Mouser Adds to Its Industrial Application Center

MANSFIELD, Texas — Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, has unveiled its new Industrial application training site on Mouser.com. This new site has been developed to assist design engineers in quickly identifying the latest advancements and key trends in building automation technology, as…

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Catching the Eye of Private Equity

I recently read an article in the New York Times Dealbook section by Stephen Davidoff titled, “For Private Equity, Fewer Deals in Leaner Times.” The article has a lot of interesting information on the changing times in the private equity markets. The author lists the primary forces driving this turbulence. Too few “good” merger and…

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HDD Prices to Remain High Through 2014

Even though Thailand's hard-disk-drive manufacturers are recovering from the devastating floods of October, HDD prices are expected to remain higher than pre-flood levels through 2014. According to market research firm IHS iSuppli, average selling prices (ASPs) for HDDs increased to $66 in the fourth quarter of 2011, up from $51 in the previous quarter. Prices…

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API Technologies Announces EMS Business Unit Restructuring

ORLANDO, Fla. — API Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: ATNY) (“API”, “API Technologies”, or the “Company”), a leading provider of RF/microwave, microelectronics, and security solutions for critical and high-reliability applications, today announced restructuring plans for its Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) product lines. The restructuring plan is intended to realize synergies from the Company's combined EMS businesses, contain…

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Lockheed Martin Reaches Strategic Supply Chain Agreement

BETHESDA, Md. — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) signed a new strategic enterprise agreement with Arrow Electronics covering procurement of more than 22,000 electronic components used in advanced technology systems such as missiles, satellites, radar systems, tactical fighter aircraft and unmanned surveillance systems. It represents Lockheed Martin's largest agreement with any single supplier for these commodities,…

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Defense Cuts Looming – Again

Defense cuts are looming once again as the US government seeks to balance its budget. The fairly predictable reaction from politicians is to protest the cuts, which will hurt individual states during an election year. What the general public might not know — but the supply chain does — is that cuts will harm a…

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Europe at a ‘Crossroads’ in Chip Production

The European semiconductor market is going through a major transition that could result in a drastically reduced role for the continent's leading manufacturers. This would negatively affect the region's economy growth unless steps are taken to enhance productivity and increase investments in next-generation technologies. A 14-month research study conducted jointly by French economic and market…

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Analog Devices Appoints Managing Director of Operations for India

BANGALORE, India — Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI), the world leader in data conversion and signal conditioning technology, has appointed Somshubhro (Som) Pal Choudhury as Managing Director for Operations in India. Pal Choudhury will manage Analog Devices’ presence in the country specifically defining and executing strategies to expand business by further developing and strengthening ADI’s…

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Cree Announces New Technology Centers in China

GUANGZHOU, China — Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a market leader in LED lighting, announces new technology centers in China, further expanding Cree TEMPO (Thermal, Electrical, Mechanical, Photometric, Optical) Services in these key markets. The groundbreaking technology centers support demand for Cree products and services throughout China and demonstrate Cree’s commitment to accelerate broader market adoption…

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