FCI, Amphenol Have Second Source Deal

ETTERS, Pa. (March 5, 2012) — FCI, a leading supplier of high-speed, high-density connectors and interconnect systems, and Amphenol have entered into a second source agreement covering the InfinX® high speed mezzanine connector family. “The licensing agreement, based on the sharing of innovative patented high speed mezzanine connector and BGA connector termination technologies, leverages the…

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Brace for Impact of New Anti-Counterfeit Law

Commercial chip-makers and OEMs may be held responsible for detecting and investigating counterfeit parts under a new law that applies to US defense contractors. At least, that's the concern of TechAmerica, a technology trade association. The provision, included in Section 818 of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which President Obama signed into law…

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Pauls to Chair IPC Standards Committee

BANNOCKBURN, Ill. — IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announces the election of Douglas Pauls, principal materials and process engineer, Rockwell Collins, to chair the IPC Technical Activities Executive Committee (TAEC) for a two-year term. Elected to the position by the chairs and co-chairs of all IPC standards groups, Pauls succeeds Mel Parrish of STI…

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Will You Buy a Cheaper iPad?

Reports of a scaled-down iPad with a 7.85-inch screen have been circulating widely just before the anticipated release of the iPad 3. There are a lot of implications, including the idea that {complink 379|Apple Inc.} will be churning out less expensive devices, despite the wage increases at {complink 2125|Foxconn Electronics Inc.} But for EBN's audience,…

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Bourns Expands Mexican Manufacturing Plant

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, announced today that its Automotive Division has expanded its production facility in Chihuahua, Mexico. The 22,000 square feet manufacturing floor space extension will be used for the production of automotive position, speed and torque sensors that Bourns sells to a growing list…

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Methode Posts 3Q12 Results

CHICAGO — Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: MEI), a global developer of custom engineered and application specific products and solutions, today announced financial results for the Fiscal 2012 third quarter ended January 28, 2012. Read the full press release. {complink 3389|Methode Electronics inc.}

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Close the CIO-CMO Gap

Like at a high school dance, it used to be that the marketing department sat in one corner, while the IT department sat in the other corner of the room by all the computers. We only had a cursory idea of what the other department did, and the only time we interacted was when someone's…

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