Digi-Key Stocks BI Technologies Inductors

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry’s largest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced the addition of the HM78D series of dual winding inductors from BI Technologies, a division of TT Electronics. The HM78D series offers higher inductance, better efficiency,…

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2013 H1-B Visa Cap Remains the Same

On April 1, the US Citizen and Immigration Services will begin accepting applications for the coveted H1-B visas that will let high-skilled foreign workers hold jobs in the United States in 2013. In the past few years, high unemployment rates in the US have prompted criticism of the visa program, which allows the hiring of…

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ECIA Updates EDI Transaction Sets

ATLANTA — The ECIA Electronic Components Council (ECC) provides a forum to develop and discuss industry business issues and develop best practices in operations, quality, management, marketing and communications strategies. The Council’s EDI Transactions Sets Committee recently reviewed several EDI Transactions and made modifications that simplify them by focusing on industry specific needs. Committee Chair…

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Capability Trumps Capacity in EMS Industry

After two decades of concentrating on capacity, the focus of the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) industry now is shifting to capability, with competencies including manufacturing skills and supply chain management gaining in importance, according to IHS iSuppli EMS & ODM Market Research at information and analytics provider IHS Inc. Over the past two decades, the…

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IPC Names New President, CEO

BANNOCKBURN, Ill. — IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announces the appointment of John W. Mitchell as its new president and CEO, effective April 23, 2012. Mitchell brings to IPC a wealth of experience in strategic and tactical planning, international alliances and joint ventures, engineering management, creation of intellectual property, product marketing and business negotiations.…

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Midsized Manufacturers Upbeat About 2012

US manufacturers are slightly more optimistic about their business in 2012 than they were a year ago, according to a recent survey of small and midsized manufacturing companies. The chief financial officers (CFOs) of these businesses continue to see solid signs of economic recovery in US manufacturing. But, while these businesses are planning more hiring,…

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Nam Tai Appoints CEO, Vice CEO

SHENZHEN, China — Nam Tai Electronics, Inc. (“Nam Tai” or the “Company”) (NYSE Symbol: NTE) today announced that Mr. Wang Lu Ping (“Mr. LP Wang”) has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of the Company and Mr. Wang Shi Ping (“Mr. SP Wang”) has been appointed as Vice Chief Executive Officer (“VCEO”) of the…

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