Aligni Adds Purchasing Function to Software

PORTLAND, Ore. — Aligni™, the first part, component, and inventory management software that offers enterprise-level functionality in a low-cost, SaaS model, today announced the addition of full purchasing capability. In addition, new functionality for part list versioning has been added to the service. With these additions, Aligni now delivers full electronics manufacturing workflow and, like…

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Master Distributors Offers Marathon Components

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Master Distributors, a leading distributor of electromechanical, interconnect and passive components, announces that it carries a complete line of PV integration components manufactured by Marathon Special Products, including enclosed fuse holders, enclosed power blocks, grounding lugs, power distribution blocks, all major classes of fuse holders, as well as terminal blocks. The…

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Next-Gen IP Protection: A Jobs Plan

President Obama is slated to release a plan this week to stimulate the country’s job growth. It’s difficult to speculate just how successful this program will be, but I have my own suggestion for job creation in the high-tech sector: Get serious, and I mean really serious, about combating intellectual property theft. What does IP…

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Newark/element14 Stocks Amphenol Connectors

CHICAGO — Newark/element14, a leading multi-channel, high-service electronics distributor in the Americas, and a business of global Premier Farnell, announced today it was stocking the HD-BNC™, the newest line of RF connectors from Amphenol RF. The HD-BNC™ enables design engineers to fit more connectors into a smaller space without compromising true 75 ohm performance. The…

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The Other Tablets

{complink 379|Apple Inc.} should enjoy its domination of the tablet PC market while it lasts. A flood of tablets from all kinds of manufacturers will hit the market during the 2011 holiday sales season, and many of them will be priced at a hefty discount to the iPad. The pressure that has been building on…

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Kaman Buys Target Electronic Supply

BLOOMFIELD, Conn. — Kaman Corporation (NASDAQ-GS: KAMN) announced today that its subsidiary Kaman Industrial Technologies Corporation (Kaman) has acquired the assets of Target Electronic Supply, Inc. (Target), of Westwood, Massachusetts. Target, a leading motion control distributor in the New England trading area, increases Kaman’s already strong position in those markets and will become part of…

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