Heilind Stocks TE Ocean

WILMINGTON, Mass. — Heilind Electronics, the largest distributor of interconnect products in North America, is now stocking TE Connectivity's innovative Ocean series of lead wire applicators. The Ocean applicator combines the best features of TE's HDM, HDI and System III applicators while adding several customer-suggested enhancements. The Ocean series of applicators utilizes one applicator platform…

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Printed-Electronics Standard Released

The technology for printed electronics has been around for a long time, yet this very practical technology hasn’t exactly taken off. The method, which adds extremely thin layers of materials at a time, is generally used for small electronics, such as hearing aids, or 3D models. One of the reasons the method has lagged is…

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Catastrophe Lurks: Are You Insured & Ready?

Tech companies are increasingly worried about supply chain risk. In its insurance market outlook for 2012, Marsh Inc. estimated that insured catastrophe-related losses in 2011 hit a record, exceeding $105 billion. Some 88 percent of tech companies polled by BDO cited concerns over their global distribution chains. It was the third straight year that the…

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Mouser and Intersil Ink Global Pact

MANSFIELD, TX — Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced a new worldwide distribution agreement with Intersil Corporation, a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analog, mixed signal and power management semiconductors. For design engineers across the globe, Mouser’s…

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Inventory Optimization: A Never-Ending Race

The dictionary definition for “optimization” goes something like “making the best or most effective use of a situation, opportunity, or resource.” In the high-tech supply chain, optimization can mean any number of things at different points in time, but the term is used most frequently in the context of how products are built, managed, warehoused,…

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Counterfeiters: Merchants of Death

Ever since EBN reader Rich K made a comment in response to one of my articles on counterfeiting, I have been considering the nuances of his statement, which in reality was a joke but one with an ironic twist. Rich said: “News Flash: Investigators today discovered that the entire mainland United States had been counterfeited…

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