Smith & Associates Names Human Resources VP

HOUSTON — Smith & Associates, the industry leader in global electronics distribution, today announced the appointment of Leslie McIntyre to the role of Vice President of Human Resources. Leslie will be responsible for leading Smith’s Human Resources department and expanding its global programs and employee resources. Leslie is a new addition to Smith’s global team.…

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IPC Releases International Technology Roadmap

BANNOCKBURN, Ill. — The long-awaited 2011 IPC International Technology Roadmap for Electronic Interconnections was released last month at IPC APEX EXPO® 2012. Published biennially, the IPC Roadmap serves as an authoritative guide to interconnect technological trends, providing a vision of imminent, innovative technology. The 2011 roadmap incorporates revealing data and comparisons to help users serve…

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PCB Assembly Express Partners With element14

CHICAGO — Newark’s element14, the first collaborative community and electronics store for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts, today announced a partnership with PCB Assembly Express to provide its quick design and assembly prototyping services to North American customers. Through this partnership, design engineers can easily access PCB Assembly Express’ high-quality services through the Knode on…

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Understanding the Chinese Consumer

Setting aside competitive issues for a moment, companies that have located manufacturing in China have done so for two main reasons: first, low-cost labor; and second, to reach China's vast consumer market. As wages begin to rise in the region, companies will have to increasingly shift their focus toward selling to China's consumers in addition…

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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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