IHS Acquires IMS Research

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — IHS Inc. (NYSE:IHS), the leading global source of information and analytics, announced today that it has acquired IMS Research, a leading independent provider of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry, for approximately $46 million. “The acquisition of IMS Research will help us expand our products and services in the…

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State Senator Honors Vishay on 50th Anniversary

MALVERN, Pa. — Pennsylvania State Senator Andy Dinniman recently honored Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) on the Company's 50th anniversary. State Senator Dinniman presented a State Senate citation to Vishay congratulating the Company. The presentation took place on March 15 at the Company's headquarters in Malvern, Pa. “It's incredible and almost overwhelming to think about…

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C&K Offers Assembly Services

NEWTON, Mass. — C&K Components, a leading international supplier of tactile, toggle, rocker and pushbutton switches, and smart card interconnect devices, provides value-added assembly services to deliver complete electromechanical solutions that meet customer requirements at the lowest overall cost. C&K’s innovative switch designs, combined with its assembly services, provide customers with solutions that afford greater…

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TTI Launches Product Webcast

FORT WORTH, Texas — TTI, Inc. in conjunction with EETimes launches a new product webcast, Choosing a High-Speed Mezzanine Connector. John Holba, Global Product Manager with Molex, hosts the pre-recorded 12-minute webcast to explain the various applications for high-speed mezzanine connectors. He will discuss what decision points to use in the selection process and introduce…

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Mouser Sponsoring Robotics Competition

MANSFIELD, Texas — Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced that it is a “Friends of the Future” sponsor of the 2012 FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC) Dallas Regional (March 29-31, 2012, Dallas Convention Center, Dallas, Texas). Through North Texas FIRST (For Inspiration…

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Jabil Posts 2Q12 Results

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Jabil Circuit, Inc. (NYSE: JBL), today reported preliminary, unaudited financial second quarter of fiscal year 2012 net revenue of $4.2 billion. “We are continuing to see the benefits of investing in long-term solutions to drive growth in our Diversified Manufacturing Services business,” said Timothy L. Main, President and CEO of Jabil.…

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TTI Names Global Internet Business VP

FORT WORTH, Texas — TTI, Inc. announced today that Kevin Schubert, formerly Director, eBusiness, has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Global Internet Business. He will be responsible for the strategic direction and growth of TTI’s online presence including visibility, branding and enterprise business. Schubert joined TTI in 1999 and has worked…

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TTI-Sager: A Good Fit at First Glance

{complink 12888|TTI Inc.} and Sager Electronics aren't saying much about their impending merger until the deal is done. (See: TTI Buying Sager Electronics.) But at first glance, the acquisition should cause minimal disruption to customers and suppliers and should be a net positive across the board. Both companies are specialty distributors, meaning they focus on…

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A Second Look at Item-Level Tagging

Can the electronics supply chain learn a lesson from the apparel industry? When it comes to RFID tagging, the evidence suggests it can. As in electronics, US and European apparel imports have been rising over the past few decades. To cater to this ever-increasing demand in a cost-effective manner, manufacturers have shifted their production from…

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