, Utah). Ophir-Spiricon won the award after the Utah Manufacturers Association evaluated eligible manufacturers on a…

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Why RFID is a Purchasing Dream Tool

Having just attended the RFID Live 2013 conference in San Francisco, I was reminded of the myriad applications for RFID in tracking assets, monitoring systems and transmitting key data to and from sensing and recording devices. As I considered the potential uses of RFID technology for purchasing and operations people, I mentally formulated an end-to-end…

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Aviation Forecast up Through 2022

 Business jet deliveries are expected to increase between 2013 to 2022, according to Honeywell’s  22nd annual Business Aviation Outlook. Revenue estimates exceed  $250 billion during that period. The 2013 Honeywell outlook reflects an approximate 3 to 4 percent increase in projected delivery value over the 2012 forecast. Despite slightly lower unit deliveries, the expected value comes…

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Slideshow: 3 Recommendations to Control Knowledge Spillover in the Supply Chain

IMD’s survey of 34 executives in the high-tech sector reveals that they recognize knowledge spillovers is a critical issue in today’s supply chains. They also see suppliers and customers as important sources of information for innovation. However, managers need to be aware of the risks of negative leaks, which can have detrimental consequences for the…

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Heilind Stocking TE Connectivity’s UV-Resistant Circular Connectors

WILMINGTON, Mass. — Heilind Electronics, the largest distributor of interconnect products in North America, is now stocking TE Connectivity's (TE) UV-Resistant Sealed Circular Plastic Connectors (CPC). TE's sealed CPC is ideal for UV resistance in outdoor applications because it is now manufactured with UL F1-rated resin. This UL F1 rating meets industry standards for long-term…

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