Mindspeed Picks New Analog Leader

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSPD), a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions for network infrastructure applications, today announced the resignation of senior executive Kurt F. Busch. The company also announced that Najabat H. (Hasnain) Bajwa, the company’s senior vice president and general manager, lightspeed connectivity solutions within its high-performance analog group, will…

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Heilind Offers TE Connector

WILMINGTON, Mass. — Heilind Electronics, the largest interconnect distributor in North America, is now stocking TE Connectivity's MEZALOK connector. TE's MEZALOK connector is a rugged surface mount mezzanine connector incorporating “super-redundant” mini-box contact system for separable interface. The MEZALOK connector is available in 60 and 114 positions, and the Mini-Box contact system provides four points…

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Avnet Schedules Webinar Series

PHOENIX — For a full 24 hours Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), will be hosting its virtual Power Forum — providing on-demand technical training from nearly 20 industry-leading power technology suppliers, including Infineon, Maxim, National Semiconductor, TE Connectivity and Texas Instruments. On September 21, 2011, attendees will have…

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The Other Europe: A Look at Poland

Scan any of the European front pages lately, and you're likely to see reports on Greece, France, Germany, and the debt crisis crammed in there somehow. But as manufacturers know, there's more to Europe than just what's coming off the newsfeed or TweetDeck. Take Poland, for instance. When was the last time you heard about…

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Any Chance for National E-Waste Legislation?

Discarded electronic waste (e-waste) contains hazardous substances. When improperly handled, e-waste poses a threat to both the handler and the environment. E-waste is often exported to developing countries where low-wage workers disassemble the equipment and scavenge usable components, contaminating themselves and the environment in the process. In an effort to stop this practice, 20 countries…

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Flextronics, Lockheed Martin Extend Partnership

SINGAPORE — Flextronics (NASDAQ: FLEX) today announced that it has expanded its existing manufacturing partnership with Lockheed Martin beyond printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) manufacturing to full system level integration. In addition to PCBA, Flextronics will now support full system manufacturing and after-market services for a range of Lockheed Martin's aerospace and defense products from…

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Rochester Reinstates AMCC Manufacturing

NEWBURYPORT, Mass. — Rochester Electronics, the world's largest authorized manufacturer and distributor of end-of-life and mature semiconductors, is providing continuing manufacturing services for more than 50 products from Applied Micro Circuits Corporation's (Nasdaq: AMCC) standard semiconductor product portfolio. The AMCC® products include the S2004 quad serial backplane device, S2060A/D001 transmitter and receiver chips, and S2068…

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Top 10 Recommendations for the Holiday Season

How will electronics equipment vendors perform during the back-to-school and end-of-year season in light of continued economic problems in Europe, North America, and Japan? With consumers hunkering down to pay down debts and corporate IT equipment buyers holding tightly to their purse strings, sales in the traditionally strong yearend period may not be as robust…

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